Monitoring using Process Statistics

How to monitor metrics using process statistics.

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Introduction

Process statistics helps monitor various metric values of a process. Multiple processes can be monitored in a single monitor. For example, CPU utilization can be monitored for a specific process.

Thresholds can be configured based on the following parameters: instances, CPU, and memory. The agent monitors how processes performa against thresholds. An alert is raised when the metric value of a process exceeds the threshold. Separate alerts are raised for instance, CPU, and memory.

To track performance of various processes (using parameters such as CPU and memory), a process statistics monitor can be added using Setup > Monitoring > Templates > Other Monitors.

After applying the template to a device, the template can be validated if it is assigned to a resource. For more information, see Validate Template.

Creating process statistics monitors

To create a process statistics monitor:

  1. From All Clients, select a client.
  2. Go to Setup > Monitoring > Templates.
  3. From TEMPLATES, click +Add. A monitor template screen appears.
  4. From MONITOR TEMPLATE, provide the details for the following parameters and click Save:
    • Select Template Scope: The partner template or client-specific template. For the client-specific template, select the client.
    • Collector Type: The application type used to gather the information. Select the agent.
    • Applicable for: The type of the application.
    • Template Name: The name of the template.
    • Description: The summary of the template.
    • Generation: The generation that the template belongs to. For example: Generation 2.
    • Tags: The user-defined tags used for enhanced filtering.
    • Prerequisites: The essential prerequisites to consider while monitoring using a template. For a Windows template, as an example, check the SQL services while monitoring SQL parameters.
    • Status: The active or end-of-life templates.
    • Notes: Additional information to add to the template.
    • Template Family Name: The category that applies to the application. Examples include: Windows server, storage server, and network server.
    • Deployment Type: Select one of the following methods to apply the template to resources:
      • Custom
      • Optional
      • Standard
  5. After configuring the template, go to Other Monitors and click +Add. The other monitors screen appears.
  6. From the options displayed in Monitor Type drop-down, select process statistics. The process statistics section appears.
  7. From Process Statistics, click Add to provide additional detailed parameters.
    Click Add and Remove to increase or decrease the following settings:
    • Frequency: The intervals used to monitor the processes. The recommendation is 15 minutes.
    • Alert: Select Alert to receive alerts in the event of any issue.
    • Apply Availability Monitor: Select the checkbox to show the availability of the monitors.
    • Priority: The priority of the alert.
    • Name: The name of the process.
    • Process: The process to monitor.
    • Warning: The comma-separated warning threshold value.
    • Critical: The comma-separated critical threshold value.
Add Process Statistics Monitor

Add Process Statistics Monitor

After adding a template with a process statistics monitor, assign the template to a device to start monitoring.

Managing process statistics monitors

You can view and modify the Process Statistics details added to a template. Perform the following actions to manage the process statistics monitor:

  • Edit: Click the template name displayed in the TEMPLATES screen to modify the process statistics monitor details.
  • View: You can view the monitor details in the TEMPLATES screen. Click the arrow beside the Template Name to view the process statistics monitor added to the current template.

Process statistics details can be viewed and modified when added to a template. Perform the following actions to manage the process statistics monitor:

  • Edit: Click the template name displayed on the templates screen to modify the monitor details.
  • View: View the monitor details in the templates screen. Click the arrow next to the template name to view the process statistics monitor added to the current template.
Manage Process Statistics Monitor

Manage Process Statistics Monitor

Collecting data

The collected metrics can be viewed with the name: Process Statistics in Infrastructure > Resources > Device Details > Monitors > Monitors.

Validating templates

The graphical data is displayed for each name configured in the process statistics monitor. Monitor graphs can be viewed under Infrastructure > Resources > Device Details > Metrics. Only one graph is displayed for all configured names in an individual monitor.

Validate Template

Validate Template

Process statistics alerts

Only critical alerts are sent while monitoring processes and can be viewed in the Alert browser. Examine the alert subject to verify process alert details.

Process Statistics Alerts

Process Statistics Alerts