Monitoring a Linux Performance host

To monitor a Linux Performance host, you must add the Linux Performance host source to the project in Rational® Test Automation Server and select the counters that are used to capture the monitoring usage data.

Before you begin

You must have completed the following tasks:
  • Installed and started an agent. See Resource monitoring agents.
  • Logged in to Rational® Test Automation Server. You must be the owner of an existing new project.

About this task

The Linux Performance host source is added to the list of resource monitoring sources when the agent is installed.


  1. Click Infrastructure > Resource Monitoring.
    The resource monitoring page opens.
  2. In the resource monitoring page, click Add a Source and select add a Linux Performance host.
  3. Select an address to connect to the target host in Access target from.
  4. Click Add.
    The Choose Data Counters dialog opens.
  5. Select and save the statistics counters to monitor the source. You can select them from the list where they follow the server logical organization.
    For a faster selection, select the counters from the built-in sets drop-down list where they are organized by theme and save your selection.

    When the selected counters are saved, two tables are displayed in the resource monitoring main page. They contain the total number of sources you have added and the number of sources ordered by type.

    Tables of available sources

What to do next

You can click the links in the tables to view the performance metrics and usage data in a graph for the monitored Linux Performance host.