Glances – A Versatile System Monitoring Tool for Linux Systems

The most commonly used command line tools for process monitoring on Linux are top and its colorful feature rich cousin htop . .

To monitor temperature on Linux you can use lm-sensors. Similarly there are many utilities to monitor other real-time metrics such as Disk IO Network Stats and others.

Glances is a system monitoring tool which ties them all together and offers a lot more features. What I like the most is that you can use run Glances on a remote Linux server and monitor the system resources on your local system or monitor it through your web browser.

Heres what it looks like. The terminal in the below screenshot has been beautified with Pywal tool that automatically changes the color based on wallpaper.

You can also integrate it to a tool like Grafana to monitor the stats in an intuitive dashboard.

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