18
Jan
2015

Handy app for remote monitoring: Performance Monitor using JuiceSSH

If you’re gaming, and you notice stuttering or inconsistent gameplay, this may not entirely be down to your hardware. Software may easily be a factor in why your game isn’t performing as well as you’d like. If you’re playing a multiplayer game on your own server, you may be interested as to how the server is performing, and you can decide from there whether or not it can handle the demand.

Analysing the performance of your system(s) whilst gaming can be tricky, however. You can leave monitoring apps running in the background, but you’ll be unable to see what’s going on in real-time (unless you have another display for instance).

This is where your Android device comes in handy! The handy SSH app, JuiceSSH, provides a handy way of administrating your system remotely from your Android device:

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This program comes with optional plugins, which you can access from theĀ Plugins directory:

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Just installĀ Performance Monitor and access it from your app drawer. Once in, select your server from the list at the top (you need to save connections in regular JuiceSSH first):

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Just tap your system, and you’ll be logged in and sent updates about the systems CPU load, memory usage, load average, network usage and disk usage. Its not an in-depth tool, but it sure does come in handy for a quick glance whilst gaming:

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Yes, it does go landscape too! I had this running on my Nexus 7 tablet, and I could tell when the server was struggling when the CPU hit 100%. I hoope

Performance of a three-disk software RAID-5 array
iPhone 4 3G speeds

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