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Systems Performance: Enterprise and the Cloud by Brendan Gregg

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Appendix C. sar Summary

This is a summary of key options and metrics from the system activity reporter, sar(1). You can use this to jog your memory of which metrics are under which options. See the man page for the full list.

sar(1) is introduced in Chapter 4, Observability Tools, and selected options are summarized in later chapters (6, 7, 8, 9, 10).

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Some sar(1) options may require kernel features enabled (e.g., huge pages), and some metrics were added in later versions of sar(1) (version 10.0.2 is shown here).

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