CA Policy and Configuration Manager's CPU Usage

Document ID : KB000054626
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Description:

This document explains how much CPU PCM utilizes.

Solution:

By default, the Policy and Configuration Manager Agent on Windows runs with "screen saver priority"; and on UNIX, with "nice level =8".

So the process only takes up all the CPU when available while pre-empting cooperatively. While a system is being analyzed, PCM will consume as much CPU as is available, but typically the audit is completed in a timely manner.