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

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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

Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

3 comment

  1. 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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