davecb at canada.sun.com
Mon Sep 6 17:01:05 GMT 1999
| When the students arrive in a few weeks, we will have several
| registered samba users and (we anticipate) several hundred
| simultaneous Samba connections. (This will be our first period of
| significant Samba use.)
| Our management folks are asking about collecting periodic Samba
| figures. This is a bit vague, but something like a rolling count of
| simultaneous connections, per-user and/or per-interval disk usage
| have been mentioned.
Hmmn: just what I did in a previous life for a new
community of NFS v3 users at York University (in Canada)
Send me mail: we can probably do some useful monitoring.
The general answer to the question: write a program
or script to poll the smb status information at 5-15
minute intervals to get the shape of the usage curve.
Disk usage can be monitored with ordinary means (quotas,
du scripts), and disk and network i/o can be sampled
with tools like iostat and sar.
If you happen to be running Solaris, or anything with
sar and iostat, definitely contact me: I'm in the midst
of a review of performance tools and methods, and can give
fairly precise advice about system tuning...
David Collier-Brown, | Always do right. This will gratify some people
185 Ellerslie Ave., | and astonish the rest. -- Mark Twain
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