I'm looking for a tool that lets me build a monitoring dashboard that renders in a linux terminal. The monitoring that I'm interested in is tailing log files and summary queries on a database. Ideally, I'd have the terminal divided into quarters: two that tail log files, and two that have pre-formatted table text. I already can get the same effect by opening 4 separate terminal windows, manually arranging them, and then running
watch some_command... in each one. This solution is... ugly, at best. And it doesn't scale very well when I have 4 or 5 servers that all need to be monitored in the same way. I'm wondering if there doesn't already exist some other way of doing this.
I've tried hubble, though I am finding that it is mostly suited to displaying numeric data and small snippets of text. It doesn't seem to handle log files or pre-formatted text tables very well.