The amount of processing units of the CPU used to execute a task and how long it takes.

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Is there a way to calculate the percentage CPU utilization by reading /proc/stat at once?

I guess the question is, could I somehow calculate the CPU utilization percentage just by reading the /proc/stat once? # head -1 /proc/stat cpu 67891300 39035 6949171 2849641614 118251644 365498 ...
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IIS App Pool High CPU usage despite no requests

I have recently migrated a set of Windows Server 2008 R2 / IIS 7.5 servers to new servers running Windows Server 2012 / IIS 8. I am experiencing some odd behavior from IIS. We have 2 identical ...
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How to monitor CPU usage on a device running embedded Linux and BusyBox?

I recently began working with a device that uses embedded Linux and BusyBox. It is very stripped down, and does not have iostat or sar. It also doesn't have dpkg or apt for package management. The ...
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Mono uses just one core on the server

I have a .net application running on mono 4.0.1 in ubuntu. The application is multi-threaded but the CPU usage not more than 25% on 4 core machine. I think mono is just running on one of the cores ...
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What are the tools needed to best asses a load balancer?

I'm building a Paas with Docker container in the field of Networkf Function Virtualization. I need to deploy some load-balancers inside containers. I need to asses the load balancers in differents ...
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How to find out what is being accesed in Apache logs

I am managing a dedicated server with hundreds of websites, in which there is a main log for Apache. The server has spikes in Apache CPU usage once every 4 or 5 hours and after a review I found in ...
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cpufreq-info differs from /proc/cpuinfo?

I have a server and I want to ensure it's always running at maximum speed, never in energy-saving mode. I've tried a few strategies (aside from rebooting and changing the setting in the bios, which I ...
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Why my server has high load despite mere 1.5% CPU usage

In this is what whm apache status says: Current Time: Sunday, 23-Dec-2012 05:13:40 CST Restart Time: Saturday, 22-Dec-2012 13:38:12 CST Parent Server Generation: 9 Server uptime: 15 hours 35 minutes ...
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Is the system load tied directly to CPU usage?

It's a dual-core machine and the load is around 24 but CPU usage is bouncing around from 60-80% and never reaching 100% so how can there be that many processes waiting? I/O is pretty much nill since ...
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Optimal configuration of “Processor load is too high” trigger in Zabbix

I monitor approx. 10 Linux servers with 4 CPU cores each with Zabbix. I was receiving way to many false alarms from "Processor load is too high" trigger lately. The "Processor load is too high" ...
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High CPU utilization but low load average

We are running into a strange behavior where we see high CPU utilization but quite low load average. The behavior is best illustrated by the following graphs from our monitoring system. At about ...
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VPS Server shoots to 900% CPU Utilisation for 10 to 15 minutes

I've just taken a VPS Server with Assured 1 core AMD opetron and burstable to 8 cores. RAM is 5 GB Average Usage so far been around 1 Cpu, but at a point of time - when checked through monitoring - ...
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determine if threads on a cpu are blocked? What are the causes of thread blocks?

The load-average reported by uptime command also displayed in top provides the the average run-queue length over time (1, 5 and 15 minutes) The run-queue length is the sum of the number of threads ...
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Sendmail is taking huge amount of CPU [duplicate]

My dedicated server is slowing down since 2 days. I checked the RPM and the CPU usage has gone from less than 10% to more than 50%. Rebooting the server didn't help. So, I tried top command: top - ...
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VMware - High CPU utilization on Windows 7 guest VM

I've just added some Windows 7 virtual machines to an existing VMWare vSphere 5.1 cluster. The hosts and vCenter are 5.1 with current updates via Update Manager. Looking at the vSphere client ...
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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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Limit CPU / Mem usage for certain processes? [closed]

I have installed maldet for malwere detection and it runs daily via a CRON task. In my server usage I see every night a peek usage of CPU which goes up to nearly 100% CPU usage. Is there a way to ...
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kswapd often uses 100% CPU when swap is in use

Most of the time when my computer starts to need swap, I see a massive spike in CPU usage (kswapd0 is consistently using 99%-100% CPU). According to top, the time is spent in sy (system/kernel) not wa ...
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Sudden increase in CPU usage and server response time

Over the past 10 days, I'm suddenly experiencing increased CPU usage on my website with CPU usage reaching 100% three times. During that time I'm unable to SSH to my website so I haven't been able to ...
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Low CPU and Memory utilization. Does that mean server is healthy?

On a fairly busy RHEL6 server I keep noticing on average following indications CPU Usage : 2%. CPU Load AVG: 0.4,0.2,0.1 Memory Usage: 1.3 out of 16 GB This is the CPU this server has Intel(R) ...
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How to assign dedicated vCPUs to specific VM on Proxmox (KVM) or what system could do that?

I'm posting this here, because what I've found about the topic is either outdated, incomplete or not suitable for various reasons. I have wanted for a long time to learn how to map specific vCPUs to ...
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Medium CPU usage but high load

I know this has been asked multiple times, and generally wa causes high load even if CPU isn't the culprit. However, in our case, wa is ~0 and CPU is at ~45% on a 4 core, 8 thread dedicated server. ...
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strace not showing anything for thread at 100% 'system' CPU

I'm having difficulty with my Python app going to 100% 'system' CPU time across multiple threads for up to 10+ seconds. My (limited) understanding is that 'system' CPU time is time spent in the ...
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CPU seconds value very high on apache mod status even though page is generating very fast

We have a VPS on wich we have a few websites. In the last days it has experience a big load and has sometimes even stoped responding and had to restart it. After looking into it, we seem to have a ...
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What's the advisable maximum CPU usage?

