Load average - Linux


How do we measure load value if the load is high it should trigger alert?

As of now we are getting load average in grafana+telegraf but how do I estimate the load is high it has correlate with cpu?


It really depends on the number of cpu or cores if it is to high.
This article explains it good: https://scoutapm.com/blog/understanding-load-averages

So you can create a alert rule in grafana for this or in prometheus.
Depends on what you want really.

Alerts in grafana are relative simple to implement.