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Shell scripting (BASH) : Notify admin user if script load crossed certain limit

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
# Setup admin user email-id
# Subject for email
SUBJECT=”Alert $(hostname) load average”

4) Save and close the file.

5) Install script as cronjob

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  • Johnny November 28, 2006, 6:50 am

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


  • nixCraft November 28, 2006, 8:24 am


    Link is fixed. Have a fun!

  • shahzad October 11, 2008, 8:23 pm

    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


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