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SEPM Using 100% CPU

Created: 25 Sep 2012 • Updated: 07 Nov 2012 | 6 comments
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Looking at one of my SEPM machines and I am finding it is using 100% cpu frequently two processes seem to be the big issue HTTPD.exe and SEMSVC.EXE.  

I am on 12.1 RU1 MP1  

Any one have any suggestions on things to look at?

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Brɨan's picture

Httpd.exe process utilizes 100% CPU

What type of DB do you have, embedded or SQL?


Tuning the Performance of the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager console

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Rick Bywalski's picture

I am trying that suggestion will see if it works

Rick Bywalski's picture

Maybe I spoke too soon going to keep monitoring it for a day or two.  I had to reboot after makeing the changes to the config file and CPU stayed pretty high for a few minutes after I got logged back in but it is working its way down now.  

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


Could you let us know what OS is the SEPM server running on?

Is the SQL and SEPM installed on the same server machine?

Any errors in the Application Logs, System Logs under event viewer?

Check this Thread: 

System is unresponsive due to SemSvc.exe once Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager is upgraded to 12.1

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant

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