rup and rsysinfo

If you want to find out the uptime or load average of a remote machine, you can always SSH to it and find it out using the uptime command. If you want to do that for a whole bunch of remote machines though, it is a bit tedious. Thankfully, there are two small utilities named rup and rsysinfo that make it easy to get such info about a bunch of remote computers easily.

  • Install rstatd package on each of your remote machines:
$ sudo apt install rstatd
  • Install rstat-client package on your local machine:
$ sudo apt install rstat-client
  • To find the uptime and load averages of a set of remotes:
$ rup foobar.mynet.com zumba.mynet.com yoga.mynet.com
  • To get a summary of kernel stats of a set of remote machines:
$ rsysinfo foobar.mynet.com zumba.mynet.com yoga.mynet.com

Tried with: rstat 4.0.1 and Ubuntu 16.04

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Track your uptimes using uptimed

Don’t you hate it how you can only view your current uptime in Linux? What about all the awesome old uptimes your computer had achieved? Dry your tears and install Uptimed. It is a tiny daemon whose only job is to keep a record of all your uptimes!

Installing is easy:

$ sudo apt install uptimed

Sadly, you cannot get back all the old uptimes. But from here on, all your uptimes will be recorded.

You can view the best uptimes of your computer:

$ uprecords

The current uptime will be indicated with an arrow in the table.

  • The configuration file for this daemon is /etc/uptimed.conf

  • The daemon stores your uptimes in files in the /var/spool/uptimed/ directory.

Tried with: Uptimed 1.0.3.17 and Ubuntu 14.04