System Monitors vs Servers Status

OS type and version Ubuntu Linux 22.04.4
Webmin version 2.111
Usermin version 2.010
Virtualmin version 7.10.0 Pro
Theme version 21.10
Package updates All installed packages are up to date

This is a discussion and not a call for help of any kind, regarding the pros & cons of using System Monitors over Servers Status

you can simulate the Servers Status and perhaps add a couple more services

as you can see from this screen shot I added both fail2ban & usermin status


Pros ( as I see it)

  1. The ability to monitor everything that is or should be running.
  2. The ability to monitor services on remote installs of virtualmin
  3. The ability to attempt to restart a service (local or remote) that has gone down
  4. Emails are sent on service failure and service restoration


  1. The inability to sort the monitors alphabetically
  2. The inability to go to the webmin module (local or remote) via a link in the monitor
  3. The inability to restart or stop the service via link in the monitor (the stop link may not be required, as if you stop it the monitor may retry to start the service if you have set the monitor to restart the service on failure/stop)
  4. The System Monitors accordion can get huge if you are monitoring multiple servers
    Example :
  5. The ability to monitor remote webmin installs is dependant on having webmin clustering setup and working or work out the http/ping requests from the remote server you are querying

Servers Status

  1. Works out of the box if you have virtualmin installed
  2. Allows you to restart/stop the service


  1. The inability to sort services alphabetically
  2. The inability to add a service to the server status
  3. Is not present in a webmin only system

There may be more pros & cons for each, this only from how I use the 2 functions.
Perhaps @shoulders you are right, the 2 functions could be combined to produce something that works across both webmin and virtualmin