The header shows the hostname, OS name, release version, platform architecture IP addresses (private and public) and system uptime. Additionally, on GNU/Linux, it also shows the kernel version.

In client mode, the server connection status is also displayed.

It is possible to disable or define time interval to be used for refreshing the public IP address (default is 300 seconds) from the configuration file under the [ip] section:

NOTE: Setting low values for public_refresh_interval will result in frequent HTTP requests to the IP detection servers. Recommended range: 120-600 seconds. Glances uses online services in order to get the IP addresses. Your IP address could be blocked if too many requests are done.

If the Censys options are configured, the public IP address is also analysed (with the same interval) and additional information is displayed.

Note: Access to the Censys Search API need an account (https://censys.io/login).







If you are hosted on an OpenStack instance, some additional information can be displayed (AMI-ID, region).