This chapter describes some tools built using DTrace to collect data; several such have emerged since DTrace was first made available with the initial release of Solaris 10. This chapter is not intended to provide information on how to use the various tools discussed here; each is very well documented with numerous examples, all easily available online. Our goal here is to briefly introduce these tools to the reader. All the tools discussed in this chapter are easily and freely downloadable if you want to explore them in more detail.
The tools discussed in this chapter are as follows.
• The DTraceTookit: This is a huge collection of tools implemented as scripts.
• Chime: This is a standalone tool for visualizing DTrace aggregations. ...