Understanding resource utilization and spare capacity is becoming more important than ever. Processors, Memory are one of the most significant resources among all the available resources in a system, making processor/ memory utilization a critical metric for measuring the performance of a system running a workload.
As AIX Admin In your day-to-day admin job we frequently asked to get CPU and memory values. They will play key roles in administration jobs.
To list presently staged/installed CPU, memory, and hard-disk capacity in the server, use below simple commands on the AIX server.
# prtconf -s # pmcycles -m # lsdev -Cc processor # bindprocessor -q
You can get the CPU utilization of the system with below command:
# mpstat 1
# prtconf -m # bootinfo -r # lsattr -El sys0 -a realmem # lsattr -El mem0
Below two commands, shows what is available for processing. Means if the rmss is in place. They will report the simulated memory only.
# vmstat # getconf REAL_MEMORY
Show Hard disks/Capacity
# lsdev -Cc disk # lspv # bootinfo -s hdisk0
Show IP Addresses
# ifconfig -a | grep inet # lsattr -El en0 -a netaddr
Determining microprocessor speed
This section describes a process for determining microprocessor speed. When using AIX and subsequent releases, the following code returns the processor speed in hertz (Hz):
# lsattr -E -l proc0 | grep "Processor Speed"
When using earlier releases than AIX 5.1, use the uname command. Running the uname -m command produces output of the following form:
xx – 00 (always starts with 00 digits)
yyyyyy – Unique CPU ID
mm – Model ID (the numbers to use to determine microprocessor speed)
ss – 00 (Submodel)
Example of “uname -m” command is as shown below:
# uname -m 00FC76815C00