CPU Profiling - Cisco Router

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May 26th, 2008

Hello Experts / Cisco Tech Engg,

What is meant by enabling the "CPU Profiling" on Cisco Routers.

What are that Commands involved in doing / enabling the same ?

What are the Advantages & Disvantages of CPU Profiling ?

Thanks in Advance for all your HELPS

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R

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guruprasadr Tue, 05/27/2008 - 07:11

Hello Experts,

Can somebody address this Query, your advices / recommendations are awaited.

Thanks in Advance.

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R

royalblues Tue, 05/27/2008 - 08:26


Though i don't know much in detail about CPU profiling, i have worked in the past with Cisco TAC wherein they have asked me to configure the same to troubleshoot high CPU utilization

The command necessary are mostly hidden in the Cisco IOS

We first use the following command to get the addresses

show region | incl main:text

Then create a CPU profile

Router(config)#profile 60008AF4 61D5A5C3 4 ...note the values entered depend on platform. sometimes u need to include the 0x in the beginning...

4 at the end is the increment

You can use show command to view the cpu profile

sh profile detail, sh profile terse

U start the profile and then stop it after a while and the output is then submitted to TAC

Router#profile start

Router#sh profile terse

PROF 60008AF4 61D5A5C3 4


0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0


0 0 1481 0 0 0 0 0

...output omitted

Router#profile stop

Router#clear profile



guruprasadr Tue, 05/27/2008 - 17:39

HI Narayan,

Your POST was really informative. Recently we are working with Cisco to troubleshoot the High CPU Utilization Problem.

Cisco has recommended to enable CPU Profiling and share the results on TAC. Before all i wanted to know some in details.

Thanks for your POST => Have Rated

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R


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