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High CPU usage by freshly installed Pega 7.1.8 application



A freshly installed Pega 7.1.8 application has higher CPU usage than expected. Average CPU usage levels are about 35% on the server with no users attached.

Error Messages

Not Applicable

Steps to Reproduce

Notice the CPU usage by freshly installed Pega 7.1.8 application.

Root Cause

The root cause of this problem is a defect in Pegasystems’ code or rules.


Perform the following local change: 

Disable Pega Descision Strategy Manager DNode functionality by setting the following Dynamic System Setting to "false":  prconfig/initservices/dnode/default

Published May 25, 2016 - Updated October 8, 2020

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