CPU Utilization Test

This test auto-discovers the stack units of the Dell Switch M-Series, and monitors the current CPU utilization of each stack unit. If the stack unit is found to consume CPU resources excessively, then, this test will help administrators to determine when exactly did the CPU utilization peak - during the last 5 sec? or 1 minute? or 5 minutes? This revelation helps administrators troubleshoot the CPU spikes better.

Target of the test : Dell Switch M-Series

Agent deploying the test : An external Agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every stack unit in the Dell Switch M-Series monitored

The figure below depicts the test configuration page of this test. Click on the parameters in the figure below to know what they are and how to configure them.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

CPU usage in last 5sec

Indicates the percentage of CPU utilization of this stack unit during last 5 seconds.

Percent

By comparing the values of these measures, you can quickly figure out when exactly was the CPU usage maximum. Using this analysis, administrators can further investigate the real reason behind the sudden spike in the CPU usage.

 

 

CPU usage in last 1min

Indicates the percentage of CPU utilization of this stack unit during last 1 minute.

Percent

CPU usage in last 5min

Indicates the percentage of CPU utilization of this stack unit during last 5 minutes.

Percent