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Different load averages on identical hardware with similar load

I have a pair of AC-AP-HDs. Each is running an identical configuration, with only the channels being set different. Both are 20 MHz on 2.4 and 80 MHz on 5 GHz.

 

However, since I’ve had them, one has always shown load averages between 1.0 and about 1.25, while the other never drops below 2.0 and often runs at 2.3 or higher. Even when there is little activity or few clients connected to the one AP, it still shows a load average of 2.00.

 

Is there somewhere that I can check to determine why these vary? Both are running firmware 4.0.10, but this has been the case even before 3.9.27.

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Re: Different load averages on identical hardware with similar load

Hello @stpn,

 

You could SSH into the UAP and run the TOP command.

top

Have you tried a factory reset of the UAP?

 

 

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Glenn R.

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Re: Different load averages on identical hardware with similar load

I have done a couple factory resets for other reasons, but this persisted through them.

 

I’m looking at top now and seeing little difference between the APs, other than the load average. Neither is breaking 86% idle and are 99% idle most of the time.

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Re: Different load averages on identical hardware with similar load

Hello @stpn,

 

Both run with exactly the same settings?

Could you post your system config?

Settings > Maintenance > Support Info > Show System Config

 

Do both units work properly?

 

 

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Glenn R.

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