CPU Utilization

The CPU utilization metric is based on average CPU usage over the time period selected for the view.
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The CPU utilization metric is based on average CPU usage over the time period selected for the view.
Utilization percent
is a term applied to the portion of a time period that a component is doing work, divided by the total amount of time in the time period. The result is multiplied by 100 to obtain a percentage.
For a CPU, the busy time is spent processing program instructions. Here is an example of how to interpret a utilization rate of 70% for a 5-minute time period: "For 70% of the 5 minutes, the CPU was fully utilized."
High rates of CPU utilization can indicate poor application performance. With high CPU utilization, processes must wait in the processor queue for a previous process to complete execution.