LPI Linux Certification/Predict Future Resource Needs

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Detailed Objectives (200.2)[edit]

(LPIC-1 Version 4.5)


Weight: 2


Description: Candidates should be able to monitor resource usage to predict future resource needs.


Key Knowledge Areas:

  • Use monitoring and measurement tools to monitor IT infrastructure usage.
  • Predict capacity break point of a configuration
  • Observe growth rate of capacity usage
  • Graph the trend of capacity usage
  • Awareness of monitoring solutions such as Icinga2, Nagios, collectd, MRTG and Cacti


The following is a partial list of the used files, terms and utilities:

  • diagnose
  • predict growth
  • resource exhaustion