Linux server needs a RAM upgrade? Check with top, free, vmstat and sar

Originally published at: Linux server needs a RAM upgrade? Check with top, free, vmstat and sar.

Sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge knowing if and when you should upgrade the RAM (random access memory) on your Linux server. Even more so when deciding how much memory you should add, or, if you have adequate memory, how do you make best use of it? This article will walk you…

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Currently working on this myself. I was recommended to use vmstat to check. Thanks for the info and the guide. I haven’t been able to find something straightforward like this off of YouTube. I didn’t want a video, just wanted an article explaining everything.

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