Most Cisco devices whether router or switch have one CPU. However some of the chassis's (not all) like the 6500s and 7600s have an RP and SP and both are responsible for different things and one CPU is as important as the other.
If we could monitor those out the box with NPM that would be awesome, as it sits now without custom pollers we can only see the RP.
Good feedback. I will append you to the enhancement request.
So you would just like to see those two gauges on a single node details page correct?
I have created a custom poller that gives two graphs for the RP and SP processors as we tripped up a couple of times with the RP was hitting 50% and the SP was around 10% and the graph was only showing 30%.
This is no different to the multi core CPU in servers the graph is only an avg. of all processors so is not useful at all.
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