Remotely Monitoring Raspberry Pi System Vitals

Remotely Monitoring Raspberry Pi System Vitals

A little 4 core Raspberry Pi may not really need any big time monitoring. Especially if the web server is running through Cloudflare, but sometimes it is nice to just have a at a glance view of CPU, Memory, Processes, etc.. The easiest way of monitoring that I have found is via Glances. This is how I setup and use it on my Raspberry Pi web server.

Firstly, install Glances: sudo apt install glances

Verify its working with glances -w

Now set it up as a service by creating the following file: sudo nano /usr/lib/systemd/system/glancesweb.service

and editing with the following information:

[Unit]
Description = Glances in Web Mode
After = network.target

[Service]
User=pi
ExecStart = /usr/bin/glances  -w  -t  10
Restart=always

[Install]
WantedBy = multi-user.target

The 10 there is  the refresh interval. You can set it whatever you needs are. I like 10 seconds as the information doesn't have to be up to the second for my needs.

Enable the service: sudo systemctl enable glancesweb.service
Start the service: sudo systemctl start glancesweb.service
Verify the service is running: sudo systemctl status glancesweb.service

And then navigate to the dashboard in your computers web browser and enjoy the complete look at your Pi's vitals.

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