Pre-work for Performance ManagementUpgrade
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Pre-work for Performance ManagementUpgrade


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CA Infrastructure Management CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps


We ran the ./ -p in our Performance Management Lab as a pre-work for an upgrade

We want to clarify the following message.

CPU Frequency Scaling Disabled ..........................................[FAIL]


Release : 3.7

Component : IM Reporting / Admin / Configuration


The installer allows CPU frequency scaling to be enabled when the cpufreq scaling governor is set to performance. If the cpu scaling governor is set to on-demand, and ignore_nice_load is 1 (true), then the installer fails with the error S0140. If the cpu scaling governor is set to on-demand and ignore_nice_load is 0 (false), then the installer warns with the identifier S0141.

CPU frequency scaling is a hardware and software feature that helps computers conserve energy by slowing the processor when the system load is low, and speeding it up again when the system load increases. This feature can impact system performance, since raising the CPU frequency in response to higher system load does not occur instantly. Always disable this feature on the Vertica database hosts to prevent it from interfering with performance.


You disable CPU scaling in your host's system BIOS. There may be multiple settings in your host's BIOS that you need to adjust in order to completely disable CPU frequency scaling. Consult your host hardware's documentation for details on entering the system BIOS and disabling CPU frequency scaling.

If you cannot disable CPU scaling through the system BIOS, you can limit the impact of CPU scaling by disabling the scaling through the Linux kernel or setting the CPU frequency governor to always run the CPU at full speed.

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