When you install the Infrastructure Management Server, several out-of-the-box processes are created and monitored by default. These processes include the Apache server, the database installed, the monitors corresponding to the operating system, and so on. This type of default monitoring is called self-monitoring.
When you upgrade to a later version of Infrastructure Management Server, these monitors continue to exist. However, if you have deleted these monitors in the earlier version, they are not recreated.
The following is a list of self-monitored processes:
If you have changed the database configuration by using the
pw dbconfig set command, then ensure that you use the new credentials to edit the database related self-monitoring processes such as Sybase Query, Oracle Query, Sybase Intelliscope, and Oracle Intelliscope.
You can monitor the health of the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server by observing and analyzing the graphs associated with each of the self-monitored processes. For more information about the Show Graph option and creating customized graphs, see Customizing graphs in the operator console.
Thresholds facilitate in monitoring the health of the BMC TrueSight Infrastructure Management Server. Out-of-the-box threshold values are set for the self-monitored processes.
The following table contains examples of the monitored attributes to which the threshold settings apply and the corresponding monitor types on a device running on the Microsoft Windows operating system:
Agent Status, Sybase ASA Intelliscope, Sybase Query, Web URL, Windows Process
Sybase ASA Intelliscope
Total Response Time
Total CPU Utilization
User CPU Utilization
System CPU Utilization
Swap Space used
For more information about thresholds, see Understanding event thresholds on operator console.