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How To Install Glances Monitoring Tool on Fedora

Glances is an open-source, cross-platform monitoring solution that allows real-time monitoring of CPU, memory, disk, and more. With Glances, you can also monitor filesystem I/O, network I/O, and sensor readouts to display CPU and other hardware temperatures. It is written in Python and can be installed on Windows and Linux operating systems.

In this post, we will show you how to install and use Glances to monitor system performance on Fedora Linux.

Step 1 – Install Required Dependencies

Glances is a Python-based application, so you will need to install Python and other required packages on your server. Run the following command to install all of them.

dnf update -y
dnf install python3 python3-pip

Also, install the bottle module using the following command.

pip3 install bottle

Once all the packages are installed, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 2 – Install Glances

By default, the Glances package is included in the Fedora default repo. You can install it using the following command.

dnf install glances -y

Once Glances is installed, you can verify it with the following command.

rpm -qi glances

You will see the Glances package information on the following output.

Name        : glances
Version     : 3.1.4.1
Release     : 9.fc34
Architecture: noarch
Install Date: Thu 13 Jul 2023 11:43:40 PM EDT
Group       : Unspecified
Size        : 6644599
License     : GPLv3
Signature   : RSA/SHA256, Tue 26 Jan 2021 06:20:56 AM EST, Key ID 1161ae6945719a39
Source RPM  : glances-3.1.4.1-9.fc34.src.rpm
Build Date  : Tue 26 Jan 2021 06:08:15 AM EST
Build Host  : buildvm-ppc64le-27.iad2.fedoraproject.org
Packager    : Fedora Project
Vendor      : Fedora Project
URL         : https://github.com/nicolargo/glances
Bug URL     : https://bugz.fedoraproject.org/glances
Summary     : CLI curses based monitoring tool
Description :
Glances is a CLI curses based monitoring tool for both GNU/Linux and BSD.

Step 3 – Run Glances in Standalone Mode

After Glances installation, you can run the Glances in a standalone mode to show all the details in the current terminal interface.

glances

You will see your system information on the following screen.

glances cli dashboard

Step 4 – Run Glances in Web Mode

You can also run Glances in web mode. In this mod, you can access the Glances web interface from the remote machine and monitor the system performance.

Let’s run Glances in web mode using the -w option.

glances -w

You will see the following output.

Glances Web User Interface started on http://0.0.0.0:61208/

Now, open your web browser and access the Glances web dashboard using the URL http://your-server-ip:61208. You will see the Glances dashboard on the following screen.

glances web dashboard

Conclusion

In this post, we explained how to install the Glances monitoring tool on Fedora Linux. You can now use Glances in a production environment to monitor your server performance in real-time. You can now try to use the Glances monitoring tool on dedicated server hosting from Atlantic.Net!

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