OperatingSystem Total Percent Processor Time Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Solaris.10.OperatingSystem.TotalPercentProcessorTime.Monitor
  • Description:  Solaris 10 OperatingSystem Total Percent Processor Time Monitor
  • Target:  Solaris 10 Operating System
  • Enabled:  Yes

Operational States

Name State Description
Total Percent Processor Time Monitor is under Threshold Success Total Percent Processor Time Monitor is under Threshold
Total Percent Processor Time Monitor is over Threshold Error Total Percent Processor Time Monitor is over Threshold

Overridable Parameters

Parameter Name Default Value Description Override
Interval 300 The interval of monitor
SyncTime   The sync time of monitor
Threshold 95 The threshold of monitor
Number of Samples 5 The number of samples for the monitor to trigger

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
Total Percent Processor Time Monitor is over Threshold (Error) Total CPU Utilization Percentage is too high Medium Critical Yes

Run As Profiles

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Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

This monitor checks the CPU utilization. If you receive an alert from this monitor, action can be required in order to bring the System back to an operational state.

Causes

An unhealthy state indicates that the CPU utilization is currently high. This may be caused by an application using excessive CPU resources.

Resolutions

To address high percent processor times choose one or more of the following options:

  • Identify processes that are running when the Percent Processor Time is at the highest. Execute the "top" command or execute "Top 10 CPU Processes" Task from the State View. It will provide a listing of processes ordered by CPU usage, the listing by default will display only the top CPU consuming processes and their corresponding PID (Process ID).

  • Stop or kill any unnecessary identified processes. Utilizing the output from the "top" command identify any offending or unnecessary processes along with its PID number. Issue a "kill" command utilizing the PID for the process. For example, if the PID number for the process is 4510, then issue the command 'kill 4510'.

  • Add additional CPUs or Physical Memory to the computer.

  • Move applications to one or more additional servers.

External References
This monitor does not contain any external references.

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