Vmstax – Build charts/graphs from vmstat log


Learning Flex 3, i wanted to test the chart functionnalities. As a case study, i took the problematic of drawing charts from a vmstat log. At the end of your load tests, you have to build the charts. It may take  some times to do that with Word or OpenOffice and it is not one of my favorite task. So, i decided to make a littleapplication in Flex : you upload your vmstat log, the chars appears and you can export them as images.

Click here to test: vmstax

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10 Responses to “Vmstax – Build charts/graphs from vmstat log”

  1. bernie on June 9th, 2009 1:46 pm

    Very nice tool ! congratulations for the work !

    I will be perfect if it was possible to export as images only one chart, and not all the page.

  2. pault on January 14th, 2010 12:35 pm

    Just cool!!
    Do you plan to create any type of library to enable for user local charting ?

  3. Michenux on January 14th, 2010 1:37 pm

    No, it will be always as an online service.

  4. Mike on February 1st, 2010 8:48 pm

    Very slick utility. I’m wondering though…am I doing something wrong? I uploaded a file that contained a weeks worth of 5 second snapshots taken every 15 minutes, BUT the charts don’t reflect these times when graphed. I understand there are no timestamps in the log file that I create using vmstat, so how would explain this lack of accuracy on the timeline axis of the graph to my managers?

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  7. Maciej Zaleski on November 17th, 2011 1:23 pm

    Very good utility. Much simpler to use than command line tools.

  8. iabc on March 4th, 2012 5:11 am

    Great and nice tools. i use different excel macros to generate similar charts at work, but this tools is quick and easy. It will be cool if you can also generate run queue graph from vmstat output.

  9. Renganathan on November 26th, 2013 4:45 am

    Excellent utility. Thanks for sharing this tool. It surely helped to ease the effort to generate charts of VMSTAT output.

  10. Dilip on September 19th, 2014 12:31 pm

    Excellent tool and very easy to understand. Simple and efficient.

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