Frequent Linux users have most likely used top at some point in order to view a process list. A similar program, iotop, monitors disk read, write, swap and I/O for each running process, but is not used as much.
Steps for Installing iotop in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora Linux
- First, make sure to update the Linux kernel to the latest version.
yum update kernel
- Then, install the Python modules.
yum install python python-ctypes
- Install iotop using the yum package installer by typing the following command:
yum install iotop
- Run iotop: