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Metric NameDescriptionBasic or Server VisibilityWindowsLinux1SolarisAIXDefault Monitoring Mode 4
%IdlePercentage of time the CPU was idle; the CPU had completed its tasks and has nothing to do.Basic(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)Diagnostic
%Busy

Percentage of time the CPU was busy processing system or user requests; this metric includes CPU Stolen time.

Basic(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)KPI
%Stolen

Usually stolen time is the percentage of time a virtual CPU waits for a real CPU while the hypervisor is servicing another virtual processor. 

Basic(tick) 2(tick)(tick)(tick)KPI
%NicePercentage of CPU time spent on low priority processes.Server Visibility(tick)(tick)(error)
(error)
Advanced
System

Percentage of time the CPU was busy processing kernel code.

Server Visibility(error)
(tick)(tick)(error)
KPI
User

Percentage of time the CPU was busy processing non-kernel code.

Server Visibility(error)
(tick)(tick)(error)
Diagnostic
IOWait

Percentage of CPU time spent waiting for an I/O request.

Server Visibility(error)
(tick)(tick)

(error)

 

KPI
%IrqPercentage of CPU time spent servicing hardware interrupts.Server Visibility(error)
(tick)(error)
(error)
Advanced
%SoftIrqPercentage of CPU time spent servicing software interrupts.Server Visibility(error)
(tick)(error)
(error)
Advanced
%Busy 95th Percentile 3

The CPU %Busy percentage was at this level or lower 95% of the time.

Server Visibility(error)
(tick)(error)
(error)
KPI
IOWait 95th Percentile 3The CPU %Busy %IOWait percentage was at this level or lower 95% of the time.Server Visibility(error)
(tick)(error)
(error)
KPI

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