6. Press the key "i" to insert text, and paste the Text below.
# run system activity accounting tool every 10 minutes
*/10 * * * * root /usr/lib/sa/sa1 1 1
# generate a daily summary of process accounting at 23:53
53 23 * * * root /usr/lib/sa/sa2 -A
7. Once you have done that, press Esc, then press the : key. (That means shift semi-colon/colon key). Then type in wq and press enter.
8. chmod 755 sysstat
And thats it, your done. Wait about an hour and it will start recording the load.
To look at your load averages. Type in: sar
Or "sar -q" produces a better layout. It will show the loads recorded every ten minutes since midnight the night before. And then it will show your day's average at the very bottom.
Use "sar -q" anywhere in the prompt to see your load average for the day.