libnodelay is an LD_PRELOAD library for disabling Nagle's algorithm. Disabling Nagle's algorithm can result in a performance improvement for latency-sensitive applications that use TCP. Using the library may be easier than digging through a mess of code and confusing or obscure configuration options.
Pylot is a tool for testing the performance and scalability of Web services. It runs HTTP load tests, which are useful for capacity planning, benchmarking, analysis, and system tuning. It generates concurrent loads, verifies server responses, and produces reports with metrics. Tests suites are executed and monitored from a GUI or the shell.
Opsview Core is a network monitoring software application. It solves the challenges of monitoring modern IT and network systems. It is a drop-in replacement for Nagios Core, with full support for its plugins and 100% compatibility. It is easy to install and configure and is ideal for monitoring applications networks, and Windows, Linux, and Unix servers. VMWare, KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V are supported, and Amazon EC2 and other cloud services can be monitored. It works with Opsview Mobile to allow you to monitor your systems on the go.
Torrus is an alternative software platform to MRTG, Cricket, and Cacti. In most cases it brings more flexibility and performance. It is able to poll more than 50,000 SNMP OIDs every 5 minutes from a single moderately equipped server, with simultaneous threshold monitoring of half of them. Torrus is designed to be a universal data series processing framework. Its scalable hierarchical design, application-independent core, and highly customizable architecture make it an attractive choice both for small installations and for big enterprise or carrier networks. Although most users deploy Torrus for SNMP monitoring, it might be useful for data series of any nature. Tobi Oetiker's RRDtool is used for data storage.
gprog is a basic GUI pipe meter that shows the percentage complete as data moves through a Unix pipe. It is very fast because it uses a dual process design with a cache oblivious algorithm for self-tuning. Also, the presentation is largely decoupled from the transfer, so that the GUI won't slow down the transfer.
KernScope is a simple tool that parses the contents of /proc or /sys entries on a Linux system and graph their values. It is intended for developers, admins, or the curious and aids with the understanding of system performance and behavior. Users can select any integer values for graphing with a simple syntax.