It is possible to monitor UNIX system load average and if it crossed certain limit an email can be send to admin user or even text via pager/sms.

1) Download/view chksysload.bash script

2) Open script using vi:
# vi chksysload.bash

3) Customize it according to your needs:
# Setup up limit below
NOTIFY=”6.0″
# Setup admin user email-id
EMAIL=”me@mycorp.net”
# Subject for email
SUBJECT=”Alert $(hostname) load average”

4) Save and close the file.

5) Install script as cronjob


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3 comments… add one
  • Johnny Nov 28, 2006 @ 6:50

    Where is chksysload.bash? The link is broken. Please check and make this script available.

    Thanks
    Johnny

  • 🐧 nixCraft Nov 28, 2006 @ 8:24

    Johnny,

    Link is fixed. Have a fun!

  • shahzad Oct 11, 2008 @ 20:23

    hello i want to set my ubuntu squid for my network users that if they dont pay the fees of month then account willbe freezed .
    how can i set this in ubuntu 8.0.4

    thanx

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