Due to being flu-ridden for the entire holiday period, I decided to write up a quick tool I've been wanting to write for ages. It's written in Python, so go easy, I'm no Python expert and I'm sick.
The tool is essentially a wee-little dashboard for your linux server.
It only supports a few system details at present(essentially handy little things python does) but I'll add more as I get the time, if you've any suggestions let me know.
Heres what it will check.
If a process you're interested in is running. I use this for lighttpd and mysql.
Free/Total Disk Space
Basically alter the sample config file, put it somewhere then point to the config file from the main code. I actually execute it from my bashrc file, reason being is that typically when I need to ssh into my server it's to pull up one of the details this tool presents.
Anyhoo the git repo is here.