[CentOS] High load

Wed Apr 25 06:09:19 UTC 2012
Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan at gmail.com>


Is there a way to nail down the issue of high load on a server basically
trying to understand the reason behind high load at a specific time period.
I use top command but it does not have history.

Nagios reports saying "*[04-25-2012 10:11:00] SERVICE ALERT:
dev;LOAD;WARNING;HARD;3;WARNING - load average: 6.88, 6.36, 5.71"*
Please help me understand.