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So if im logged into a linux-vserver and run the command top. Is the fields 'load average' and cpu's for the virtual server or the host machine?

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This will be for the "guest" or as you call it the "virtual server". It really doesn't have much insight as to what the host is doing.

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the thing is when I run top it says cpu's 50% but none of my processes are using any cpu... –  nullptr Jul 11 '11 at 3:43
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CPU performance measurement in virtual machines is always tricky. –  TomTom Jul 11 '11 at 3:59

The top command in vserver will give you load average of the server not the virtual machine.

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Since your answer is contradicting the existing, upvoted answer, you may want to cite some documentation to back up your position. –  Ladadadada Oct 22 '13 at 10:21

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