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System Manager: CPU Utilization?

One of my customers is reporting that they are observing a storage controller CPU increase of 10% when they bring up System Manager and the dashboard for a system.  Is this an expected behavior?  Any options that can be set to diminish the impact to the controller CPU?

Thanks!

Ken

rle Former NetApp Employee

Re: System Manager: CPU Utilization?

Currently System Manger polls for performance counters every 5 seconds, and currently there are no parameters to adjust this poll time..  10% seems high.  I just ran a test, and saw 2%-5% CPU hit.  How many volumes are on the monitored system?

Re: System Manager: CPU Utilization?

This particular system has 6 volumes & 3 aggregates (16TB capacity). The system is running Data ONTAP 7.2.3. They have noticed that the spike is occurring when they are on the dashboard page & is due to the performance charts.

I've suggested to the customer that they see if they experience the same condition when using "Filer-At-A-Glance" on the same system. However, they would like to see an option to turn off/on the performance charts and adjust the polling interval.

Ken

rle Former NetApp Employee

Re: System Manager: CPU Utilization?

Filed burt 362061 to have an option to change the polling time.