Glances, detailed but intuitive system monitoring tool

2 years ago, I wrote an article to announce the new release of Glances (in its v2 version), a system monitoring tool written in Python, with many extensions. I have to admin they have done a lot of improvement in those 2 years, so they deserve another article 😉


Glances, written in Python, is a cross platform monitoring tool that aims to present a maximum of information (CPU, Memory, load, GPU monitoring, processes, disk I/O, sensors, docker, and many more) in a simple and intuitive interface. It can be displayed in command line or directly as a web based interface.

I’m personally a big fan of NetData, but Glances goes one step beyond.

The installation was a bit more tricky in the past (See my previous article on Glances) but they have now built a script to take care of all dependencies and do the installation.

To install Glances, you only need curl and to run as root:

curl -L | /bin/bash

It will update your repository, install all the dependencies needed and download the latest version of Glances (v2.8 as of today). It might takes some time to configure it all, but it’s automatic 😉


Once installed, you simply have to run the following to start it as Web based mode:

glances -w

The web interface will be accessible here: http://:61208


If you want more info, I suggest you to read their doc.

Now you don’t have any reason not to monitor your server.


Loves to discover web-based apps to install on his own server@home and write articles about it


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