External connection The status of any external interfaces configured on the Smoothwall Filter and Firewall.
System services The status of Core and Optional services. If available, you can click the service name to open the relevant page to configure the service.
Resource usage The status of various aspects of your Smoothwall Filter and Firewall hardware appliance. The load average is dynamic and will change when the load does. The load average is an abstract value and uses CPU load, memory load and disk load to create the load average number. This means that a high load does not necessarily mean that the CPU is busy. Often disk load is the main reason for high load average due to web filter logging and reporting database index creation, see our knowledge base article, Understanding the Load Average graph and numbers on a Smoothwall.
Disk Usage The amount of disk space that your Smoothwall Filter and Firewall is using and has free.