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How to monitor Unix server CPU status?

I like to know how to monitor the UNIX CPU/memory status over time. I need to data to do some graphical representation of the server load. I sort of need to keep track of the vmstat but i dont know how. I hope someone would kindly help me out. thanks.
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Old 05-08-2009

I don't know what flavor of unix you are using, but for several flavors a guy at IBM created nmon and nmon analyzer, you can keep this running in the background and analyze the data offline.

it helped us several times (AIX and linux)

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