Basic Linux commands for troubleshooting

Using Linux operating system is fun. User can fully control their operating system performance and monitoring changes that indicates problem to the system. For a new user, they need to learn some specific commands used to monitor and troubleshoot Linux system.

Here are some basic Linux commands for monitoring system performance and troubleshooting your Linux system:

Linux vmstat command tutorial - reports information about processes, memory, paging, block IO, traps, and cpu activity.

Linux top command - provides a dynamic real-time view of a running system.

Linux free command - free displays the total amount of free and used physical and swap memory in the system, as well as the buffers used by the kernel.

Linux lshw command - lshw is a small tool to extract detailed information on the hardware configuration of the machine.