I have a Ubuntu server. There are some jobs running. I have to monitor their CPU, memory usage over complete time of their execution (time series). I know there are a lot of CLI tools like top, htop etc. But what I want, is some tool that captures the data (CPU, memory usage) from the system and shows its time series automatically.

Or what is the best approach for this ?

  • Will be interested to find out. Maybe perf can help?
    – Pedro
    May 6, 2020 at 9:06

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Is sysstat something that could help you? If you enable it, sar allows you to print nice reports of usage of cpu & mem (and some other stats). There are some tools that allow you to convert that into graphs then (ksar for instance).

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