Determining yellow and red level warnings for cpu/load

Josh Luthman josh at
Sun May 17 03:22:43 CEST 2009

I have a server that does does a lot of work all the time - a vmware
server.  Each virtual machine does its own things, but the host OS has load
that gets to 20 at times.  Everything is just as responsive during these
times, so the default load warnings aren't valid for me.

I changed my alerts based on a test with stress (

Does everyone else just accept the defaults for yellow and red?  If not, how
do you increase it?

Josh Luthman
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