As you know, whenever you look at load average on a Linux Machine, you should 
take into account the number of cores.
This means that a load average (1 minute) value of "4" on a quad core is good; 
instead if you have a single core,it is not.
This is important when you set a threshold for the load average and, on nagios 
exchange, there are plugins that take care of this aspect (e.g:
 Using standard nrpe, the check_load plugin has the -r option (Divide the load 
averages by the number of CPUs)
In my opinion having a plugin like this is very nice because you can set the 
same threshold for all linux machines without taking care whenever someone add 
or remove cpu especially on virtual machines.
How does check_MK work? Is possible to do something like that? If not how do 
you manage cpu_load threshold on linux machines?

checkmk-en mailing list

Reply via email to