4506 Running high CPU Utilization

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Sep 28th, 2008
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I have a 4506 with minimal config, no routing enabled, purely layer 2 running 12 2 25 EWA14...

On the sh platform cpu packet stat

I see Esmp highest avg packets per second

Any ideas of where to start looking...

Sup 4.


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Prashanth Krishnappa Mon, 09/29/2008 - 04:19
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ESMP is line card management process and its normal for this process to consume some CPU. How high is the CPU? If its not constantly high but just seeing spikes, it is normal for this platform to see spikes due to background health monitoring processes. This will not have any impact on performance.



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