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util provider reports >100%

Occasional Advisor

util provider reports >100%

We use util provider to collct the CPU Utilization data. We collect usage for every five minutes.One of the machine reports percent CPU Usage is >100%. We dont have access to the machine to compare with other utilities such us sar.

Anyone have seen this CPU Usage >100% ? Is this normal ? Or Is there a bug somewhere ?

Mel Burslan
Honored Contributor

Re: util provider reports >100%

I am not sure what is util provider and how you are collecting this data but if your server has more than one CPU, this may be a normal behavior. Such as, if you are running with 4 CPUs, you might see utilization percentages, as high as 400%, especially (and most probably so) if your performance data collector is reliant on measureware.
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