[CentOS] Monitoring a remote server with Conky ?

Janez Kosmrlj postnalista at googlemail.com
Mon Oct 19 08:56:54 UTC 2009


One more vote for gkrellm. You can install gkrellm-daemon from the epel repo
on the server and then monitor from your workstation.



On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 9:22 AM, Lucian @ lastdot.org <lucian at lastdot.org>wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 19, 2009 at 7:59 AM, Niki Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net>
> wrote:
> > 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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> Don't know about conky, but I think gkrellm can work in a
> server-client scheme. Maybe that works for you.
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