Linode Longview

by Ruchira on April 5, 2013

longview

 

 

I don’t have enough words to express, how much I love Linode. If you search my blog with the keyword “linode” you can find the reviews and rants that I’ve done about them. Linode is beta testing a new feature called Linode “Longview” which provides you beautiful live graphs and information about your virtual machines. Its not limited to linode, you can monitor any external VM’s or Dedicated servers with longview.

Like I said longview is still in early beta stage so things might change when it goes public. However it is working flawlessly at the moment and those graphs looks pretty nice. Since longview is in beta you will need to open a support ticket explaining why you need it to gain access.

Setting up Longview is very easy, just click “add client” and it will give you a bash script to run

 

linode-longview

 

 

Just run that command on terminal and everything just works after that.

longview-beta

 

 

Go inside and you can see there are many stats are available about your node such as

  • Top Processes
  • System information
  • Process Explorer
  • Disk
  • Network
  • Packages with available updates

I will provide few screenshots below.

 

systemstats

 

 

longview-disks

 

longview-process

 

 

I'm Ruchira Sahan and all posts on this blog are completely my thoughts and writings. I love DIY and Technology. So feel free to contact me for anything about this blog and don't forget to add a comment if this blog helped you! Thanks
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  • Stan

    Hey Ruchira!

    I’m so glad you like participating in the beta! Thank you for the kind words — please let us know if you have any suggestions. We’re active on IRC: OFTC’s #linode-beta channel is the place to be :). We’ll also take feedback through support tickets if you’d prefer that route!

    Great post, and thanks again!

    Stan
    Longview Team

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