Looking for a lightweight system monitor

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  • glances

    Glances an Eye on your system. A top/htop alternative for GNU/Linux, BSD, Mac OS and Windows operating systems.

    Try Glances, cAdvisor, or Netdata. I run all three in containers. None use resources to speak of until you use them. I prefer cAdvisor to monitor container memory and CPU usage for containers. Netdata is normally my go to when I want to see overall host performance when it is not a container going haywire and I am troubleshooting. Glances, well, just because it is pretty cool and nostaligic.

  • cadvisor

    Analyzes resource usage and performance characteristics of running containers.

    Try Glances, cAdvisor, or Netdata. I run all three in containers. None use resources to speak of until you use them. I prefer cAdvisor to monitor container memory and CPU usage for containers. Netdata is normally my go to when I want to see overall host performance when it is not a container going haywire and I am troubleshooting. Glances, well, just because it is pretty cool and nostaligic.

  • InfluxDB

    Build time-series-based applications quickly and at scale.. InfluxDB is the Time Series Data Platform where developers build real-time applications for analytics, IoT and cloud-native services in less time with less code.

  • Netdata

    Real-time performance monitoring, done right! https://www.netdata.cloud

    Try Glances, cAdvisor, or Netdata. I run all three in containers. None use resources to speak of until you use them. I prefer cAdvisor to monitor container memory and CPU usage for containers. Netdata is normally my go to when I want to see overall host performance when it is not a container going haywire and I am troubleshooting. Glances, well, just because it is pretty cool and nostaligic.

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