Create a graph of your system’s performance

Use Dstat and Gnuplot to monitor performance, then turn that information into neat-looking graphs that anyone, even your manager, can understand…

If you have a server which is being used to host a website or to run a web application, it helps to know what kind of load it is handling. This information is particularly useful when you start finding the website or application to be running slower than usual. You can run a check on the performance of the system and compare it with prior results to see the increase in load. Then you can take the necessary action to fix the problem. To gather the performance data of your computer you need to set up system monitoring software on the server and let it gather information which will give you an idea of the performance of the server.

Technical people can often interpret the numbers that a monitoring tool would generate, but a lot of people in upper management might not find it so easy and would relate more easily to information presented to them in the form of graphs. If you need to upgrade your server, you often need to make a case for it to the management of your organisation. You need to present the performance data to them in a form that they can relate to – fancy-looking graphs. In this article we’ll look at how to gather this monitoring information and then how to convert this data into neat graphs.

Introducing Dstat
Dstat is an open source system monitoring tool for Linux. For users familiar with vmstat, iostat, netstat, and ifstat, you can think of Dstat as a single tool that combines all their features, and offers some more. It’s a very versatile application for both system administrators and developers because it comes with the ability to save its output as comma-separated values (CSV) files, making it very easy for you to plot a graph of the system’s performance. You can include these graphs into reports or use them to convince the management to allow you to upgrade your  servers. Monitoring your server and generating performance graphs can be quite useful when assessing a server’s ability to handle load with a load generation tool. Let us now see how to setup Dstat on your Linux computer, then we’ll move on to the basic usage of Dstat.

Dstat setup
The Dstat installation process will depend on the flavour of Linux that you use. You can find binaries for various distributions on the Dstat website. Distributions such as Fedora and Ubuntu have a pretty smart package management system which will download and install the package for you. Just make sure you get Dstat version 0.6 or better installed, as there are some features that we will need that are only available in these versions.

For more visit this link :- http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/tutorials/create-a-graph-of-your-systems-performance/

Installing Google Chrome on Linux ( Fedora | Ubuntu )

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing one method to install Google Chrome on Linux ( Fedora 11) (Ubuntu 9.04).

Google announced that Google Chrome is not stable for Linux. Still Google Chrome’s stable version is not available for Linux. This version which you are going to install by this method it’s only testing version (Unstable Version )

For more about Google announcement for Chrome Browser visit below Links :-

1. http://dev.chromium.org/getting-involved/dev-channel

2. http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/linux.html

Installing Google Chrome on Fedora 11 (32-bit):-

1) Login as a root.

[linuxuser@tejasbarot.com]$ su – root
Password:-

2) Go to your yum.repos.d Directory.

[root@tejasbarot.com]#cd /etc/yum.repos.d/

3) Create Repository there.

[root@tejasbarot.com yum.repos.d]# vim chrome.repo

4) Enter Following information in your repo file.

[google]
name=Google – i386
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Save & Exit from repo file.

5) Import Key by executing following commands.(Important)

[root@tejasbarot.com]# wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
[root@tejasbarot.com]# rpm –import linux_signing_key.pub

6) Now You are ready to install Google Chrome on Fedora 11.
7) Execute yum -y install google-chrome . Google Chrome will Install on your Fedora 11.
8) Finished
9) You can find Google Chrome at Applications -> Internet -> Google Chrome

Installing Google Chrome on Fedora 11 (64-bit):-

1) Login as a root.

[itsolutoins@tejasbarot.com]$ su – root
Password:-

2) Go to your yum.repos.d Directory.

[root@tejasbarot.com]#cd /etc/yum.repos.d/

3) Create Repository there.

[root@tejasbarot.com yum.repos.d]# vim chrome.repo

4) Enter Following information in your repo file.

[google64]
name=Google – x86_64
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/x86_64
enabled=1
gpgcheck=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub

Save & Exit from repo file.

5) Import Key by executing following commands.(Important)

[root@tejasbarot.com]# wget https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
[root@tejasbarot.com]# rpm –import linux_signing_key.pub

6) Now You are ready to install Google Chrome on Fedora 11.
7) Execute yum -y install google-chrome . Google Chrome will Install on your Fedora 11.
8) Finished
9) You can find Google Chrome at Applications -> Internet -> Google Chrome

Installing Google Chrome on Ubutnu (32-bit):-

1) Login as a root.

2)  Download .deb file of Google Chrome.

Go to this link Accept the Agreement and Download Google Chrome from this link :- http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/eula_dev.html?dl=unstable_i386_deb

Remember where you downloaded file.

