CPU Usage

The CPU usage Monitor allows you to analyze the average and peak values to decide if you need to increase the number or speed of the CPUs on the server. Depending on your conditions, configuration, and requirements, the critical value of CPU usage, and if the period over which CPU usage is high, your values can vary. You have to exercise good judgement regarding these parameters, based on the monitored data, in order to ensure a high level of performance.

CPU usage is calculated over a sample period. For example, if a CPU usage of 70 percent is measured over two seconds, this can really mean that the CPU was 100 percent busy for one second, and then 30 percent busy for another second. Such short bursts of activity with a 100 percent usage are not critical, because the queue is freed up quickly, but longer periods of high CPU usage can indicate a possible problem. To understand if peaks of CPU activity are causing issues, you can use the CPU load monitor that shows how many processes are waiting in the queue for execution.
Note: For all types of local resource monitors, you must have the Anturis private agent downloaded, installed, and running on your machine to configure the monitoring.

Adding a CPU usage Monitor

Before proceeding, please ensure that you have created the component and your Anturis Private Agent for Windows/Linux is running.
  1. On the Component page, click Add/Remove Monitors > Add Custom Monitor.
  2. Select the Local Resources Monitors tab and Hardware sub tab view.
  3. Select CPU usage and click Next.
  4. Select a period of time from the Monitor Period drop-down menu.
  5. Select the agents (servers) from the list.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Set the appropriate error value for the CPU usage threshold.
  8. Enter a Monitor Name and set consecutive measurements.
  9. Click Next.
  10. On the Monitor test result step, click Next when the test is passed.
  11. Click Finish.

To manage your monitor, click View/Edit parameters.

To add a CPU usage Monitor via the second option, follow the steps below:
  1. From the Infrastructure page, click "+" Components.
  2. Select the server component and click Next.
  3. Select the agent (server) from the list and click Next.
  4. Click Finish.
  5. On the Manage Component Monitors page, select the CPU usage slider.
  6. [Optional] Change the monitor Name.
  7. [Optional] Change the default value for refreshing intervals (min.).
  8. Enter the appropriate threshold values, under Warning and Error.
  9. Go to Monitor Status Change Rule and specify the number of consecutive measurement
  10. Click OK.

To manage your monitor, go to the Add/Remove Monitors and click on the slider to deactivate the monitor.