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In this article we are going to check out 5 very cool monitoring tools that can be used in the terminal. Some of them you may know , some of them no , please comment if you find them interesting or you can suggest other.

Here is what we are going to cover in this article

01. – The bpytop monitoring tool

Resource monitor that shows usage and stats for processor, memory, disks, network and processes.

Here is the official site of the app

# How to install bpytop in Ubuntu linux? sudo apt install bpytop
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How to install bpytop in Ubuntu 21.04 linux?
How to install bpytop in Ubuntu 21.04 linux?

02. – The dstat monitoring tool

Dstat is a versatile replacement for vmstat, iostat, mpstat, netstat and ifstat. Dstat overcomes some of their limitations and while also adding extra features, more counters and flexibility. Dstat is handy for monitoring systems during performance tuning tests, benchmarks or troubleshooting.

Dstat allows you to view all of your system resources instantly. For example you can compare disk usage in combination with interrupts from your IDE controller, or compare network bandwidth directly with disk throughput.

# How to install dstat in Ubntu Linux? sudo apt install dstat
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How to install dstat in Ubntu 21.04 Linux?
How to install dstat in Ubntu 21.04 Linux?

03. – The ifstat report network interfaces bandwidth tool

ifstat is a tool to report network interfaces bandwith just like vmstat/iostat do for other system counters.

ifstat gathers these statistics from the kernel internal counters, which is highly operating system dependent.
Right now, the following systems are supported:

# How to install ifstat in Ubuntu linux? sudo apt install ifstat
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How to install ifstat in Ubuntu 21.04 linux?
How to install ifstat in Ubuntu 21.04 linux?

04. – The iftop network monitoring tool

iftop is a free software command-line system monitor tool that produces a frequently updated list of network connections. By default, the connections are ordered by bandwidth usage, with only the “top” bandwidth consumers shown.

# How to install iftop in Ubuntu Linux? sudo apt install iftop
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How to install iftop in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?
How to install iftop in Ubuntu 21.04 Linux?

05. – The vnstat network traffic monitor

vnStat (view network statistics) is a network utility for the Linux operating system. It uses a command line interface. vnStat command is a console-based network traffic monitor. It keeps a log of hourly, daily and monthly network traffic for the selected interface(s) but is not a packet sniffer. The traffic information is analyzed from the proc filesystem. That way vnStat can be used even without root permissions.

You can view the Official web site of vnstat.

# How to install vnstat in Ubuntu Linux? sudo apt install vnstat # How to install vnstat on RHEL / CentOS / AlmaLinux yum install epel-release yum install vnstat
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How to install vnstat in ubuntu rhel centos almalinux ?
How to install vnstat in ubuntu rhel centos almalinux ?

Here is a quick video on how to install and review

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