Monitoring and Tuning Tools....

While editing the latest podcast with our interview of Mark and Matt from Zenoss I came across these two articles.  The first is a list of five pretty cool tools for Tuning your machine over at  The tools they mention, even by their admission, is not complete but definitely helpful if you are new to Linux and want the most performance possible.

The second article I came across was an article about one of the packages we are not currently testing called Munin.  The article is over at HowToForge.  It gives you step by step instructions to get it up and running.

What are your favorite tools for troubleshoot performance issues with your servers or desktops?  What do you think of Munin?

Brian Wagner

Brian started working with *nix in while a student at Kent State University in the early 90's. In 1995, as an E-Mail Administrator for Caliber Technology (now part of Fedex) he was tasked with administering Sendmail on both Slackware Linux and Solaris Systems. His first home install of Linux was MkLinux DR1 in 1996 on his 60 Mhz PowerMac. Since then Brian has been working and consulting on Linux and it's uses in the Enterprise to support everything from E-Mail, Firewalls, Web and File serving to custom cluster solutions and grid solutions. Brian has had the opportunity to work in both Fortune 500 companies and small 2 person organizations. This has given him the unique insight into the differences every size business faces.