[mrtg] Re: HPUX cpu usage always 0!

Craig Humphrey Craig.Humphrey at chapmantripp.com
Mon Oct 25 23:11:55 MEST 2004

Hi Eric,

Yeah, it through me for a while.  I ended up using a Windoze SNMP
graphing tool and took the three components:


And noticed that as User/Sys & Nice increased, Idle decreased.  Whipped
out the calculator and they pretty much always add up to 100, as long as
you subtract the previous measurement and divide by the time

Anyone else know what I should be doing here?

Maybe I'll just take out the 100- and see what happens...


> Well, I've never seen a processor usage counter increment... but then 
> again I've had only very little experience with hpux. Most 
> often I'm use 
> to seeing a processor counter that is a snapshot of 
> %utilization at that 
> moment, or as in the case of Cisco and some others, a 1-minute or 
> 5-minute processor average. In which case the Gauge option is 
> required.
> Since a this time of morning I can't seem to wrap my brain around how 
> that counter you're polling is giving processor utilization 
> stats, I'm 
> afraid I can't come up with an answer for you. But if you really are 
> trying to calculate a rate, I don't think that subtracting it 
> from 100 
> is going to give you anything useful.
> YMMV - again I've never experienced a counter like that, but that 
> doesn't mean it isn't legit...
> Eric Brander

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