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Sensu load average check

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The Sensu load average check is a Sensu Check that provides alerting and metrics for load averages. Metrics are provided in nagios_perfdata format.

Usage examples

Check load averages and provide metrics

  check-load [flags]
  check-load [command]

Available Commands:
  help        Help about any command
  version     Print the version number of this plugin

  -c, --critical string   Critical threshold for load averages (default "0.85,0.8,0.75")
  -h, --help              help for check-load
  -m, --metricsonly       Outputs only the metrics without checking the threshold.
  -r, --percpu            Check the load average divided by the number of CPUs.
  -w, --warning string    Warning threshold for load averages (default "0.75,0.7,0.65")

Use "check-load [command] --help" for more information about a command.


Asset registration

Sensu Assets are the best way to make use of this plugin. If you’re not using an asset, please
consider doing so! If you’re using sensuctl 5.13 with Sensu Backend 5.13 or later, you can use the
following command to add the asset:

sensuctl asset add jadiunr/check-load

If you’re using an earlier version of sensuctl, you can find the asset on the Bonsai Asset Index.

Check definition

type: CheckConfig
api_version: core/v2
  name: check-load
  namespace: default
  command: check-load -r -w 0.8,0.7,0.6 -c 0.9,0.8,0.7
  output_metric_format: nagios_perfdata
  - influxdb
  - system
  - jadiunr/check-load
  interval: 60
  publish: true

Installation from source

The preferred way of installing and deploying this plugin is to use it as an Asset. If you would
like to compile and install the plugin from source or contribute to it, download the latest version
or create an executable script from this source.

From the local path of the check-load repository:

go build


For more information about contributing to this plugin, see Contributing.


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