pcp-verify — verify aspects of a PCP installation


pcp verify [-a archive] [-h host] [-csvV?]


pcp-verify inspects various aspects of a PCP collector installation and reports on whether it is configured correctly for certain modes of operation.

By default, pcp-verify checks that PMCD is running and no agents are in a failed state. These checks can be extended and refined using the command line options.


The available command line options are:

-a archive, --archive=archive

Use the archive for verification.

-c, --containers

Verify the collector installation for monitoring containers.

-h host, --host=host

Connect to the PMCD on host for verification.

-s, --secure

Verify that the required components for encrypted communication are in place.

-v, --verbose

Increase the verbosity, and report on each check as it is made. In the absence of any issues found, pcp-verify operates silently.

-V, --version

Display version number and exit.

-?, --help

Display usage message and exit.


pcp-verify will exit with a non-zero status if it finds anything worth reporting, otherwise it is silent and returns zero.

PCP Environment

Environment variables with the prefix PCP_ are used to parameterize the file and directory names used by PCP. On each installation, the file /etc/pcp.conf contains the local values for these variables. The $PCP_CONF variable may be used to specify an alternative configuration file, as described in pcp.conf(5).

For environment variables affecting PCP tools, see pmGetOptions(3).

See Also

pcp(1) and PCPIntro(1).

Referenced By


PCP Performance Co-Pilot