The Collect tool gathers and displays information for
subsystems. You can set Collect to gather data for a
single subsystem or any combination of the following:
- message queue
Collect has two modes: collection and playback. In
collection mode, it gathers operating system and
process data and writes it to standard output, to a
binary file with a compressed format, or to both.
In playback mode, Collect reads from a previously
written binary file and writes to standard output.
The format of the data when written to standard
output is identical, whether during real-time
collection or playback mode.
With the Collect tool's live graphing feature, you
can also view the data in real time.
New for version 5.1
These features further enhance Collect's low system
impact. If you are running low on disk space, Collect will
"sleep" until you recover. And, if you do suffer a crash,
you will still have all the data from the most recent write