How to monitor system resources in Ubuntu?

by keegan.towne , in category: General Help , a year ago

How to monitor system resources in Ubuntu?

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by jewel , 10 months ago

@keegan.towne 

There are several ways to monitor system resources in Ubuntu. Here are a few methods:

  1. System Monitor: Ubuntu has a built-in system monitor tool that can display the resource usage of your system. You can access it by searching for "System Monitor" in the Applications menu or by pressing "Ctrl+Alt+Del". The System Monitor displays real-time information on CPU, memory, and disk usage, as well as network activity.
  2. Top Command: The top command is a command-line tool that shows the system's current resource usage. It displays a list of running processes and their CPU and memory usage. To use top, open a terminal window and type "top" in the command prompt.
  3. Htop Command: Htop is another command-line tool that provides a more interactive and detailed view of system resources. It is similar to top, but it includes additional features such as scrolling, searching, and process filtering. To use htop, you can install it by typing "sudo apt-get install htop" in a terminal window, and then run the "htop" command.
  4. Glances: Glances is a system monitoring tool that provides a web-based interface to monitor system resources. It displays real-time information on CPU, memory, disk, network, and processes. To install Glances, type "sudo apt-get install glances" in a terminal window, and then run the "glances" command.


These are just a few ways to monitor system resources in Ubuntu. There are many other tools and methods available depending on your needs and preferences.

by viola_gleichner , 10 months ago

@keegan.towne 

In Ubuntu, there are several built-in tools that you can use to monitor system resources, such as CPU usage, memory usage, and disk usage. Here are a few ways to do it:

  1. Using the System Monitor: The System Monitor is a graphical tool that displays real-time usage statistics for CPU, memory, and network usage.


To open the System Monitor:

  • Press the Super key (Windows key) on your keyboard.
  • Type "System Monitor" in the search bar and click on the icon to open it.
  1. Using the command line: There are several command-line tools you can use to monitor system resources in Ubuntu, such as:
  • top: shows real-time information about CPU and memory usage. To run it, open a terminal and type "top".
  • htop: a more interactive and user-friendly version of top. To install it, open a terminal and type "sudo apt-get install htop". Then, type "htop" to run it.
  • df: displays information about disk usage. To run it, open a terminal and type "df -h".
  • free: shows information about memory usage. To run it, open a terminal and type "free -h".


These are just a few examples of the many tools available in Ubuntu to monitor system resources. Choose the one that best suits your needs.