ASA high CPU and RAM utilisation

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Jul 21st, 2008

Hi, I am using ASA 5505 in the production and three Site to SIte Tunnel are connected with FW. The ASA 5505 CPU and RAM utilisation is getting to high. CPU is on 77 % and RAM is on 200 MB. I execute sh processed command and the details is attached. Please suggest. Thanks

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Correct Answer by JORGE RODRIGUEZ about 8 years 5 months ago

Have you gone through this link

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/vpndevc/ps2030/products_tech_note09186a008009491c.shtml

I would not worry much about the memory usage as that value is normal, but definately high cpu is a concern, try the link above.

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a.alekseev Mon, 07/21/2008 - 13:23

sh the output "sh perf" in time of HIGH CPU.

What software version do you have?

nikuhappy2010 Mon, 07/21/2008 - 14:15

This time the CPU is on 20 to 25 % but RAM still using 185 to 200 MB. Please respond.

exonetinf1nity Mon, 07/21/2008 - 14:59

The general deployment release 8.0.3 does have higher memory usage on average than 7.2 specially is you have threat detection and shun enabled.

8.0.3 interim release 19 seems to address these concerns by reducing utilisation quite significantly.

Are you having any performance issues with traffic passing through the appliance?

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