SCOM 2012 - Management Servers CPU 100% RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I;ve two SCOM 2012 management servers and continuously they are hitting 100% cpu utilization, whenever i stop and start the healthservice, it back to normal but again it hits 100%

    Could anyone help me to identify the issue and permanent fix for this?

    CPU count in each management server = 4

    Servers are running with Windows Server 2008 R2 Operating system.



    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:11 AM

All replies

  • Hi, check for the latest updates for OS, SCOM and SQL server first

    try clear the cache

    check antivirus exclusions

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 10:29 AM
  • Hi,

    How many network devices are you monitoring with those servers? How is the memory usage?
    Network monitoring puts an extra load on the management servers. Maybe you are running ACS too?

    Could you give us some more insight in the environment.



    Regards Marthijn van Rheenen
    Heading To The Clouds

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:21 PM
  • Hello,

    As of now we have 1200 agents and 40 network devices monitored in SCOM 2012. APart from this we are monitoring Cisco UCS devices and HPBlade enclosures.

    Memory utilization seems to be normal but contiuously seeing 100% CPU Utilization.



    Thursday, March 21, 2013 1:30 PM
  • which process has high CPU utilization?


    Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:03 PM
  • cshost.exe and healthservic.exe is utilising more usage.
    Monday, March 25, 2013 9:57 AM
  • Are you anti-virus software exclude the following path

    SCOM 2012
    -%programfiles%\System Center Operations Manager\Agent\HealthService.exe
    -%programfiles%\System Center Operations Manager\Agent\MonitoringHost.exe
    -%programfiles%\Microsoft\Exchange Server\v14\Bin\Microsoft.Exchange.Monitoring.CorrelationEngine.exe
    -%programfiles%\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Console\Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Monitoring.Console.exe

    -%programfiles%\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server\Microsoft.Mom.Sdk.ServiceHost.exe
    %programfiles%\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server\APMDOTNETAgent\InterceptSvc.exe
    -%programfiles%\System Center 2012\Operations Manager\Server\cshost.exe

    for detail pls. refer to


    Monday, March 25, 2013 2:46 PM
  • Hello,

    Antivirus scan has been scheduled only on Saturday and it is not scanning all the days. Do i need to exclude it still?



    Monday, March 25, 2013 2:59 PM
  • It is highly recommend to do this


    Monday, March 25, 2013 3:16 PM
  • Hello,

    I can  see still Management Servers are utilizing CPU, is it something related with SCOM DB?



    Tuesday, March 26, 2013 1:51 AM
  • For what its worth I am in the same boat.

    Server has 16GB RAM and 4 CPUs.

    All 4 CPU's are pegged 100%.

    This is a brand new build of SCOM 2012 on Windows Server 2008 R2.

    I have not added any machines to it for management yet. Literally a fresh build.

    SQL,Windows, and SCOM are fully patched via Microsoft Update. No antivirus is installed on this server.

    Nothing else is installed on this server.

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 5:25 PM
  • anyone have a resolution to this, same issue here

    Warm Fuzzies!

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:25 PM
  • Anything in the Operations Manager event log? I've seen this happen when the OM log gets corrupted.

    "Fear disturbs your concentration"

    Tuesday, June 2, 2015 7:15 PM
  • Usually its powershell discoveries which do that. Check the operations manager log to see if the discoveries have any logging configured. Like start of script etc. Start the running workflows task on the computer and check if you have any problematic discoveries.
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017 8:29 PM