SAR GUI: Export sar / sysstat reports as PDF using kSar


If you are Linux Administrator you must know what SAR is, sar is a very useful utility for Linux Administrators to get the report of CPU Usage and You can monitor I/O, CPU Usage, Idle system state using sar utility. This article will help you to read / export sar reports in Graphical mode.

In this HowTo, I will show you how you can export sar reports as PDF / JPG / PNG using kSar tool.

ksar - PDF
ksar – PDF

In RHEL / CentOS you will find sar reports under /var/log/sa

In Ubuntu / Debian based Linux you will find sar reports under /var/log/sysstat

Perform following steps to export sar report:

1. Make Sure Java is installed on your system to open kSar Utility.

2. Download kSar Utility from below URL

3. Extract / Unzip Downloaded file

root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad:~/Downloads# unzip

4. Give Executable permission to kSar.jar

root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad:~/Downloads/kSar-5.0.6# chmod +x kSar.jar

5. Execute below command to open java file (kSar.jar):

root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad:~/Downloads/kSar-5.0.6# java -jar kSar.jar

6. Now Click on Data -> Load from Text file…

7. Provide Path of sar reports path:

For RHEL: /var/log/sa/sarXX
For Debian/Ubuntu: /var/log/sysstat/sarXX

8. Select “Export to PDF / JPG / PNG” from Data  To Export sar report as PDF / JPG / PNG

Enjoy Sysstat Monitoring 🙂 Enjoy GUI Reports 🙂 Enjoy Linux 🙂 Enjoy Open Source 🙂

This is how you can export sar reports in Graphical format.

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