SAR Performance Data Plotter
SAR stands for System Activity Report. It is a tool used to monitor system activity on Linux systems. The sar command is part of the sysstat package and captures a set of statistical information such as CPU load, memory paging, memory utilization, swap usage, network I/O, and much more.
This hackweek project will take the collected sar data (two format exists) and will create nice performance overview using GNUPlot and other tools.
Goal for this Hackweek
Basic working version exists for binary sar data file format.
1.) to enhance the created output with additional performance data
2.) additionally support the text sar format
3.) write an generic wrapper for both formats
4.) optional: create reports that extends a report from one day to multiple days
bash, awk and a bit of GNUPlot skills required
This project is one of its kind!