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cdj
Contributor I
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎07-17-2013

6000 Controller CPU

Before I open up a TAC case, is there a known issue with the 6000 controller's high CPU running AOS 3.4.5.1 ?

Aruba
Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: 6000 Controller CPU

Can you define what is "high" for you?  How many APs are terminating on the controller?

 

Also, is this an M3 or a Sup-2?   Are you by chance using a 2048-bit certificate on the box (Captive Portal)?   If so, see Colin's post here:  http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/Unified-Wired-Wireless-Access/Aruba6000-Version-3-4-5-1-Switched-form-1024-to-2048-bit-cert/m-p/86138/highlight/true#M15296

 

 

 

 

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Systems Engineer, Northeast USA
ACCX | ACDX | ACMX

cdj
Contributor I
Posts: 72
Registered: ‎07-17-2013

Re: 6000 Controller CPU

We're using the M3's terminating 395 APs. I noticed that the CPU fluctuates between mid-90s and mid-30s (what I mean by this is when I do a show cpuload the “user” percentage is very high leaving the “idle” very low with the system between 1.4 - 1.9). Also, what is the "user" on the controller referring to when I do a show cpuload? Is it user traffic or the user logged into the controller?

Aruba
Posts: 1,644
Registered: ‎04-13-2009

Re: 6000 Controller CPU

[ Edited ]

user = % of controller CPU resources used by application processes

system = % of controller CPU resources used by system processes

idle = % of unused controller CPU resources

 

The following is taken from the Mobility Controller VRD.  If you want to have a detailed analysis done, pursue your TAC case and see what they have to say specific to your version, etc.

 

The organization should consider the CPU to be highly utilized at 70% (begin monitoring regularly) and considered critical at 100% (being investigating) over a 5-minute period. Alternatively, consider using AirWave to track average CPU utilization over time.  If the CPU utilization is sustained or regularly spikes above these thresholds, consider an upgrade  to add capacity to the system

 

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Systems Engineer, Northeast USA
ACCX | ACDX | ACMX

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Posts: 321
Registered: ‎08-28-2009

Re: 6000 Controller CPU

hi cdj

 

3.4.x is end of support, you may have a hard time getting some love, if so, please paste here

 

show cpuload current

show processes sort-by cpu

show datapath utilization

 

do you have captive portal by any chance ?

 

regards

-jeff

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