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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Apr 2017
PCP 3.11.9

Derived metrics language extensions. Several pmchart fixes. pcp-tapestat utility. Hardware PMU events export from the Linux kernel via pmdaperfevent . Instrumented Redis, ElasticSearch and Golang containers.

Feb 2017
PCP 3.11.8

New agents for Redis, NutCracker, BIND, Docker and LIO. Linux kernel virtual memory and SCSI tape metrics. Standalone Web server and Java application containers. Improvements to SELinux policy via custom PCP package.

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.