I work for a network performance team and we were asked to monitor the CPU Utilization for a Cisco 7613. It was thought (by Management) that turing on SNMP would cause the CPU to be over utilized. We usually poll the device via SNMP to gather this information but since they were afraid of CPU failures, We are logging directly into the router and monitoring the CPU levels using the "sh proc cpu" and 'sh proc cpu hist" Command. Since the graphs and charts provided are very vague it is hard to come up with solid percentage numbers. We were also seeing numbers that didnt match up between the (72) hourly graph and the minute graph. The minute graph was showing a percentage of somewhere between 0-10% and within that same hour, on the hourly graph, showed a spike of 90-100%. My questions are, What are the capture points between these graphs? Is there a way to get this data in a raw format? This will help us come up with more accurate numbers to show that turning on SNMP should not be an issue with the CPU utilization.