Installation of System Activity Reporter (SAR) in Linux


Linux System Activity Reporter (SAR) is often used by system administrators to check the resource utilisation and health report at a particular point of time. In order to install SAR on a RHEL/CentOS based machine, first we need to install EPEL repo on the server, you can do the same by running the below command on the terminal


yum install epel-release -y


The parent package of SAR is systat, sysstat is a bundle of few useful tools including SAR, once the repo is installed we can continue with the SAR installation by executing the below command

yum install sysstat -y


We can check if the service is running or not by executing the below command

service sysstat status


You can check the following post to analyse the system health using SAR.

Updated: March 26, 2018 — 5:24 am

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