User Guide

Right now, the usage of Orchard is straight forward: open it in your browser and enjoy all the information you get!

Configuring Which Statuses to Display

If you have followed the Getting Started guide, you will have created a file within your instance folder based on the example file. This default configuration will provide you with the following information:

  • Operating System:
    • Kernel version, including its compile time
    • GPU firmware, including its compile time
    • System boot time
    • System run time
    • Current time
  • Users:
    • Number of currently logged in users
    • Name, host, and login time of the last user who logged in
  • CPU:
    • Temperature in °C
    • Number of running processes
    • Load:
      • 1-minute average
      • 5-minute average
      • 15-minute average
  • Storage:
    • Total
    • Used
    • Free
  • Memory:
    • RAM:
      • Total
      • Used
      • Free
    • Swap:
      • Total
      • Used
      • Free
  • Network:
    • Hostname
    • External IP
    • Internal IP (IPv4):
      • Ethernet (interface eth0)
      • WLAN (interface wlan0)

If you want to change this configuration (e.g. have the temperature in °F, or display IPv6 addresses as well), you will have to edit instance/

$ nano instance/

Here, you can configure your own status groups and items. Groups allow up to one sub-group, but you can add as many sub-groups and items to one group, and as many groups to the overview as you wish. The module must export a variables named Statuses which is a list of all main StatusGroup instances. For more information on how to configure status groups and items, refer to appropiate section of the API (Package: system_status).


If you want the temperatue in °F instead of °C, change the following line

status_temperature = StatusItem(flask_babel.lazy_gettext('Temperature'),
                                formatter = temperature.celsius)


status_temperature = StatusItem(flask_babel.lazy_gettext('Temperature'),
                                formatter = temperature.celsius_to_fahrenheit)