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System Monitoring with gotop


This scenario is a quick introduction to the installation, configuration and use of gotop on Ubuntu 18. gotop is an open source tool written in Go that is used to monitor and visualize processes on the terminal. Disclaimer! This scenario is based on content from: https://linoxide.com/linux-how-to/gotop-tool-monitor-system-activity-linux/

Based on the original content, we have improved on it as shown: 1. Availed a virtual environment to test the commands and configurations. 2. Mapped the network configuration to allow easy access.

What you will learn

After completing the scenario, participants will be able to install and configure gotop on Ubuntu. Specifically, this scenario addresses the following competences: - What gotop is and how it is helpful. - How to install and configure gotop on Ubuntu. - Monitoring and visualizing processes with gotop.

Scenario Pre-requisites / recommendations

This scenario requires basic knowledge in Linux operating systems. You also need a server running Ubuntu with a non-root user with sudo privileges.

Technical Details

  • This scenario uses a Virtual Machine with Ubuntu that will enable you to test the commands and configurations.
  • All packages have been installed for you but not configured as the VM don't have internet access. Any install commands shown are for reference purposes only and should not be run.