I have just installed OES SP2 and I notice there is intermittent cpu usage spikes to 99 percent from a process owcimomd (part of OpenWBEM).

This usage pattern occured off the default install and persists even after configuring Novell Health Monitoring services. Why is this process using so much resources? Is there a way to reduce this (causing load averages to sit at a minimum of 1.00 with no other users)?

If not I guess I'll just disable OpenWBEM and health monitoring services and default to something like Nagios.