High CPU usage per core(s) for Check Point

Vendor

Check Point

Description

High CPU usage is a symptom of a system which is unable to handle the required load or a symptom of a specific issue with the system and the applications and services running on it. Indeni will monitor the CPU usage of each core separately and alert if any of the cores' CPU usage crosses the threshold.

Remediation Steps

Determine the cause for the high CPU usage of the listed cores.

An extremely helpful article on high CPU utilization on Check Point firewalls is available here: Best Practices - Security Gateway Performance.

How does this work?

CPU statistics are taken from /proc/stat and a 5 second average is calculated from this.

Why is this important?

CPU statistics are taken from /proc/stat and a 5 second average is calculated from this.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

An administrator could log in and manually check CPU usage. It is also visible in SmartView Monitor.


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