CPU Utilization on the Symantec Traffic Shaper (STS) appliance stays very high.

Article:TECH91432  |  Created: 2008-01-17  |  Updated: 2011-04-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH91432
Article Type
Technical Solution

Product(s)

Issue



Is high CPU utilization on the STS a problem? Should I be concerned if CPU usage stays close to 100%?

Symptoms
CPU graph pages indicate high CPU usage. "top" command indicates 100% CPU use.

 


Cause



High CPU usage is due to the fact that the STS will use all available CPU to scan for spam.


Solution



There is no "solution" for this issue as the appliance is performing as designed. However, in future releases a note will be placed on the CPU graph pages explaining the situation. Also note that bandwidth/connections is the better indicator of whether the system's capacity is utilized.



Legacy ID



2008121705382854


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH91432


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