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Sysdig – System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool For Linux
  • Last Updated : 17 Mar, 2021

Sysdig is an open-source, cross-platform, system exploration/diagnosing and troubleshooting tool for Linux. Sysdig was written in Lua program language. Sysdig also has a simple, intuitive, powerful, and fully customizable curses UI (User Interface) called Csysdig. System state and activity from a running Linux instance are captured and saved, filtered, and analyzed. All the major Linux troubleshooting commands are included in this tool, into one single application like htop, iftop, lsof, strace, iostat, ps, netstat, tcpdump, etc. So we can use this tool for any troubleshooting activity without going to any of the mentioned commands particularly.

Sysdig Features:

  • Filtering of output is supported
  • Fast, stable and easy-to-use
  • Enable sample advanced log analysis.
  • Linux server attack (forensics) analysis features for ethical hackers are offered.

Installing Sysdig in Linux

In Debian/Ubuntu you can install sysdig with the help of APT command or APT-GET command using the following command:-

sudo apt-get -y install sysdig

Sysdig a Powerful System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for Linux

How to use Sysdig?

Sysdig needs access to some critical areas like  /proc file system, /dev/sysdig* devices and also needs to auto-load the sysdig-probe kernel module, therefore they need to be run as a root user or as a superuser(sudo)



Only running the sysdig command without any argument will flood your screen instantly with lots of output and difficult to understand anything that is why more command is used to see page by page.

sysdig | more

Sysdig a Powerful System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for Linux

Still, confused to understand? Then use the following command to get the more useful output:

sudo csysdig 

Sysdig Chisels and Filters

sysdig command has filters that allow you to filter the output .let us discuss them.

Chisels: Sample list of chisels under different categories. Can be shown using the following command:

sudo sysdig -cl

Sysdig a Powerful System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for Linux

 To find out more information about a particular chisel, use the -i flag:



 sudo sysdig -i   [category name]

httptop

httplog

List of available field classes, fields, and their descriptions by using the following command:

sudo sysdig -l

Sysdig a Powerful System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for Linux

Linux Processes Monitoring 

List system process by typing the following command:

sudo sysdig -c ps

Sysdig a Powerful System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for Linux

 Network Connections and I/O Monitoring

View system network connections, by typing the following command:

sudo sysdig -c netstat

System File I/O Monitoring

Get the output of the data to read and written by processes by typing the following command:

 sudo sysdig -c echo_fds

Sysdig a Powerful System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for Linux

For getting more useful information read the manual by typing the following command:

man sysdig
man csysdig

Sysdig a Powerful System Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tool for Linux

sysdig

csysdig

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