Wrong Value Of Swap Utilization (%) Metric On HP-UX (Doc ID 870512.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Enterprise Manager Base Platform - Version 10.2.0.4 to 11.1.0.1 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
HP-UX Itanium
Checked for relevance on Feb-18-2013

Symptoms

-- Problem Statement:
On HP-UX, the "Swap Utilization (%)" metric is including the physical memory also. The values are
similar with the ones seen with:

swapinfo -t
Kb Kb Kb PCT START/ Kb
TYPE AVAIL USED FREE USED LIMIT RESERVE PRI NAME
dev 4194304 17480 4176824 0% 0 - 1 /dev/vg00/lvol2
dev 2048000 530176 1517824 26% 0 - 0 /dev/vg00/lvswap
dev 2097152 17668 2079484 1% 0 - 1 /dev/vg00/lvswap2
reserve - 5428784 -5428784
memory 6449812 4682016 1767796 73%
total 14789268 10676124 4113144 72% - 0 -

However, the values should be similar to the ones displayed with:

swapinfo -dt
Kb Kb Kb PCT Kb
TYPE AVAIL USED FREE USED START RESERVE PRI NAME
dev 4194304 17480 4176824 0% 0 - 1 /dev/vg00/lvol2
dev 2048000 530176 1517824 26% 0 - 0 /dev/vg00/lvswap
dev 2097152 17668 2079484 1% 0 - 1 /dev/vg00/lvswap2
total 8339456 565324 7774132 7% - 0 -

(this is not containing informations about physical memory).

Cause

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