3) Go to the Directory where you downloaded .deb file and Now Install .deb file. Ready to Install Google Chrome

root@tejasbarot.com~# dpkg -i google-chrome-unstable_current_i386.deb

4) Finished Now. Google Chrome is Installed.

5) You can find Google Chrome at Applications -> Internet -> Google Chrome .

Installing Google Chrome on Ubutnu (64-bit):-

1) Login as a root.

2)  Download .deb file of Google Chrome.

Go to this link Accept the Agreement and Download Google Chrome from this link :- http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/eula_dev.html?dl=unstable_amd64_deb

Remember where you downloaded file.

3) Go to the Directory where you downloaded .deb file and Now Install .deb file. Ready to Install Google Chrome

root@tejasbarot.com~# dpkg -i google-chrome-unstable_current_amd64.deb

4) Finished Now. Google Chrome is Installed.

5) You can find Google Chrome at Applications -> Internet -> Google Chrome .

* Note :- I Didn’t tested it on Ubuntu.

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Enjoy Browsing with GOOGLE CHROME.


Graphical Download Manager for Linux ( Fedora / Ubuntu )

Hello Friends,

Today I am sharing a very good and useful tool for Linux. I hope you all like it.

A GUI Download Manager is Available on Linux ( Fedora 10, 11, 12 and Ubuntu 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10). A Utility is called multiget.

MultiGet is an easy-to-use GUI download manager for ubuntu / debian linux. It is Look and work like famous windows download manager flashget.

It supports resuming downloads, It supports HTTP/FTP protocols . It supports multi-task with multi-thread on multi-server. You can reconfigure the thread number without stopping the current task.

MultiGet runs natively on Linux, and it supports multiple operating system too. It was tested on many system such as : Windows XP, ubuntu ,kubuntu, xubuntu, Fedora, opensuse, mandriva, MEPIS , PCLinuxOS, CentOS, Puppy, FreeBSD, MacOS etc.

Howto Install MultiGet in Fedora (10,11,12) :-

1) Login as a root.
[linuxuser@tejasbarot.com]$ su – root
Password:

2) Execute Following Command to Install MultiGet :-
yum -y install multiget*

MultiGet is available From Fedora Repository

Howto Install MultiGet in Ubuntu (8.10, 9.04, 9.10) :-

1) Login as a root.

2) Execute apt-get install multiget

or you can use Synaptic Package Manager

MultiGet is available from Ubuntu universe respository

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Editing/Removing ID3 Tag for MP3 In Linux (Ubunutu)

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing one method to edit ID3 Tag for  Mp3 in Linux. ( Fedora10, Fedora 11, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04).

There are lots of MP3 tag editors are available for Linu but I prefer EasyTAG. This is very good and easy tool to edit ID3 Tag.

Follow below steps to edit ID3 Tag for Mp3 in Ubuntu Linux.

Step 1 :- Login as a root and install EasyTAG in Fedora.
First Open Terminal from Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal
linuxuser@tejasbarot.com:~$ su – root

Step 2 :- Now Install easyTAG on your Fedora Box. By Execute Below Command.
root@tejasbarot.com:~# apt-get install easytag

When it as you for Y/N Confirmation Pree “Y” to Install and Press “N” to Cancel Installation

Step 3:- Once installation done back to Normal User.
[root@tejasbarot.com:~#exit ( Will take you back to Normal User)

Step 4:- Open EasyTAG
linuxuser@tejasbarot:~$ easytag (If you want to open from Terminal than execute easytag command on terminal)
If you are GUI Lover then Go to Applications -> Click on Sound and Video -> Click on EasyTAG

Step 5:- Start editing ID3 Tag’s of MP3.
Edit Path of your MP3’s Directory in your Browser Bar. (By Default there /root is default path)
At your Right Side you will See Your Songs MP3 List and ID3 Tags Information

Step 6:- Editing /Removing MP3 ID3 Tags.
1. Select that MP3 File from list which you want to edit /Remove ID3 Tag
2. Edit whatever you want to edit in your ID3 Tag. and Press “CTRL + S”. If you want to remove ID3 tag from MP3 then Select MP3 File and Press “CTRL + R” and “CTRL + S”

If you don’t know what is MP3 ID3 Tag then please visit this link :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3

That’s IT :). Enjoy ID3 Tag Editing :).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3

Editing/Removing ID3 Tag for MP3 In Linux (Fedora)

Hi Friends,

Today I am sharing one method to edit ID3 Tag for  Mp3 in Linux. ( Fedora10, Fedora 11, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04).