I have a VM with 8 core of processing, and occasionally the CPU usage is going to around 75 ~ 100%. I read in some places, that when the CPU usage is with more than 75% is it a trouble, and can ...
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Two identical servers, one of them have 2x CPU load

Http requests are splitted 50/50 between two servers. Servers are running FreeBSD 9.2, their hardware, software & application configurations are absolutely identical. But one of servers is getting ...
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VPS CPU usage very high [closed]

I just switched my hosting to a VPS. I will admit that server admin is something I am very very new at. Anyhow, I am getting repeated emails about my server load exceeding 100% so i clearly need to ...
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Limited memory and CPU in the apache virtualhost

How can I limit the memory and CPU of each virtualhost on a apache running on CentOS?
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Wordpress High load average 18 and cpu 81% on a dedicated server

my website works fine the day; load average below 3 and cpu below 50%. but at night load average 18 and cpu 81% and the website become very very slow. Photos are showing the active visitors at ...
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High CPU Usage in windows server 2003

In one of our production servers the CPU usage is 100% and thus some of the backup jobs failed. In windows server 2003 cms.exe shows : 50%, tomcat_3.exe : 25%, and tomcat_1.exe : 25%. Please help me ...
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My VPSs CPU load hardly go beyond 0.2. Am I wasting my money on unused resources?

Currently, I have 5 VPSs running: Mail server (Zimbra) Database server (MySQL, PostgreSQL) ERP Server (OpenERP 7) Git Server (GoGits) Web Server (Apache, Nginx) with server monitoring application ...
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Php5-CGI is using 100% CPU on a single hit. How do I track down the culprit?

I ran into a strange problem with a Magento Store. The server was crashing when we hat a little traffic-peak so I checked what was going on. Using htop I found out that PHP5 CGI is using up to 100% ...
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Current Load is WARNING - why?

On a VPS with 1 CPU core and 2GB RAM, I run a mysql+apache2 for a low traffic website. Sometimes the machine slows down or stops delivering through apache or mysql. That's why I set up nagios which ...
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How to trace high CPU Apache process to particular virtualhost

Looking at the output of top I notice that intermittently there are one or two Apache processes consuming a high amount of CPU - anywhere between 50% - 90% The spikes in CPU usage come and go quite ...
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Load average increasing along with firewall throughput

I've just pushed a large change to my backend code and I've noticed a massive increase in the load average in the few hours since the push. I looked at Munin for what the problem might be and I ...
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How can I store systemd-cgtop output in a text file

I want to store the result of system-cgtop in a txt file for 5 iterations. I am aware of the batch mode and I tried to do it with the following command: systemd-cgtop -b -n 5 >> result.txt ...
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VMware Infrastructure Web Access 2-CPU Limit?

I am running VMWare Infrastructure Web Access 2.0. I have several VMs running on 24 core machine. I just looked at the most resource-intensive VM and found it is running using only 2 CPU cores of ...
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Use of CPUQuota in systemd

I am trying to put a hard limit in CPU usage for a dd command . I have created the following unit file [Unit] Description=Virtual Distributed Ethernet [Service] ExecStart=/usr/bin/ddcommand ...
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XenServer 6.2 VM 100% CPU and 100% memory usage and won't boot

I had this problem today after a power failure. I had 2 vms and one of them won't boot and was using 100% of CPU and 100% of memory. Since it was very dificult to solve (at least for me) I want to ...
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When should I consider to add more RAM to VPS instead of CPU? [closed]

I have a VPS hosting a Wordpress site. When the traffic is too high, I usually see the CPUs are very busy and fully occupied. Therefore, I always try to add more CPU cores to the VPS. For example, 4 ...
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100% CPU usage on my CentOS VPS

I have a 512 MB VPS and hosting 2 WordPress websites on this CentOS server. I have installed apache + mysql + PHP + fast cgi on this server. Everything was working great from last 6 months. I have 500 ...
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100% CPU when doing 4 or more concurrent requests with Magento

Currently I'm having trouble with a server running Magento, it's unbelievably slow. It's a VPS with a few Magento installations on it used for development, so I'm the only one using them. When I do 4 ...
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Get real time CPU usage of linux process with single line command and as a simple result

I've searched everywhere and found nothing about this. I'm trying to create a small gauge that shows the CPU usage of one process specified by PID. I need the command to print a simple answer , hence ...
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Windows 2003/2008 terminal server, Application using 95-100% CPU when crashed, auto kill process?

We are currently hosting two terminal servers for our users to connect to via Citrix Metaframe. One of the applications we host there is an inhouse application that was programmed a long time ago, ...
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Tomcat CPU and GC going crazy [closed]

Having some major issues with our Tomcat 7 installation. It used to run fine for over a year, but now the CPU is mainly at 400% - 700% (8 core machine) and in the logs I see tones of these: ...
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Proper acting when a process is consuming 100% time of CPU

On several machines I have a problem with a process that is using 100% time of a CPU. USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TT STAT STARTED TIME COMMAND root 85740 100.0 0.2 34668 ...
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php process eating CPU since October

Just noticed that my server CPU is being eaten by php at a regular rate of 50-60%. Worse, this is happening since last October but I can't really remember what I did then to cause. The CPU graph for ...
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PerfMon: Processor Queue Length - Random high spikes

I'm investigating alleged high CPU usage on one of our client's servers. After about 1 business day of "normal" activity, PerfMon is reporting the following values for Processor Queue Length, and I'm ...
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Can SQL Server 2008 R2 be used to allocate resources by specific program?

Recently, I have come into a scenario where I have been brought in to help manage a hosted system where we host our own product for our customer. Each customer is given a unique user to a specific ...
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CPU Usage statistic in Windows Server 2008 R2 Resource Monitor

I'm trying to analyze the performance of HPC R scripts via Resource Monitor in Windows Server 2008 R2. I have referred to this guide to get more information on the CPU tab of Resource Monitor, but I ...