High CPU usage per core(s) for Cisco Nexus

Vendor

Cisco

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.

How does this work?

This script logs into the Cisco Nexus switch using SSH and retrieves the output of the "show system resources" command. The output includes a table with the device's CPU (per core) utilization statistics and memory information (total, used and free).

Why is this important?

Capture the utilization of the system's CPU resources. This information is critical for monitoring the system's health and make sure the CPU is not over utilized.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

It is possible to poll this data through SNMP.

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