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Is there any good software people would recommend that I could just run on my extra monitors for live updating network/server status? Like graphs or stuff like that.

Just something that would look good, be useful, and put my extra monitors to use when they are not needed.

Thanks!

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SSH in and run htop. Very impressive for people walking by. Followed by any of the Matrix screensavers, but that isn't really very useful for monitoring the system.

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Nagios, muni, Cacti, mrtg, smokeping and countless others. Depends on what you want to monitor.

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Nagios is a good monitoring tool and the price is right (free) but you do have to provide the labor.

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ya i have nagios, but I dont really find it too useful for something I would like... unless there are some plugins I dont know about –  Leo Oct 31 '11 at 18:30
    
Care to be more specific on that? Also this question has been asked numerous times on this site. Search a bit. –  Tatas Oct 31 '11 at 18:31
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Um...what do you like? –  Bart Silverstrim Oct 31 '11 at 18:31
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