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How to generate an alarm on high CPU load that has been happening for more than 30 minutes?




How do I generate an alarm for high CPU load that has been happening for more than 30 minutes?

This would be on a Linux server,


check cpu ssh

Created on Oct 8, 2022 10:14:44 AM

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Hi, thanks for your question.

You can generate an alarm on the CPU Load sensor by using a Notification Trigger. In the sensor tab, go to Notification Triggers, and add a Threshold Trigger which activates when the Total % channel is above your desired threshold, for at least 1800 seconds. Then have the trigger respond as desired.

More info can be found here. I hope this gets you started.

Created on Oct 12, 2022 9:21:16 AM by  Mike Payne [Paessler Support]

Last change on Oct 12, 2022 9:22:38 AM by  Mike Payne [Paessler Support]



Hi, no problem. The CPU Load sensor is SNMP - you'd need to install the SNMP daemon for this to work in Linux. Instructions for that are here.

Unfortunately, there aren't any SSH CPU Load sensors available in PRTG at the moment. Hope this helps.

Created on Oct 17, 2022 3:07:30 PM by  Mike Payne [Paessler Support]

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