Ideas for landscape-sysinfo tool

Erik Lönroth erik.lonroth at
Mon Aug 18 15:48:26 UTC 2008

I'd say some information about:

Host Contact person: <name>
Applications hosted: <app1> <app2> <app3>

would be good ? Thats at least what a sysadmin would be more interested
in. Enterprise size stuff got other tools for gathering performance.


On Wed, 2008-08-13 at 16:11 -0300, Gustavo Niemeyer wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm one of the developers working on the Landscape project at
> Canonical[1].  Recently we've started working on a tool, so far named
> landscape-sysinfo, which will be used to display some dynamic
> information next to the MOTD message during logins.
> The goal of this tool is to provide the administrator a basic overview
> of how the system is running.  To give a basic feeling of what it is
> about, a rough mockup follows.  Please note that we don't even know
> yet which of these details will be available, and how they will be
> actually worded.
>     System load:  1.15     Processes:       1500
>     Memory usage: 65%      Temperature:     74 C
>     Swap usage:   None     Users logged on: 1 (you)
>     => Zombie processes were found alive.
>     => Disk usage on /home is above 90%.
>     => This machine is being affected by USNs 123, 456 and 789.
> The headers at the top will always be present, while notes at the
> bottom will report outstanding events.
> So the question is: what information would you find useful to look at
> during logins, to get an idea of how things are going in your servers?
> We obviously can't include too much information because we're limited
> to a reasonable amount of space, so it'd be very useful if any ideas
> were accompanied by the motivation, as that would help us to figure
> together which are the most interesting ones.
> Thank you very much.
> [1]
> -- 
> Gustavo Niemeyer

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