hostscope - Linux system monitoring tool for multiple hosts


HostScope displays key system metrics of Linux hosts, such as detailed CPU load, speed and temperature, I/O rates of network interfaces, I/O rates of disks, and user process summary information. All metrics are multicast on the LAN, if wanted, and clients can switch between multiple hosts on the network.

Hostscope features a bridge to Influx DB. So Grafana can be used to visualized the recorded data over time. See picture below.

Its output looks like this:

Its help screen:

Grafana visualiziation of data send by HostScope to an InfluxDB::


hostscope is beeing developed on Linux. For now only Linux is supported. Future versions might also support other systems.


Hostscope has a new, non-obvious feature: it has the capability to monitor multiple machines on the network. Just start a hostscope daemon (hostscoped) on every machine you want to monitor. Then start a hostscope anywhere on the network, and all machines will show up on a list at the bottom. You can now toggle through the available hosts, using the hotkeys h and H.


Version 8.0 md5=23f0b640f1c964239131fb233ac64f01 (current release)
Version 7.0 md5=ad882136ffe3c297f439a31a6346ee78
Version 6.0 md5=b73320b0f5f77f8a535763570f95dfd9
Version 5.0 md5=e5a48d4294988e530d88867683ab47b8
Version 4.0 md5=d2de350de3f5ed3d6a01d8962a4c9c98
Version 3.0 md5=19ed16b15ce1bdacf5aad1f4412f06b9
Version 2.1 md5=5320267791d1474374f2d830d0c7c65a
Version 2.0.0 md5=cbd14b7ae6a9f8976d06007aa9871767
Version 1.0.0 md5=dd80a0e5d874f930fa232884e599e515
Version 0.2.0 md5=b65cb1a3864a357269955c5ba3eb11a8
Version 0.1.0 md5=11ef21681cee3456dcb24420a8d399ca (initial release)

Thomas Maier-Komor