Use Performance Co-Pilot to Monitor Systems

30 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

Performance Co-Pilot provides a robust set of tools for monitoring system data, including historical logging. In this hands-on lab, we use PCP to review the historical data recorded by `pmlogger`, and then confirm if the issue is still happening by using various PCP tools. _This lab is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat._

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Check Historical Data

Confirm the reported issue by reviewing archived data.

Confirm the Issue Is Still Occurring

Use PCP tools to see if the CPU issue is still happening.

Troubleshoot the Issue

Discover the source running the problematic commands by leveraging system tools, such as ps.

Additional Resources

On 11 February 2022, an application server began displaying erratic behavior — notably, large CPU spikes. Given recent suspicious behavior, the server was removed by production and shut down until the issue could be further explored.

Review the historical data from February 11, and then confirm the issue is still occurring. Finally, track down the cause of the problem.

This lab is not approved or sponsored by Red Hat.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

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