[CentOS] Monitoring a remote server with Conky ?

Niki Kovacs contact at kikinovak.net
Mon Oct 19 07:59:40 UTC 2009


Hi,

I've been using Conky for some time, a nifty utility to monitor just 
about anything on the PC. Vital things like CPU, RAM, swap, disks, 
current song playing in MPD :o)

Here's what it looks like :

http://www.microlinux.fr/images/bureau_conky.png

And with more detail :

http://www.microlinux.fr/images/conky_zoom.png

Now I wonder... I'd really like to use that to monitor my remote server. 
I know this feature isn't officially supported by Conky, but I'm right 
now thinking about a workaround. Something like: OK, my server is 
'headless' (e. g.: no graphical server, nothing), but why not install 
just xorg-x11-server-Xorg, then use Conky and forward it to my local 
display with SSH -X ? I'm pondering this question, thinking about the 
possible issues...

... so maybe one of you guys here has come up with some solution ?

Cheers,

Niki


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