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QRadar: Using ThreadTop to detemine QRadar process load



How to deternine what QRadar processes are using the most resources.


The system is running a little slower than usual, and you need to determine which process is taking up the most resources.

Resolving The Problem

If you need to determine which QRadar process is consuming the most resources, there is a Top like tool that specifically works with QRadar processes called theadTop. This tool monitors QRadar processes, and can give an indication of performance issues.

To initiate threadTop

  1. SSH into the QRadar Console using SSH.
  2. Type the following command:



    Processes that are over 1500 milliseconds for more than a few intervals, may be an indicator of an issues.


Where do you find more information?

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Modified date:
08 October 2019