High CPU usage per core(s) for Palo Alto Networks

Vendor

Palo Alto Networks

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.

For MP (management plane) CPU, look at Tips & Tricks: Reducing Management Plane Load.

For DP (data plane), read How to Troubleshoot High Dataplane CPU.

How does this work?

This alert uses the Palo Alto Networks API to retrieve the current status of all of the data plane's and management plane's CPUs.

Why is this important?

This alert uses the Palo Alto Networks API to retrieve the current status of all of the data plane's and management plane's CPUs.

Without Indeni how would you find this?

The utilization of the data plane and management plane CPUs is available through SNMP (see https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Management-Articles/SNMP-for-Monitoring-Palo-Alto-Networks-Devices/ta-p/61052 ).


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