When managing a data center full of servers, a top servers tool provides similar benefits, rapidly identifying servers with performance problems.

In the top servers table shown above, each row corresponds to a server in the data center. Sorting the table by server load quickly finds the most heavily loaded servers. In this case we were interested in identifying swap activity in the cluster. Sorting the table by swap activity quickly identifies the server that is having problems.

Going into greater depth, the performance of the individual server can be examined.