joined:May 13, 2004
To anyone who's familiar with the "top" command in *nix. While I'm working, one of my computers has 6 SSH terminals into 6 web servers, each one running "top" repeatedly using a 10-second delay. This way, I can constantly have a look at server load as well as the top processes currently running.
But this is not enough.
At the moment, I have 12 servers that matter. Also, it's a peripheral computer where I have these running -- it's not as though I'm continuously staring at the server loads. So while I can glance over to see if any of these servers is particularly busy, there's nothing to grab my attention if one of them spikes for awhile.
Is there a piece of software which would allow me to SSH into a dozen plus web servers, run the "top" command, but give a better GUI? Specifically, I'd really like to see the processor load color-coded -- if it has been quite high for awhile (say, 90%+ for 2 minutes), then turn yellow. If it has been higher than that for longer (say, 95%+ for 10 minutes), then turn red.
That would fit my needs much better than what I'm doing now.
Has anyone found such a solution? Are there other / better solutions I haven't thought of?
I must admit, this is one hard thing to do a Google search for. Try it: search for unix top with gui and nothing related to what I'm thinking of comes up. Perhaps I'm not searching properly ... any suggestions?
In a way, this almost sounds like "NOC" software.