Performance Co-Pilot

Performance Co-Pilot is a system performance and analysis framework.


  • Lightweight : Collect performance metrics from your systems efficiently.
  • Distributed : Collate metrics from multiple hosts and a variety of operating systems.
  • Included : Everything you need is already included in the major distributions: Fedora, RHEL, Debian, SUSE, Ubuntu, Gentoo


Analyze systems' performance metrics in real-time or using historical data.

Compare performance metrics between different hosts and different intervals. Observe trends and identify abnormal patterns.


Extend the collected performance metrics in a simple way.

PCP offers a multitude of APIs and libraries to extract and make use of performance metrics from your own application.

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Dec 2016
PCP 3.11.7

New Linux kernel VM and IPC metrics. Persistent DM names for XFS metrics. Several pmchart improvements.

Nov 2016
PCP 3.11.6

Libvirt PMDA per-device, perf, and balloon metrics. Linux NFS v4.2, NBD and networking metric updates. Qt5 support. Zabbix 3.2 support. Numerous pmrep reporting improvements.

Sep 2016
PCP 3.11.5

Virtual machine metrics from pmie now supports rules with string metrics.

Aug 2016
PCP 3.11.4

New pcp2influxdb , pcp-pidstat and pcp-mpstat utilities. Automatic logger reconnect and other resilience improvements. JSON metric extraction interfaces for PMDAs. Memory Mapped Value v2 format support.

Jun 2016
PCP 3.11.3

Client certificate secure socket mode. Zsh(1) command completion for PCP commands. Added several new metrics to collectl2pcp(1). Linux kernel NUMA memory bandwidth, IPC metrics and a new pcp-ipcs(1) command.