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I am new to Linux and have installed Nagios which is up and running fine but now Im working on customizing the configuration. Im trying to determine exactly what the variables in the check_load and/or check_local_load commands signify. The syntax is:
where WLOAD is warning load and CLOAD is critical, but in what form ar the variables supposed to be in? percent? The examples I have seen use 1.00 or 2.00 type numbers but i am unsure what that actually refers to. Any help would be appreciated.
Exit with WARNING status if load average exceeds WLOADn
Exit with CRITICAL status if load average exceed CLOADn
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the load average format is the same used by "uptime" and "w"
Thanks, but do those numbers simply correspond to the percent load? ie. If i set WLOAD to .9 does that mean i will reach warning status at 90%? How are there values above 1.0 if that is the case? Im confused
No their not percentages. I've only recently read up on what they mean myself and don't have enough detail to hand to explain them. Have a google search for "linux load" or possibly "openbsd load" - I'm pretty sure that I read up on it at a OpenBSD site.