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You can use the Add New Process dialog box to add new processes to the list of monitored processes, and to specify process-monitoring options. If you selected an existing process in the Manage List of Monitored Processes dialog box, selected the Add New Process radio button, then clicked OK, the Add New Process dialog box appears.

Item

Description

Process Instance Label

Type a name for the monitored process instance icon in this field. You can specify a label of a maximum of 100 characters.

Monitored Process String

Type the command or unique command string for the process that is being monitored.

PATROL monitors all processes that match the string you type in this field. When you enter text in this field, you may end up monitoring multiple processes. For example, if you type vi in this field, PATROL will monitor processes named vi, view, and previous.

Minimum Count

Use the spinner buttons, or type a value in this field to set the minimum number of process instances that may be running on the local computer or in the host group.

Maximum Count

Use the spinner buttons, or type a value in this field to set the maximum number of process instances that may be running on the local computer or in the host group.

The value in the Maximum Count field must be equal to or greater than the value in the Minimum Count field.

Acceptable Process Owners

Type the user IDs of all acceptable process owners in this field. Separate multiple user IDs with spaces.

Use Process Owners for Filtering

Select this check box to filter a monitored process by process owners.

Because the process filtering for the processes is based on owners, the owner of the processes is always a subset of the provided owner set. Thereby, the ProcessOwnerCheck parameter is deactivated when the Use Process Owners for Filtering check box is selected.

Parent Process ID Must Be 1

From the drop list, select one of the following options:

 Yes - indicates that the parent process ID (PPID) for the process must be 1. (Processes with a PPID of 1 are owned by init).
No – indicates that the parent process ID can be a number other than 1.

Restart Automatically

From the drop list, select one of the following options:

Yes - indicates that the process will be restarted automatically if PATROL detects it has stopped.

If you select this option, the PATROL for Linux will attempt to restart the process when it detects that the process instance count has fallen below the specified minimum threshold. The KM uses the value in the Command Execution Attempts field to determine how many times it will try to restart a process. Note:To restart a process automatically, must provide a start command and a command execution account user name and password in the appropriate fields on this dialog box.
 
No – indicates that the process must be restarted manually if it stops.

Command Execution Attempts

Type a value in this field to set the number of times the host will attempt to run a Start Process or Stop Process command before it stops trying to run the command.

The value that you enter in this field must be a 1 or greater.

Start Command

Type the command string that will start the process instance.

You must specify a command execution user account and password if you want to use the Start command.

Stop Command

Type the command string that will stop the process instance.

You must specify a command execution user account and password if you want to use the Stop command.

Command Execution User Name

Type the user ID under which the command will be executed.

You must specify a command execution user account and password if you want to use the Start and Stop commands.

Command Execution Password

Type the password for the user ID under which the command will be executed.

  1. You can leave this field blank; the KM will accept a null password.
  2. You must specify a command execution user account and password if you want to use the Start and Stop commands.

Alert Delay Count

Type a value in this field to set the number of collection intervals that this host will defer an alert while it waits for the process count to be reestablished across the host or group.
Delaying the initial alert allows the system to rectify a situation without generating an event to notify you that there is a problem.

Alert State

From the drop list select a state change for the following parameters when the Action Deferral Count reaches zero and the process count across the range is out of range:

Process Count Check (ProcessCountCheck)

Process Ownership Check (ProcessOwnerCheck)

Parent PID is 1 (ProcessParentPID1)

Blackout Period

You have the option of setting a blackout period during which you do not want to monitor the selected process. To set the blackout period:
In the Start drop boxes, enter the time (in 24-hour clock format) to begin the blackout period in hours (first drop list) and minutes (second drop list).
In the End drop boxes, enter the time that you want the blackout period to end in hours (first drop list) and minutes (second drop list).
For example, if you wanted the blackout period to occur between 11:00 PM and 5:00 AM, in the Start fields you would enter 23 and 00. In the End fields you would enter 03 and 00.

OK

Click this button to execute the action that you selected in the Actions group box.

Cancel

Click this button to close the dialog box without saving any of your changes.

Related topic

Modifying the Configuration of a Monitored Process

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