Windows Process (NT_PROCESS)
This application class monitors processes. Icon instances of the NT_PROCESS application appear under the icon labeled Processes (NT_PROCESS_CONTAINER application) and under the NT_PROCESS_GROUP application instances.
Before monitoring the processes, you must specify the processes that you want to monitor using the procedure described in Configuring Manual Process Monitoring and Configuring Automatic Process Monitoring. For information about creating a group of processes to monitor, see Configuring a process group .
The Windows Process monitor type in BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management is referred as the NT_PROCESS application class in BMC PATROL.
Application class or Monitor type details
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Monitor types in the TrueSight console and Central Monitoring Administration are known as application classes in the PATROL consoles.
Attributes in Central Monitoring Administration are known as parameters in the PATROL consoles.
Parameter Reference Database (PRD)
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The following attributes are available for this monitor type:
|Name||Description||Unit||Default Performance Key Indicator (KPI)|
Number of processes monitored (PROCCount)
|Displays the number of running instances of a process.||#||No|
|Handle Count (PROCHandleCount)||Displays the number of handles associated with a process.||Handles||No|
|IO Data Bytes Per Second (PROCIODataBytesPerSec)||Displays the rate that the process is issuing bytes to I/O operations, including file, network, and device I/O operations. I/O operations that involve control operations are not included.||Bytes/Sec||No|
|IO Read Bytes Per Second (PROCIOReadBytesPerSec)||Displays the rate that the process is issuing read bytes from I/O operations, including file, network, and device I/O operations.||Bytes/Sec||No|
|IO Read Operations Per Second (PROCIOReadOpersPerSec)||Displays the rate that the process is issuing read I/O operations, including file, network, and device I/O operations.||Operations/second||No|
|IO Write Bytes Per Second (PROCIOWriteBytesPerSec)||Displays the rate that the process is writing bytes to I/O operations, including file, network, and device I/O operations.||Bytes/second||No|
IO Write Operations Per Second (PROCIOWriteOpersPerSec)
|Displays the rate that the process is issuing write I/O operations, including file, network, and device I/O operations.||Operations/Sec||No|
|Process Owner Check (PROCOwnerCheck)||Checks the process owner. This parameter goes into an alarm state if the process owner is a user other than the acceptable owners. The annotation displays the name of the user who is not the acceptable owner.|
|Page Faults Per Second (PROCPageFaultsPerSec)||Displays the number of page faults per second by the threads executing in this process. A page fault occurs when a thread refers to a virtual memory page that is not in its working set in main memory.||1/sec||No|
|Page File Bytes (PROCPageFileBytes)||Displays the current number of bytes this process has used in the paging file.||KB||No|
|User Time (PROCUserTimePercent)||Displays the percentage of elapsed time that this process's threads have spent executing code in user mode.||%||No|
|Indicates if the process id has changed since the last collection cycle (PROCPidChange)|
Indicates whether the process ID is changed between two collection cycles.
This parameter can have the following values:
Private Memory (PROCPrivateBytes)
|Monitors the private bytes used by each monitored process.||KB||No|
|Privileged Time (PROCPrivTimePercent)||Displays the percentage of elapsed time that this process's threads have spent executing code in privileged mode.||%||No|
|Processor Time (PROCProcessorTimePercent)|
Displays the percentage of elapsed time the selected process used the processor to execute instructions. Use this parameter to learn the distribution of processor time between processes.
This parameter contains a recovery action that automatically attempts to kill a process when PROCProcessorTimePercent is in alarm for a specified amount of time.
If this parameter is consistently at or near 100 percent, the processor may be the bottleneck. However, if a memory bottleneck exists, the increased paging activity may be taxing the processor and masking what is primarily a memory bottleneck instead of a processor bottleneck. Refer to the following parameter topics to help identify memory bottlenecks:
|Process Status (PROCStatus)||Displays the status of the associated process.|
|Thread Count (PROCThreadCount)||Displays the number of threads currently active in this process.||Threads||No|
|Virtual Bytes (PROCVirtualBytes)||Monitors the virtual bytes used by each monitored process.||KB||No|
Working Set (PROCWorkingSet)
|Displays the current number of bytes in the working set of this process. The working set is the set of memory pages touched recently by the threads in the process.||KB||Yes|
|IO Data Operations Per Second (PROCIODataOpersPerSec)||Displays the rate that the process is issuing read and write I/O operations, including file, network, and device I/O operations.||Operations/second||No|
|Processes Details (PROCDetails)|
Displays the details of running instances of process being monitored, such as:
|Process Count Check (PROCCountCheck)||Checks the number of running instances of a process and goes into a warning state if the number of instances is not within the defined threshold.|
|Virtual Bytes MB (PROCVirtualBytesMB)||Monitors the virtual bytes used by each monitored process in MB.||MB||No|