system admin question...

Philip M. Gollucci pgollucci at
Wed Oct 10 13:07:15 PDT 2007

Gary Kline wrote:
>         This is for the system admins out there; I brought up this question
>         last weekend, (re xsysstats, an *old* app), but got no answers,
>         so again:
>         What are the best tools, graphical or otherwise, that I can use
>         on  a dedicated Gnome [or CWTM, KDE, Whatever] workspace that
>         will help me track each of my four or five computers?
>         (((Is xosview broken?  I have it running here on this pre xorg-7.2
>         system.)))  xsysstats seems reasonable; are there any others?
>         I'd like to be able to spot any overloads of file system snafus
>         before they go critical... .
You should check out conky:

If you install this + X client on the remote computers, you can then
xhost +server_ip

ssh server_ip
export DISPLAY=desktop_ip:0.0
conky &

Its not the best way but hey its quick.

You'll need to set
own_window yes
on the remote servers in ~/.conkyrc

I tend to run it on my desktop and set it to
on_windows no

If you have a spotting network connection this blows.

Also, checkout

There's always the time honored snmp+mgrt combos

Finally, checkout

Ticketmaster uses this but on Redhat AS 3 boo!

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