We have about 15 checks running on each of our hosts, most of them are metric checks that run every 10s, this is causing alot of sensu-clients instances constantly spawned on the hosts.. i am wondering if :
1- would it be a good idea to port our metric checks to extension checks?
2- if we do is there a downside to having several check extensions running at the same time, will this cause delays in checks execution?
3- depending on 2 should we combine all our checks into one checks extension file? - if we do it this way it might also pose an issue with the extension taking time to execute all the check functions it includes.
Looking for insight on the best way to handle this with minimal load on the servers.