cpustat periodically reports the current CPU utilization of running tasks and can optionally report per CPU and per task utilization statistics at the end of a run. cpustat has been designed and optimized to use a minimal amount of CPU cycles to monitor a system hence it is a light weight alternative to traditional process monitoring tools such as top.
The packages for RHEL 8 and RHEL 7 are in each distribution’s respective Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL) repository. The instructions for adding this repository diverge slightly between RHEL 8 and RHEL 7, which is why they’re listed separately below.
The EPEL repository can be added to RHEL 8 with the following command: