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Hi,

I want to find the find the used and available physical memory and swap on a solaris machine on which top is not installed. I am not allowed to install anything on this system. Can I do it with prstat,sar etc..?
Thanks in advance.
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Check out:

http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/816-5166/swap-1m?l=en&a=view
http://docs.sun.com/app/docs/doc/816-5166/vmstat-1m?l=en&a=view

You can also use some stuff from the dtrace toolkit (solaris 10 only)  to extract system info:

http://www.brendangregg.com/dtrace.html


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try

vmstat 5 5

and look at memory stat part

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prstat -a and -t are also a good ones to play with.
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any reason why you can not install s/w especially if it is a standard tool?
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its an old production server and its preferred not to make any changes on the system
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