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If you're looking for a real-time server monitoring tool, Netdata gives you plenty of information with a simple installation.

Every IT pro knows that data is key to keeping things running smoothly. To that end, you need tools that can monitor usages such as CPU, RAM, load, Swap, bandwidth, disks and more. You might think getting a tool like that up and running would be a bit of a challenge. However, if Ubuntu Server is your platform of choice, adding this powerful web-based monitor is incredibly easy.

Netdata offers plenty of features to help you troubleshoot a litany of problems with single-second granularity, real-time visualization, ML-powered anomaly detection, root cause analysis, built-in data privacy, data snapshot export and import, and more.

I’m going to walk you through the process of deploying Netdata to Ubuntu Server 22.04 and Rocky Linux. You can also deploy Netdata with Docker, but the capabilities, such as host OS performance and status, are limited. Because of that limitation, your best bet is to install Netdata directly on the host.