Free Process Traffic Monitor Tool – Documents
ManageEngine Process Traffic Monitor is a powerful, Windows-based tool that monitors the traffic of all the port-occupying processes. It has an elegant Graphical User Interface that helps in viewing the incoming and outgoing traffic usage (of the machine / server / individual interfaces ) graphically. The tool lists all the port occupying processes in the given machine and also provides useful performance metrics of the processes concerned.
This tool actively monitors all data transmissions of the given machine. It calculates the traffic generated by each process by mapping the traffic of the port being used by that process. By logically grouping relevant information, the tool provides traffic usage and process details, as two different tabs to the user. The tabs are a) Interface Traffic b) Process Traffic respectively.
This tab lists all the active interfaces of the given machine. Based on user selection it displays the traffic usage of the selected interface or overall traffic usage of machine, graphically. By default it displays the overall system traffic usage. Here user can configure threshold limit for the traffic usage which will ease checking whether traffic usage is under control or not.
Here you can configure the traffic usage threshold and time interval for updating the graph.
For configuring the above parameters, follow the steps below,
If any interface goes down while graph plot for the same is in progress, tool will proceed with plotting traffic usage for the lexicographically next interface in the list with message stating that the interface has went down.
If any interface comes up while tool is running, it will be updated on click of the start button (ie) if any interface comes up, to update the same, click Stop and then Start.
This tab lists all the port occupying process details in the given machine with few important performance metrics like CPU Usage, Memory Usage, thread count and few useful information like process name, process ID, port number, protocol, user name etc, in tabular form. Most importantly it shows the incoming & out going traffic generated by each and every process. Also user is allowed to choose a list of columns that he/she is interested to display from the list of parameters being monitored and configure threshold for incoming and outgoing traffic usage by individual processes.
By default this tab displays the following parameters
User can add his/her choice of columns to display from the list of parameters being monitored using Column Chooser. Additional parameters available are as follows,
User can double-click on any process/row to view the details of process in separate window.
User can configure Max threshold for Sent and Received rate of a process and also can modify the Refresh Interval (i.e) time interval to fetch the details of process and it's traffic usage.
All the processes exceeding the threshold for Sent Rate will be marked with Orange color and all the processes exceeding the threshold for Received Rate will be marked as Red to indicate that the process exceeds threshold.
Users can terminate the process which is not required anymore by selecting the same by clicking the End Process button. If termination is success, status message will be shown that the process has been terminated, otherwise pop-up will be triggered with detailed error message.
Whenever tool is minimised, it minimises to the System Tray and if traffic exceeds the limit it pops up a message that the threshold has exceeded the limit.