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atop - useful tool for investigation and incident RCA on Linux

Atop is an ASCII full-screen performance monitor for Linux that is capable of reporting the activity of all processes (even if processes have finished during the interval), daily logging of system and process activity for long-term analysis, highlighting overloaded system resources by using colors, etc. At regular intervals, it shows system-level activity related to the CPU, memory, swap, disks (including LVM) and network layers, and for every process (and thread) it shows e.g. the CPU utilization, memory growth, disk utilization, priority, username, state, and exit code. In combination with the optional kernel module netatop , it even shows network activity per process/thread. The command atop has some major advantages compared to other performance monitoring tools: Resource consumption by all processes It shows the resource consumption by all processes that were active during the interval, so also the resource consumption by those process

Workload Automation (WLA) vs Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Workload automation (WLA) and robotic process automation (RPA) are both tools that help businesses automate processes and tasks. While they accomplish some of the same things, there are some key differences between the two, with both offering businesses unique advantages and disadvantages. Both workload automation and robotic process automation make workflows more efficient, can reduce overhead costs, reduce the workload of skilled IT staff members, and can automate repetitive processes and tasks. While often thought of as competing processes, they don’t have to be thought of this way. Instead, in the increasingly complex and dynamic environment of automation, it makes more sense to think of workload automation and robotic process automation as complementary tools. When used correctly, workload automation and robotic process automation can be used together as part of an effective and comprehensive automation strategy. To better understand the differences between the two