Since I keep forgetting the name of this monitoring tool, I decided to create an article so I can jog my memory more easily.

To get some basic information about your system top is a very useful tool. But sometimes you need a little bit more.

If that is the case, you may want to check out Glances. Here’s an example of Glances in action on my virtual machine:

Glances example

Besides the basics (CPU usage, load, memory usage) it also displays information like network usage and disk I/O. And incidentally Glances is written in Python.