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16 Linux Server Monitoring Commands You Really Need To Know

Mar 13, 2012, 22:01 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Depending on the Linux distribution, you can run pull up much of the information that these shell commands can give you from a GUI program. SUSE Linux, for example, has an excellent, graphical configuration and management tool, YaST, and KDE's KDE System Guard is also excellent.

"However, it's a Linux administrator truism that you should run a GUI on a server only when you absolutely must. That's because Linux GUIs take up system resources that could be better used elsewhere. So, while using a GUI program is fine for basic server health checkups, if you want to know what's really happening, turn off the GUI and use these tools from the Linux command shell."

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