Chapter 20: System Logging, Accounting, and Tuning

Chapter 20: System Logging, Accounting, and Tuning

In this chapter, you will

  • Understand the role of system logging

  • Learn how to implement syslog

  • Discover accounting procedures

  • Review system performance procedures

A well-managed system needs to be continuously monitored for security, accounting, and performance purposes. Solaris provides several built-in mechanisms to use in accounting for resource usage, which you can then use with an automated billing procedure. This is very useful for Internet service providers and shared-use systems that must account for the resources utilized by users or groups. In addition, you can easily detect inappropriate use of resources by unauthorized individuals, and you can limit utilization by enforcing quotas.

Part I: Solaris 9 Operating Environment, Exam I