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Monitoring systems made super easy

System administrators have long favoured command-line utilities for myriad activities ranging from setup, configuration, and maintenance of the machines under their charge. A necessary part of the job involves keeping tabs on the different machines. On a local installation, tools like top, htop, etc. have long reigned supreme. But if you want all the features of these, and many more, with the added convenience of keeping tabs on remote machines, Glances is just the tool for you.

Whereas utilities like will help you gauge the CPU and memory goes quite a bit further. It can be used to monitor filesystem I/O, network I/O, and even sensor readouts to display CPU and other hardware temperatures. It can also show you disk usage by hardware device and logical volume, and even provide statistics. Please refer to the Getting started boxout () on instructions on how to install .

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