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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 #3 ;
  • the option that should be used with sadc to collect the corresponding activity is given in column #4. 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 Report name
sar : Option to display
sadc : Option to collect
Available as SVG graphics
Notes
Paging activity A_PAGE
-B
(default)
Yes

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

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

Interrupts activity
A_IRQ
-I
-S INT
No

Instantaneous CPU clock frequency
A_PWR_CPU
-m CPU
-S POWER
Yes

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

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

Network devices activity
A_NET_DEV
-n DEV
(default)
Yes

Network devices errors
A_NET_EDEV
-n EDEV
(default)
Yes

NFS client activity
A_NET_NFS
-n NFS
(default)
Yes

NFS server activity
A_NET_NFSD
-n NFSD
(default)
Yes

Sockets in use
A_NET_SOCK
-n SOCK
(default)
Yes

IPv4 network activity
A_NET_IP
-n IP
-S SNMP
Yes

IPv4 network errors
A_NET_EIP
-n EIP
-S SNMP
Yes

ICMPv4 network activity
A_NET_ICMP
-n ICMP
-S SNMP
Yes

ICMPv4 network errors
A_NET_EICMP
-n EICMP
-S SNMP
Yes

TCPv4 network activity
A_NET_TCP
-n TCP
-S SNMP
Yes

TCPv4 network errors A_NET_ETCP
-n ETCP
-S SNMP
Yes

UDPv4 network activity A_NET_UDP
-n UDP
-S SNMP
Yes

IPv6 sockets in use
A_NET_SOCK6
-n SOCK6
-S IPV6
Yes

IPv6 network activity A_NET_IP6
-n IP6
-S IPV6
Yes

IPv6 network errors A_NET_EIP6
-n EIP6
-S IPV6
Yes

ICMPv6 network activity A_NET_ICMP6
-n ICMP6
-S IPV6
Yes

ICMPv6 network errors A_NET_EICMP6
-n EICMP6
-S IPV6
Yes

UDPv6 network activity A_NET_UDP6
-n UDP6
-S IPV6
Yes

Fibre Channel traffic
A_NET_FC
-n FC
-S DISK
Yes

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

Queue length and load averages
A_QUEUE
-q
(default)
Yes

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

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

Swapping activity
A_SWAP
-W
(default)
Yes

Task creation and switching activity
A_PCSW
-w
(default)
Yes

TTY devices activity
A_SERIAL
-y
(default)
No