[asterisk-users] system metrics to see if Asterisk is getting overloaded

Jonathan H lardconcepts at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 04:43:11 CDT 2016

Funnily enough, I was just thinking the same this morning.

I run two boxes, and my idea was the use a sys call to grab the loadav,
multiply that by 1000 and then use that as the delay before answering.

In other words, if box 1 had a loadav of 0.2 and box two have a loadav of
0.5, box 1 would answer first because the answer delay would be 5 seconds.

I'm guessing WAIT(ms) would be the thing to use for the delay (not tried it
yet but if someone can confirm I'm on the right lines then I'll give it a

On 28 September 2016 at 10:29, Nitesh Bansal <nitesh.bansal at gmail.com>

> Hello,
> I'm trying to understand if I could use a system metric like load average,
> cpu usage... to
> decide if Asterisk is overloaded and if it is overloaded, I would like to
> stop routing the traffic
> to that box.
> Is there any recommended system metric which you guys use to measure the
> Asterisk load,
> or may be is there any metric within Asterisk which could indicate that
> system is slowing down?
> Thanks,
> Nitesh
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