SOLARIS Resource Usage during runtime - What is Load Average
Posted on 2012-04-10
We have a Solaris server with 32 cores and 32GB of physical memory. If I run top command it shows all 32 CPUs are almost idle but the load average is kind of marked as critical. Can you please explain what is "Load Average" on Solaris and how we could optimize memory resources to minimize "Load Average". We need to improve runtime environment for better performance.
The warnings (Critical, Warning, Ok) are internal to us; but we need to improve 'Load Average'.
CRITICAL - load average: 0.36, 7.23, 8.50 bat+
WARNING - load average: 0.16, 2.81, 6.16 bat+
OK - load average: 0.14, 1.14, 4.47 bat+
Thanks for your help