MonitoringHost.exe is consuming high CPU in 2008R2 server

asked 2021-05-04T23:04:24.73+00:00
Shiva Ravichandran 41 Reputation points

We have server in PIN secured network and we're monitoring that through the SCOM Gate server, Suddenly the monitored server thrown the alert for High CPU Utilization and it cause of SCOM's Monitoringhost.exe

Help here please....

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  1. answered 2021-05-05T01:48:09.007+00:00
    Crystal-MSFT 19,331 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    @Shiva Ravichandran , From your description, I know the MonitoringHost.exe consumes high CPU on SCOM Gateway server with Windows Server 2008 R2 Version. If there's any misunderstanding, please let us know.

    For windows server 2008 R2, there's some known issue with CPU. we can see if it met our situation:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/operations-manager-agents-consume-100-percent-of-cpu-resources-for-the-monitoringhost-exe-process-a0523d63-aead-a4cf-0a29-387b7147ed49
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/the-monitoringhost-exe-process-may-consume-all-the-cpu-resources-when-a-large-amount-of-performance-data-is-created-by-using-a-managed-data-source-module-in-system-center-operations-manager-2007-02b514c3-9c69-a2ab-d03c-63f4d177c4a3

    However, if it is not, could you collect the following information to clarify?

    1. Could you let us know the SCOM version?
    2. When did this issue happen? Have we changed anything before the issue occurring? Have we imported any new MPs?
    3. Check the Operations Manager event log during the high CPU time to see if there's any finding.

    Meanwhile, we suggest to install all the latest hotfixes for the Windows 2008 R2 server and clear cache to see if it can help.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/system-center/scom/manage-clear-healthservice-cache?view=sc-om-2019

    If there's any update, feel free to let us know.


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  2. answered 2021-05-05T05:40:43.55+00:00
    System Center guy 676 Reputation points

    As pre Crystal mention, there is a known issue in early version of SCOM. As a result, please update the latest CU for your SCOM environment and also apply latest update on windows environment. Moreover, i want to know more detail information for this

    1. what is the version of SCOM
    2. any error log in event log
    3. on agent machine
      Stop Microsoft monitoring agent service
      Remove the folder %systemdrive\Program Files\Microsoft Monitoring Agent\Agent\Health Service State
      Restart Microsoft Monitoring agent service

    Roger