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 uses WMI and Unix systems uses CLI to monitor the processes that are running on the system.


Here are the steps for configuring Process Monitors:

  1. Go to the device snapshot page.
  2. Make sure you have associated the WMI/CLI Credentials to the device.
  3. From the Monitors tab, click on Process Monitors.
  4. Click on the relevant link on Process Monitors column on the right and select the required processes to be monitored.
  5. Click OK to associate the monitors to the device.

Configure Thresholds for Process Monitors


You can set resource thresholds for the Process Monitors. 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 notifies 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 also view the process diagnostics against a system resource.

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