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

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



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


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.

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