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High CPU utilization alert


The details shown below are based on the default settings. When editing this alert, you can change the trigger and clear conditions to suit your needs. However, you can’t edit the time period in the trigger or clear conditions.


Primary purpose: Notify when the CPU utilization has been greater than the defined thresholds on a device for several minutes.

A possible cause for this alert is a runaway process on the affected device. 

Alert severity


Repetitive alert pause condition

After 5 occurrences within 2 hours against a specific entity, pause the alert for 24 hours

Alert trigger condition

A device has CPU utilization greater than the defined threshold averaged over a five-minute period.

Alert clear condition

The CPU utilization for a device is less than or equal to the defined threshold averaged over a five- minute period.

Action(s) to be taken

Check the device to see what could be causing high CPU utilization. Stop the process if necessary.


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