How To Install cifsiostat on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install cifsiostat on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update cifsiostat as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install sysstat
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install sysstat

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is cifsiostat and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install cifsiostat on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install cifsiostat on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install cifsiostat using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install sysstat

Install cifsiostat on CentOS 8 using yum

Because cifsiostat is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install cifsiostat package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install sysstat

How to upgrade (update) a single package cifsiostat using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like cifsiostat in this example you should use the following command:

yum update sysstat

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade sysstat

How to Upgrade cifsiostat on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update sysstat

How To remove cifsiostat from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the cifsiostat package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove sysstat

Extra info and code examples

The sysstat package contains the following system performance tools: - sar: collects and reports system activity information; - iostat: reports CPU utilization and disk I/O statistics; - mpstat: reports global and per-processor statistics; - pidstat: reports statistics for Linux tasks (processes); - sadf: displays data collected by sar in various formats; - cifsiostat: reports I/O statistics for CIFS filesystems; - nfsiostat-sysstat: (obsolete) reports I/O statistics for network filesystems. The statistics reported by sar deal with I/O transfer rates, paging activity, process-related activities, interrupts, network activity, memory and swap space utilization, CPU utilization, kernel activities and TTY statistics, among others. Both UP and SMP machines are fully supported.


You now have a full guide on how to install cifsiostat using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the cifsiostat from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install cifsiostat on CentOS 8

How To Install cifsiostat on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install cifsiostat on Debian 11

How To Install cifsiostat on Fedora 34

How To Install cifsiostat on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install cifsiostat on Kali Linux