[nycbug-talk] Advanced UNIX Basics Management

Marco Scoffier marco at metm.org
Wed Sep 23 13:44:09 EDT 2009

Isaac Levy wrote:
> I am explicitly *not* looking for good 3rd party tools, (pstree, for  
> example)- I am looking to cover the basics of what's just expected to  
> be there on our typical stock UNIX systems- (FreeBSD and OpenBSD, and   
> CentOS Linux here, to be precise).
Hey Ike,

I think you've pretty much covered the basics.  I wonder if you want to 
add a section at the end for getting info on remote machines ? At least 
in the environment where I work, multiple people with multiple nodes, 
often the problem is finding which node is available for running a job.

You can ssh <machine> ; top  ( then repeat until you find a free machine )
You can ssh <machine> 'ps' etc. and put all this in a hacky script.

Or despite your disclaimer ...

  ganglia daemon + server is becoming pretty common for monitoring 
resources on multiple machines


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