Intel ME(Management Engine) provides support for Compute Usage Per Second (CUPS) functionality for monitoring real-time performance index of CPU, Memory and I/O. It obtains utilization information of these platform resources by querying the data from a set of dedicated counters provided by the CPU and chipset.These operations are independent of OS and do not consume CPU resources. Using this functionality of Intel ME, a user can monitor real-time and historical utilization information through iDRAC interfaces.

This whitepaper aims at providing detailed information about OOB performance monitoring for CPU, Memory, I/O and System utilization using RACADM, WS-Man and Web GUI Interfaces.