You may need to monitor your network bandwidth usage on daily basis. In this case, nload will help you to makes your job easier. The nload is a tool that can help you to manage network usage. It is a command-line tool to monitor bandwidth and network traffic in real-time. You cn view two graphs for incoming and outgoing traffic as well as min/max network usage and data transferred.
Please refer to the following steps to use nload network monitoring tool.
- At first, update the Ubuntu system with the below command.
apt-get update -y
- Install nload with the below command.
apt-get install nload -y
- Run below command for Centos or RHEL
dnf install nload -y
- You can see all the option regarding nload with the below command.
- You can run nload command as below to start monitoring your networking devices.
- You can view the monitoring screen for the nload command with the following shortcuts.
|F2||Use to view option window|
|F5||Use to view current settings|
|F6||Use to load setting through config file|
|q||Run to exit from nload console.|
- Use command nload -m to display all the network interfaces in the same graph.
- By default, refresh interval time is set to 700. You can use nload -t command to change the interval time.
nload -t 200
- You can also monitor the network traffic of a specific device using the below command.
nload devices eth0