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cimservermain process taking up a lot of cpu time

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Andrew Kaplan
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cimservermain process taking up a lot of cpu time

Hi there --

We are running a ServiceGuard cluster on a pair of rp3440 servers with the HP-UX 11.11 operating system. I noticed there was a lot of cpu time being taken up on both servers, and when I investigated with the top command I observed the cimservermain command as being the culprit.

The effects of this command have the %USER readings being in the 80% with the %IDLE readings at less than 1%.

What is this command, and if possible, can it be safely killed? Thanks.
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Steven E. Protter
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Re: cimservermain process taking up a lot of cpu time

Shalom,

This is part of the multitude of confusing applications designed to make it easier to monitor and manage your server.

Updating this product or removing it will probably solve the issue.

swlist -l product | grep -i hpcim

# This will identify the application for the swremove or swinstall utility.

Good news is the app is free.

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Andrew Kaplan
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Re: cimservermain process taking up a lot of cpu time

Hi there --

Thanks for your reply. I want to avoid removing applications at the present time, so will killing the individual process at least temporarily solve the problem? Thanks.

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Tingli
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Re: cimservermain process taking up a lot of cpu time

Also, you might need to remove it from the startup script, or modify the file under /etc/rc.config.
Andrew Kaplan
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Re: cimservermain process taking up a lot of cpu time

Hi there --

I was able, with the help of HP, to solve the problem. The solution was to first stop the cimserver via the /sbin/init.d/cim_server script.

Once that was done I manually killed any outstanding cimaptagent processes as well as the cimserverd process. The latter would automatically respawn, but that was fine.

The next step was to restart the cimserver using the init.d script mentioned earlier. These steps restarted the application without causing the runaway process from recurring.

Thanks for the help anyway.
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