I am installing the Solarwinds Engineers Ed and wondering if I can send alerts if my Cisco Routers CPU utilization hits a certain percentage. I see plenty of alerts for interface down situations but nothing for CPU issues. Am I missing something? Does what I have support this or do I need something else?
Yes, the Network Performance Monitor within the Engineer's Edition support alerts on CPU Load.
Select Alerts->Configure Alerts from the Network Performance Monitor menu. Then click on the "New Alert" button. Select "% CPU Utilization" as the property to monitor. Then set the trigger to some value (say 85%) and the reset to some lower value. You can then add actions (email, paging, net messages, sound, text-to-speech, etc).