IOSTAT Plotter and NFSiostat plotter updates (V3!)

I’ve been updating both nfsiostat_plotter and nfsiostat_plotter. Both versions are now “v3”. There are a few new features in both:


  • Normally nfsiostat doesn’t capture the CPU utilization but this can be an important part of analyzing NFS client performance. In this version of the code you need to also run iostat while you run nfsiostat so that the CPU utilization is captured. With this version of code, you have to run iostat and run iostat_plotter_v3.py to produce the iostat output (which is read by nfsiostat_plotter).
  • For both iostat_plotter and nfsiostat_plotter, the legend has been moved outside the plot to the top right
  • For both iosta_plotter and nfsiostat_plotter, the size of the legend has been shrunk so you can plot more NFS file systems (up to about four before the legend lables start to overlap). Iostat_plotter can handle about 8 devices.
  • For nfsiostat_plotter, the command option “-c” was added so you could combine the NFS file systems onto a single plot (total of 4 plots)
  • For iostat_plotter, the command option “-c” was added so you could combine the devices onto a single plot (total of 4 plots)
  • For iostat_plotter, the code can read either sysstat v9.x or sysstat v10.x format for iostat. This is very important since CentOS and RHEL ship with a very old sysstat v9.x package.
  • For both iostat_plotter and nfsiostat_plotter, the legend labels are auto-sized based on the string length (it’s a heuristic algorithm).
  • For both iostat_plotter and nfsiostat_plotter, a simple “-h” option as added that produces a small help output.

Go to this page for iostat_plotter_v3 and this for nfsiostat_plotter_v3. You will see links to the new code. But just in case, here are the links.

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5 Responses to IOSTAT Plotter and NFSiostat plotter updates (V3!)

  1. David Goldsmith says:

    How are you getting iostat to run with both the -c and the -d options? On CentOS 5.x, those options appear to be exclusive.

  2. flopsy says:

    Pls let me know the link to download V3 of nfsiostat script

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