Configuring Windows Processes
This topic provides information about configuring processes.
Process configuration video
Click to view a short video (4:32) of how to configure processes for monitoring.
On the Add Monitoring Configuration window, set the following preferences:
|Microsoft Windows Servers|
Provide the following details:
List of Processes
Click the Add button to configure the process manually.
|Configure Process Monitoring|
Specify a label to identify a group of processes. The input that you specify must match the regular expression pattern, '^[0-9a-zA-Z_]+$'.
Specify a name or a regular expression pattern that matches the names of processes that must be monitored. Enter only the process name without extension.
Example: If the process name is Notepad, enter Notepad. Do not enter Notepad.exe.
|Use Regular Expression for Process Name||Select this check box if you want to monitor all the processes that contain the process name specified.|
Specify the command line arguments for the processes that you want to monitor.
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
|Use Regular Expression for Process Argument||Select this check box to enter process command line arguments using regular expression pattern.|
|Minimum Count||Specify a value so that an alarm is raised if the process count drops under this value.|
|Maximum Count||Specify a value so that an alarm is raised if the process count rises above this value.|
|Acceptable Process Owner||Specify a name or regular expression pattern that matches the name of the acceptable process owner.|
|Use Process Owners for Filtering||Select this check box if you want to filter processes based on the process owners.|
|Generate alarm on Process stop||Select this check box to generate an alarm when the process stops.|
|Generate alarm on Process start||Select this check box to generate an alarm when the process starts.|
||Enter the command that would be used to restart a stopped process.|
|Time to terminate runaway Process
||Enter the time for which a process is retained and not terminated when the CPU usage for the process exceeds the defined maximum CPU threshold. After the specified time, the process is terminated. The time that you enter must match the following regular expression pattern -
|Automatic Process Monitoring|
|CPU Threshold in %||Specify the CPU threshold (in %) for automatic process monitoring. The value that you enter must match the following regular expression pattern -
By default, this value is set to 90.
|Time Duration in secs||Specify the time limit (in seconds) to start the automatic process monitoring. The input that you specify must match the regular expression pattern, '^[0-9]+$'. By default, this value is set to 300.|