Adding UNIX rstatd sources

To capture resource monitoring data from the UNIX rstatd daemon, you must configure the data source. UNIX rstatd is bundled with most Linux distributions.

Before you begin

To collect resource monitoring data from UNIX rstatd, the portmapper service must be enabled on the host computer. To determine whether the portmapper service is enabled, type the following on the command line of the host computer:

rpcinfo -p localhost

The portmapper service is listed in the output of the rpcinfo command. If it is not, contact your system administrator for help with installing or configuring the portmapper service.


  1. On the Resource Monitoring tab of the schedule editor, click Enable resource monitoring, and then click the Add button.
  2. Click Next and type the hostname of the computer that you want to monitor.
  3. In Data Sources, click UNIX rstatd monitor, and on the Locations tab, specify the connection parameters:
    1. Click UDP or TCP protocol.
    2. To use a different port number, click Use port and type the port number.
  4. On the Resource tab, select the type of data that you want to capture. The tree view shows all available performance counters, with a default set of counters preselected. To see all available counters, clear the Show only selected counters check box. Be selective; monitoring all possible resource data requires substantial amounts of memory. Hold your mouse pointer over a counter to see details about what that counter measures.
  5. Configure time intervals on the Options tab.
    1. In Polling Interval, type a time value in seconds for collecting resource data. For example, if you accept the default of 5 seconds, counter information will be collected at 5-second intervals from the specified host during the schedule run.
    2. In Timeout Interval, type a time value in seconds. If the resource monitoring host does not respond within this amount of time during a schedule run, an error is logged.
  6. To collect the resource monitoring data for the system under test that is in the cloud, in the Cloud Options tab, click the Location in Public Cloud check box.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Specify a location and name and click Finish.