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From Tim To <>
Subject Re: Ambari metrics collector CPU usage
Date Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:59:46 GMT
Thanks for the tip Alen. It turned out we have the same problem on one of
our servers and your tip fixed it so thanks a lot. Would this be considered
an ambari bug ? I would think  so since it slowed our server down so much
that it starts to affect other services that were running it. Has anyone
raised a ticket with Horton Works to fix this?


On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 8:06 AM, Alen Williams <>

> Hi Andrew.
> We were seeing exactly the same thing. On a 32 core machine all of the
> cores would regularly sit around 75-80% cpu utilization.
> The only thing that alleviated it was to change the operations mode to
> distributed. As soon as that happened the CPU utilization dropped to very
> little, the occasional spike being the extend of it.
> Alen.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Andrew Robertson []
> Sent: September 16, 2015 10:35 PM
> To:
> Subject: Ambari metrics collector CPU usage
> How much CPU is the ambari metrics collector expected to use (Ambari
> 2.1.1)?
> In my production cluster with 12 machines the ams hbase master process has
> averaged 82% of a cpu core (sandybridge), based on total cpu usage in
> seconds over the past 2 weeks. A test cluster with 4 machines has also been
> behaving the same way with very high cpu on the ams hbase master java
> process. I'm not sure if this is the new normal for metrics (versus the
> negligible overhead with gmon/gmetad) or if there's something wrong
> somewhere in either ams, hbase, or in the
> (default) config.
> Are others seeing high CPU here as well?
> Is there something I should look at to see what it may be doing, or are
> there suggestions for reducing the cpu usage? Or is this a known issue? I
> looked through the open issues and didn't see anything obvious that was
> tracking this.
> Thank you!

*Tim To*
Software Engineer
*PHEMI Health Systems*
180-887 Great Northern Way
Vancouver, BC V5T 4T5
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