Introducing common Linux diagnostic tools for troubleshooting
The openness of Linux is one of its best assets. This opened the door to an extensive number of solutions that can be used for any task at hand. Hence, many diagnostic tools are available to Linux system administrators. Depending on which part of your system you would like to diagnose, there are several tools available. Troubleshooting is essentially problem solving, based on diagnostics generated by specific tools. To reduce the number of diagnostic tools to cover, we will narrow down the issues to the following categories for this section:
- Boot issues
- General system issues
- Network issues
- Hardware issues
There are specific diagnostic tools for each of these categories. We will start by showing you some of the most widely used ones.