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Oct 11 2009   6:05AM GMT

“Show processes cpu sorted” good command to troubleshoot a Cisco Router CPU utilization

Yasir Irfan Yasir Irfan Profile: Yasir Irfan


During base lining or troubleshooting activity you may need to determine out the CPU Utilization of your Cisco router or Switch. While exploring to find out the top 10 ten CPU utilization process in a Cisco router, I discovered the sorted option of the “show processes cpu” command.

The sorted option is really a beneficial option in the “show processes cpu” command which can help you to find out the load of your Cisco router or a Switch over the last 5 seconds, 1 minute and 5 minutes. Starting in IOS 12.2 T, the “show processes cpu history” command gives a nice CPU utilization graph.

At times it is helpful to sort the processes by their percentage of CPU utilization. To do this you can use the show processes cpu sorted command as follows:

Some of the sample output is as follows

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  • Pundir231
    Can you please explain how to read the output of Sh Processes CPU History from scratch?
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  • Karvim
    If high CPU utilization, what do we have to do?
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