There are lots of MP3 tag editors are available for Linu but I prefer EasyTAG. This is very good and easy tool to edit ID3 Tag.

Follow below steps to edit ID3 Tag for Mp3 in Fedora Linux.

Step 1 :- Login as a root and install EasyTAG in Fedora.
First Open Terminal from Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal
[linuxuser@tejasbarot.com]$ su – root

Step 2 :- Now Install easyTAG on your Fedora Box. By Execute Below Command.
[root@tejasbarot.com]# yum -y install easytag*

Step 3:- Once installation done back to Normal User.
[root@tejasbarot.com]#exit ( Will take you back to Normal User)

Step 4:- Open EasyTAG
[linuxuser@tejasbarot]$ easytag (If you want to open from Terminal than execute easytag command on terminal)
If you are GUI Lover then Go to Applications -> Click on Sound and Video -> Click on EasyTAG

Step 5:- Start editing ID3 Tag’s of MP3.
Edit Path of your MP3’s Directory in your Browser Bar. (By Default there /root is default path)
At your Right Side you will See Your Songs MP3 List and ID3 Tags Information

Step 6:- Editing /Removing MP3 ID3 Tags.
1. Select that MP3 File from list which you want to edit /Remove ID3 Tag
2. Edit whatever you want to edit in your ID3 Tag. and Press “CTRL + S”. If you want to remove ID3 tag from MP3 then Select MP3 File and Press “CTRL + R” and “CTRL + S”

If you don’t know what is MP3 ID3 Tag then please visit this link :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3

That’s IT. Enjoy ID3 Tag Editing.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ID3

Mount Remote folder using SSH(sshfs) on Fedora 10, Ubuntu 8.10, Ubuntu 9.04

Hi Friends,

It’s possible to mount any Remote directory using SSH with sshfs utility(command). It’s Very Easy. This Steps you can follow for Fedora 10, Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04 Linux.

First Let us know something about SSHFS.

What is SSHFS?

SSHFS allows you to conect to any host that supports SSH and mount the remote directory in your local directory. This means you will be able to access files as if they were on your own system and best of all the transactions are encrypted using SSH.

This is much faster, easier, and more effecient than using FTP. Still Some people are actually using regular FTP to transfer files. The problem with FTP is that not only are your files sent in clear text but username and password are also in plain sight for anyone to can see it.

For Fedora 10 :-

Step 1 :- Login as a root by executing following command from user.
[linuxuser@tejasbarot.com]$ su – root

Step 2 :- Execute Following command to install SSHFS on your Fedora Box.
[root@tejasbarot.com]# yum -y install sshfs*

Step 3:- Once Installation Done Login as a user now.Now Create One Local Directory(Where you want to mount Remote Directory). (You can also mount to your existing directory)
[root@tejasbarot.com]# su – linuxuser

[linuxuser@tejasbarot.com]$ mkdir ~/SSHFS

Step 4:- Now Execute command to mount remote directory into Local Directory.

[linuxuser@tejasbarot.com]$ sshfs root@192.168.100.55:/home/linuxuser/ ~/SSHFS. (sshfs username@ssh-server-ip:/directory-you-want-mount <local-directory-where-you-want-to-mount-remote-folder)

Step 5 :- It will ask your for password of user which you have provided.Now Check your ~/SSHFS ( Local Directory where you mounted SSH Remote Folder).You will able to see Your all files into ~/SSHFS

For Ubuntu 8.10 and Ubuntu 9.04

Step 1 :- Login as a root by executing following command from user.
linuxuser@tejasbarot.com:~$ su – root

Step 2 :- Execute Following command to install SSHFS on your Fedora Box.
root@tejasbarot.com:~# apt-get install sshfs -y

Step 3:- Once Installation Done Login as a user now.Now Create One Local Directory(Where you want to mount Remote Directory). (You can also mount to your existing directory)
root@tejasbarot.com:~# su – linuxuser

linuxuser@tejasbarot.com:~$ mkdir ~/SSHFS

Step 4:- Now Execute command to mount remote directory into Local Directory.

linuxuser@tejasbarot.com:~$ sshfs root@192.168.100.55:/home/linuxuser/ ~/SSHFS. (sshfs username@ssh-server-ip:/directory-you-want-mount <local-directory-where-you-want-to-mount-remote-folder)

Step 5 :- It will ask your for password of user which you have provided.Now Check your ~/SSHFS ( Local Directory where you mounted SSH Remote Folder).You will able to see Your all files into ~/SSHFS

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Enjoy Linux 🙂 Enjoy Remote Mounting 🙂