[CentOS] Monitoring a remote server with Conky ?

Lucian @ lastdot.org lucian at lastdot.org
Mon Oct 19 07:22:27 UTC 2009

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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