A cross-platform curses-based monitoring tool
Glances is a cross-platform curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python.
- python >= 2.6 or >= 3.3 (tested with version 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5)
- psutil >= 2.0.0
- bottle (for Web server mode)
- py3sensors (for hardware monitoring support) [Linux-only]
- hddtemp (for HDD temperature monitoring support) [Linux-only]
- batinfo (for battery monitoring support) [Linux-only]
- pymdstat (for RAID support) [Linux-only]
- pysnmp (for SNMP support)
- zeroconf (for the autodiscover mode)
- netifaces (for the IP plugin)
- influxdb (for the InfluxDB export module)
- statsd (for the StatsD export module)
- pystache (for the action script feature)
- docker-py (for the Docker monitoring support) [Linux-only]
- matplotlib (for graphical/chart support)
- pika (for the RabbitMQ/ActiveMQ export module)
- bernhard (for the Riemann export module)
- py-cpuinfo (for the Quicklook CPU info module)
- scandir (for the Folders plugin) [Only for Python < 3.5]
Several method to test/install Glances on your system. Choose your weapon !
Glances Auto Install script: the total way
To install both dependencies and latest Glances production ready version (aka master branch), just enter the following command line:
curl -L https://bit.ly/glances | /bin/bash
wget -O- https://bit.ly/glances | /bin/bash
Note: Only supported on some GNU/Linux distributions. If you want to support other distributions, please contribute to glancesautoinstall.
PyPI: The simple way
Glances is on PyPI. By using PyPI, you are sure to have the latest stable version.
To install, simply use pip:
pip install glances
Note: Python headers are required to install psutil. For example, on Debian/Ubuntu you need to install first the python-dev package. For Fedora/CentOS/RHEL install first python-devel package.
You can also install the following libraries in order to use optional features (like the Web interface):
pip install bottle batinfo https://bitbucket.org/gleb_zhulik/py3sensors/get/tip.tar.gz zeroconf netifaces pymdstat influxdb potsdb statsd pystache docker-py pysnmp pika py-cpuinfo scandir
Install or upgrade Glances from the Git develop repository:
git clone -b develop https://github.com/nicolargo/glances.git
To upgrade Glances to the latest version:
pip install --upgrade glances
If you need to install Glances in a specific user location, use:
export PYTHONUSERBASE=~/mylocalpath pip install --user glances
Docker: the funny way
A Glances container is available. It will include the latest development HEAD version. You can use it to monitor your server and all your others containers !
Get the Glances container:
docker pull nicolargo/glances
Run the container in console mode:
docker run -v /var/run/docker.sock:/var/run/docker.sock:ro --pid host -it docker.io/nicolargo/glances
At the moment, packages exist for the following GNU/Linux distributions:
- Arch Linux
- Slackware (SlackBuild)
- Void Linux
So you should be able to install it using your favorite package manager.
To install the binary package:
# pkg install py27-glances
To install Glances from ports:
# cd /usr/ports/sysutils/py-glances/ # make install clean
OS X users can install Glances using Homebrew or MacPorts.
$ brew install python $ pip install glances
$ sudo port install glances
Install Python for Windows (Python 2.7.9+ and 3.4+ ship with pip) and then just:
$ pip install glances
To install Glances from source:
$ wget https://github.com/nicolargo/glances/archive/vX.Y.tar.gz -O - | tar xz $ cd glances-* # python setup.py install
Note: Python headers are required to install psutil. For example, on Debian/Ubuntu you need to install first the python-dev package.
An awesome Chef cookbook is available to monitor your infrastructure: https://supermarket.chef.io/cookbooks/glances (thanks to Antoine Rouyer)
You can install Glances using Puppet: https://github.com/rverchere/puppet-glances
Known issue on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora installation
For Python 2.6 RedHat-based distros there might be an issue with starting Glances:
Traceback (most recent call last): File “/usr/bin/glances”, line 5, in <module> from pkg_resources import load_entry_point File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pkg_resources.py”, line 2655, in <module> workingset.require(_requires) File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pkg_resources.py”, line 648, in require needed = self.resolve(parse_requirements(requirements)) File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pkg_resources.py”, line 546, in resolve raise DistributionNotFound(req) pkg_resources.DistributionNotFound: argparse
Try upgrading setuptools, has been proven to solve the problem:
sudo pip install -U setuptools
For the standalone mode, just run:
For the Web server mode, run:
$ glances -w
and enter the URL http://<ip>:61208 in your favorite web browser.
For the client/server mode, run:
$ glances -s
on the server side and run:
$ glances -c <ip>
on the client one.
You can also detect and display all Glances servers available on your network or defined in the configuration file:
$ glances --browser
and RTFM, always.
For complete documentation have a look at the readthedocs website.
If you have any question (after RTFM!), please post it on the official Q&A forum.
Gateway to other services
Glances can export stats to: CSV file, InfluxDB, OpenTSDB, StatsD, RabbitMQ and Riemann server.
How to contribute ?
If you want to contribute to the Glances project, read this wiki page.
There is also a chat dedicated to the Glances developers:
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