CPU Utilization Test

This test monitors the current CPU utilization of the router. If the device is found to consume CPU resources excessively, then, this test will help administrators troubleshoot the CPU spikes at the earliest.

Target of the test : A Mikrotik Router

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the target Mikrotik Router being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the router for which this test is to be configured.

SSH Username and SSH Password

Specify the credentials of a user who has the right to execute CLI (command-line interface) commands on the target router and pull out metrics via SSH.

Confirm Password

Confirm the SSH Password by retyping it here.

SSH Port

Specify the SSH port of the target router here; The default value is 22.

SSH Timeout

Specify the duration (in seconds) beyond which the execution of this test should time out in this text box. The default is 10 seconds.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

CPU utilization

Indicates the percentage of CPU utilized by the router.


A value close to 100% is a cause of concern which requires further investigation.