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Sensu CPU usage check

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The Sensu CPU usage check is a Sensu Check that provides alerting and
metrics for CPU usage. Metrics are provided in nagios_perfdata format.

Note: The macOS binary is built using cgo and may not be portable
across all versions of macOS.

Usage examples

Check CPU usage and provide metrics

  check-cpu-usage [flags]
  check-cpu-usage [command]

Available Commands:
  help        Help about any command
  version     Print the version number of this plugin

  -c, --critical float        Critical threshold for overall CPU usage (default 90)
  -w, --warning float         Warning threshold for overall CPU usage (default 75)
  -s, --sample-interval int   Length of sample interval in seconds (default 2)
  -h, --help                  help for check-cpu-usage

Use "check-cpu-usage [command] --help" for more information about a command.


Asset registration

Sensu Assets are the best way to make use of this plugin. If you're not
using an asset, please consider doing so! If you're using sensuctl 5.13 with
Sensu Backend 5.13 or later, you can use the following command to add the asset:

sensuctl asset add sensu/check-cpu-usage

If you're using an earlier version of sensuctl, you can find the asset on the
Bonsai Asset Index.

Check definition

type: CheckConfig
api_version: core/v2
  name: check-cpu-usage
  namespace: default
  command: >-
    --critical 95
    --warning 85
    --sample-interval 2
  output_metric_format: nagios_perfdata
    - influxdb
  - system
  - sensu/check-cpu-usage

Installation from source

The preferred way of installing and deploying this plugin is to use it as an
Asset. If you would like to compile and install the plugin from source or
contribute to it, download the latest version or create an executable from this

From the local path of the check-cpu-usage repository:

go build


For more information about contributing to this plugin, see Contributing.

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