solaris 10 constant activity
Posted on 2013-05-18
I have a sun blade 2500 machine running Solaris 10. recently I have noticed that there is always about 25 to 30 % of cpu activity and disk access. This was not the case before for sure for years.
I ran top and see that snmpd process always using about 25-30% of cpu and its status changes between sleep/run/cpu1.
The change that I did recently (and I noticed this issue after) was changing a hard drive on the machine. The hard drive had data only and OS hard drive did not change.
Every thing seems to be working fine, however, this change bothers me and I don't know if some set up went incorrect since I did not used to see this before.
What is the use of snmpd? What happens if I become root and kill this process?
This constant activity on machine is becoming annoying. Any idea how to stop this activity as I am sure it was not there before.