Just would like to watch for trends and keep an eye on system status etc. I'm running linuxcoin.
Well I monitor my 8 machines in terminal windows on a second monitor via ssh login and using screen on the miner so if I need to restart the machine doing the monitoring the miners keep running then you only need to reattach to the screen session once you login to the machine again. Also the newest version of cgminer has an rpc interface you can querry now to see the status of the miners so you may be able to do something with that to get your stats.
I do the same. I have 5 SSH windows to my 5 headless rigs open on my workstation. It was my intent w/ cgminer RPC project to eventually have a management tool built.