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CPU load (by statgrab)

Distribution: official part of Check_MK
License: GPL
Supported Agents: HPUX, Solaris

This check measures and checks the averaged CPU load during the last check cycle by using the statgrab tool of the operating system. The values for 1, 5 and 15 minute average are sent, although the PNP template shipped with check_mk only displays the 1 and 15 min average load.

Make sure you have the statgrab binary available on the monitored machine. Under HP-UX you also need to activate the hpux_statgrab agent plugin.

Note: The CPU load is the average number of processes that are currently in the state "running". Do not mix this up with the CPU "utiliziation" (which measures the current usage of the CPU in percent).


One check per host is created if the agent contains a statgrab_load section.