Monitoring Raspberry Pi performance

CPU and Running processes

I use the classic: top. Installed as standard in our distributions, It will display the processes running and sort them according to certain criteria.

Here for example that the command returns on my server :

By default, the command will sort the programs by their CPU usage. To change the sorting press: ‘ f’ to select fields to display, then you move with the arrows. The SPACEBAR to display a field then ‘ s’ to use the field as default sort.

 Memory usage

To get some extra RAM reduce the graphics memory to 1MB using raspi-config tool:

Another great tool:

Disk Usage


There is always webmin that will give you some additional info: