pingx is utility that uses the XNoOp(3x) call to see how fast your connection to your X server is. Wonder whether your X performance is slower in a SSH tunnel? pingx can give you hard numbers so you can find out. It has an option to print out some details about the X server as well. It's also useful to see if a destination X server is up so you can fire up x2x or similar applications intelligently.
BixData is a cluster management tool that includes monitoring and system administration features. It monitors services (HTTP, ping, POP3, SMTP), performance, and processes. It has a management console for VMWare and Xen that supports multiple virtual machine hosts and guests. It can create critical notifications and send email alerts for any system event (HTTP, ping, CPU, memory, SMART diagnostics, VM stats). A graphical desktop supports real-time dynamic graphs. The runtime agents and server components are lightweight and easy to set up and run.
TrafficObjects dynamically retrieves data from your database tables and files and enables you to graphically create real-time, streaming charts for monitoring and data mining. You can plot data from databases such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Sybase, MySQL, etc. and from text files such as CSV, Tabular, and PostgreSQL log files.