Glances – An Advanced Real Time System Monitoring Tool for Linux

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Ravi Saive

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14 Responses

  1. SE says:

    Can you use glances to monitor multiple servers at once or even a cluster?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Unfortunately, that’s not possible to monitor multiple Linux servers, it’s used to monitor only one single server..

  2. Sergi says:

    sergi@SolvekServer:~$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:arnaud-hartmann/glances-stable
    [sudo] password for sergi:
    Cannot add PPA: ‘ppa:arnaud-hartmann/glances-stable’.
    Please check that the PPA name or format is correct.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      On older versions the PPA method is no longer available, because Glances in now added to default repositories, you can install it using apt-get or pip command as shown.

      $ sudo apt-get update
      $ sudo apt-get install glances
      $ sudo apt-get install python-pip build-essential python-dev
      $ sudo pip install Glances
  3. Rocket says:

    ya um # glances in the terminal does absolutely nothing after installing. (Linux mint 17.3 )

  4. Land0 says:

    Also I can confirm glances is available in the repos for Debian 8!

  5. Land0 says:

    Thank, thank you, thank you Ravi! May the god of servers bless you, and your CPU’s! :D

  6. John Tarin says:

    “glances” is available for installation in Synaptic Linux Mint 17.2….no need for ppa.

  7. converge says:

    That’s a very nice tool ! I was using Monitorix but it doesn’t provide real time monitor. Thanks !

  8. loong says:

    do you know the “glance” tool in HP-UX?

  9. zahoor says:

    I am getting this error

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/bin/glances”, line 9, in
    load_entry_point(‘Glances==1.7.3’, ‘console_scripts’, ‘glances’)()
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/”, line 299, in load_entry_point
    return get_distribution(dist).load_entry_point(group, name)
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/”, line 2229, in load_entry_point
    return ep.load()
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/”, line 1948, in load
    entry = __import__(self.module_name, globals(),globals(), [‘__name__’])
    File “/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/glances/”, line 180, in
    locale.setlocale(locale.LC_ALL, ”)
    File “/usr/lib64/python2.6/”, line 513, in setlocale
    return _setlocale(category, locale)
    locale.Error: unsupported locale setting

  10. Ramos says:


    Nice useful tool.

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