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NAME

       pmcollectl, pcp-collectl - collect data that describes the current system status

SYNOPSIS

       pcp collectl [-f file | -p file ...]  [options ...]

DESCRIPTION

       pcp-collectl  is  a  system-level  performance monitoring utility that records or displays
       specific operating system data for one or more sets of subsystems.  Any of the  subsystems
       (such  as CPU, Disks, Memory or Sockets) can be included or excluded from data collection.
       Data can  either  be  displayed  immediately  to  a  terminal,  or  stored  in  files  for
       retrospective analysis.

       pcp-collectl  is a python(1) script providing much of the functionality available from the
       collectl(1) Linux utility (which happens to be written in perl(1)).

       It makes use of the Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) toolkit to simplify its implementation,  as
       well as provide more of the collectl functionality on platforms other than Linux.

       pcp-collectl has two primary modes of operation:

       1. Record  Mode  (-f  or --filename option) which reads data from a live system and writes
          output to a file or displays it on a terminal.

       2. Playback Mode (-p or -a option) which reads data from one or more PCP archive files and
          displays output on a terminal.  Note that these files are not raw collectl format data,
          rather they are archives created  by  the  pmlogger(1)  utility  (possibly  indirectly,
          through use of the -f option to pcp-collectl).

RECORD MODE OPTIONS

       In  this  mode  data  is  taken from a live system and either displayed on the terminal or
       written to a PCP archive.

       -h host
              Display metrics from host instead of displaying metrics from the local host.

       -c, --count samples
              The number of samples to record.

       -f, --filename filename
              This is the name of a PCP archive to write the output to.

       -i, --interval interval
              This is the sampling interval in seconds.  The default is 1 second.
       -R, --runtime duration
              Specify the duration of data collection where the duration is a number followed  by
              one  of  wdhms,  indicating  how  many  weeks,  days, hours, minutes or seconds the
              collection is to be taken for.

PLAYBACK MODE OPTIONS

       In this mode, data is read from one or more PCP data files that were  generated  with  the
       recording option, or indirectly via the pmlogger utility.

       -f, --filename filename
              If specified, this is the name of a PCP archive to write the output to (rather than
              the terminal).

       -p, --playback filename
              Read data from the specified PCP archive folio files(s) -  refer  to  pmafm(1)  for
              archive folio details.

       -a, --archive filename
              Read  data  from  the  specified PCP raw archive files(s). The argument is a comma-
              separated list of names, each of which may be the base name of an  archive  or  the
              name of a directory containing one or more archives.

COMMON OPTIONS

       The following options are supported in both record and playback modes.

       --help
              Display standard help message.

       -s, --subsys subsystem
              This field controls which subsystem data is to be collected or played back for. The
              rules for displaying results vary depending on the type of data  to  be  displayed.
              If  you  write data for CPUs and DISKs to a raw file and play it back with -sc, you
              will only see CPU data.  If you play it back with -scm you will still only see  CPU
              data  since  memory  data  was  not  collected.   To see the current set of default
              subsystems, which are a subset of this full list, use -h.

              The default is "cdn", which stands for CPU, Disk and Network summary data.

              SUMMARY SUBSYSTEMS

              c - CPU
              d - Disk
              f - NFS V3 Data
              j - Interrupts
              m - Memory
              n - Networks

              DETAIL SUBSYSTEMS

              This is the set of detail data from which in most cases the  corresponding  summary
              data  is  derived.   So,  if  one  has 3 disks and chooses -sd, one will only see a
              single total taken across all 3 disks.  If one chooses -sD, individual disk  totals
              will be reported but no totals.

              C - CPU
              D - Disk
              F - NFS Data
              J - Interrupts
              M - Memory node data, which is also known as NUMA data
              N - Networks

       --verbose
              Display  output in verbose mode.  This often displays more data than in the default
              mode.  When displaying detail  data,  verbose  mode  is  forced.   Furthermore,  if
              summary data for a single subsystem is to be displayed in verbose mode, the headers
              are only repeated occasionally whereas if multiple  subsystems  are  involved  each
              needs their own header.

SEE ALSO

       PCPIntro(1),  collectl(1),  collectl2pcp(1),  perl(1),  python(1),  pmlogger(1),  pmcd(1),
       pmafm(1), pmprobe(1), pmrep(1), PMAPI(3), and pcp.conf(5).