CPU Utilization Log

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Feb 22nd, 2010


I have seen this type of log....Could any one please suggest me what should I do to avoid this type of error.

Feb 21 19:32:27.001 BHC: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by nwadmin01 on vty0 (
Feb 21 20:02:50.887 BHC: %SYS-1-CPURISINGTHRESHOLD: Threshold: Total CPU Utilization(Total/Intr): 81%/47%, Top 3 processes(Pid/Util):  235/15%, 234/11%, 204/1%

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KARUPPUCHAMY MA... Mon, 02/22/2010 - 06:23


This is auto snmp generated message.please check your snmp config or disable the logging console.

there is no big issue because of this message.

thanks & regards


goutam_04 Mon, 02/22/2010 - 07:23



but tell me ...whats the meaning of utilization percentage, what is showing in the log.

I feared that, it goes to 75% utilization...

francisco_1 Mon, 02/22/2010 - 07:32

%SYS-1-CPURISINGTHRESHOLD  just means that the system is experiencing high CPU usage, possibly because of a process that is using too much CPU and threshold has been reach for that process...

To find out what process is using the CPU, issue

show processes cpu | e 0.00%

goutam_04 Mon, 02/22/2010 - 08:09

Thats meas its a serious issue, How do I trace what was the actual proccess going on, because of that the cpu utilization went high.. is there any process to fix this issue.  If any please help me.  This type of log i have seen few days 10 days back also.

goutam_04 Tue, 02/23/2010 - 07:12


The platform is 3750E, I am not sure which one is IOS code, please see the below line copied from sh ver.

Cisco IOS Software, C3750E Software (C3750E-UNIVERSAL-M), Version 12.2(50)SE3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)


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