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Matrix of activities

The following table lists all the possible activities for sar:
  • the option that should be used with sar to display the corresponding activity is given in column #2 ;
  • the option that should be used with sadc to collect the corresponding activity is given in column #3. The value "(default)" means that the activity is always collected by sadc and that no specific option is needed for that ;
  • whether SVG graphs can be created by sadf for the corresponding activity (this list will be updated as SVG support improves).

Activity sar : Option to display
sadc : Option to collect
Available as SVG graphics
Notes
Paging activity -B
(default)
Yes

I/O and transfer rate -b
(default)
Yes

Disks activity -d -S DISK
Yes
sadc: -S XDISK also collects activity
Partitions activity -d
-S XDISK
Yes
sar: Activity displayed only when data read from a file
Filesystems activity
-F
-S XDISK
Yes
sar: -F MOUNT displays mountpoint names instead of filesystem names
Hugepages activity
-H
(default)
Yes

Interrupts activity
-I
-S INT
No

Instantaneous CPU clock frequency
-m CPU
-S POWER
Yes

Fans speed
-m FAN
-S POWER
Yes
Need the sensors library (lm_sensors)
Weighted CPU clock frequency
-m FREQ
-S POWER
No

Voltage inputs
-m IN
-S POWER
Yes
Need the sensors library (lm_sensors)
Devices temperature
-m TEMP
-S POWER
Yes
Need the sensors library (lm_sensors)
Plugged USB devices
-m USB
-S POWER
No

Network devices activity
-n DEV
(default)
Yes

Network devices errors
-n EDEV
(default)
Yes

NFS client activity
-n NFS
(default)
Yes

NFS server activity
-n NFSD
(default)
Yes

Sockets in use
-n SOCK
(default)
Yes

IPv4 network activity
-n IP
-S SNMP
Yes

IPv4 network errors
-n EIP
-S SNMP
Yes

ICMPv4 network activity
-n ICMP
-S SNMP
Yes

ICMPv4 network errors
-n EICMP
-S SNMP
Yes

TCPv4 network activity
-n TCP
-S SNMP
Yes

TCPv4 network errors -n ETCP
-S SNMP
Yes

UDPv4 network activity -n UDP
-S SNMP
Yes

IPv6 sockets in use
-n SOCK6
-S IPV6
Yes

IPv6 network activity -n IP6
-S IPV6
Yes

IPv6 network errors -n EIP6
-S IPV6
Yes

ICMPv6 network activity -n ICMP6
-S IPV6
Yes

ICMPv6 network errors -n EICMP6
-S IPV6
Yes

UDPv6 network activity -n UDP6
-S IPV6
Yes

Fibre Channel traffic
-n FC
-S DISK
Yes

Software-based network processing activity
-n SOFT
(default)
Yes

Queue length and load averages
-q
(default)
Yes

Memory utilization
-r
(default)
Yes
sar: "-r ALL" displays all memory fields
Swap space utilization
-S
(default)
Yes

CPU utilization
-u
(default)
Yes
sar: "-u ALL" displays all CPU fields
Inodes and other kernel tables activity
-v
(default)
Yes

Swapping activity
-W
(default)
Yes

Task creation and switching activity
-w
(default)
Yes

TTY devices activity
-y
(default)
No