Monitoring Processes on Windows/Unix Servers & Desktops

OpManager provides out-of-the-box support for monitoring the availability of all the processes running on a Windows or Unix system. Windows systems use WMI and Unix systems use CLI to monitor the processes that are running on a system. We also support SNMP in the Server/ Desktop and Domain Controller categories.

Here are the steps for configuring a Process Monitor:

  1. Go to the device snapshot page.
  2. Ensure that you have associated the SNMP/WMI/CLI Credentials to the device.
  3. Click Monitors → Process Monitors.
  4. Click Add Monitor, select the required Process Monitors and click Add at the bottom of the page to get these monitors associated to the device.

Note: The polling interval cannot be set at single monitor level. This value is same as the polling interval of the device.

Configure Thresholds for Process Monitors

You can set resource thresholds for the Process Monitor. Once a resource (CPU/memory) utilization by a process exceeds the configured threshold, an alert is triggered.

  1. Click the Edit icon against the process name.
  2. Configure the threshold values for CPU and Memory resources.
  3. Configure the number of times you would like to allow threshold violation before being notified. For instance, if you configure the value as 3, OpManager will notify you if the resource threshold is violated 3 consecutive times.
  4. Configure the number of the process instances, exceeding which you would like to be notified. For instance, if you would like to be notified if the number of Apache.exe instances on the monitored device exceeds 3, configure the value here as 3 and save the changes.

Alerts are fired based on the above settings.

You can also view active processes on a device and process diagnostics against a system resource. We currently support active processes for SNMP/WMI/CLI protocols.