Process Monitoring

Monitor can be configured to monitor processes on remote machines, provided that an agent program is installed and running on the hosts to be monitored.

Once this has been configured, processes can be viewed and managed on the remote hosts. The Processes option shows a summary of processes that are reported for all machines which have monitor agents running. There are two viewing options: Summary and Details

Summary

The Summary viewing option shows a summary of processes that are reported for all machines that have monitor agents running.


Figure 1.
User
The user currently logged in and using the machine.
# Process
The number of processes running by the user.
RSS (MB) Max
The maximum amount of non-swapped physical memory the process used in MB.
RSS (MB) Total
The total amount of non-swapped physical memory the process used in MB.
User Time Max
The maximum time spent by processes running as that user.
User Time Total
The total time by processes running as that user.
System Time Max
The maximum time spent by the OS on behalf of a user.
System Time Total
The total time spent by the OS on behalf of a user.
Start Oldest
How long ago the oldest process was started.
Info Age
The age of the information viewed (last updated).

Details

The Details viewing option shows a snapshot captured at approximately the same time on all monitored hosts. To refresh the data, use the Update button at the bottom right of the page. In most cases, the update will be finished in less than 20 seconds, but if hosts are extremely busy, it may take longer. The jobs that gather the process information are automatically killed if they run for longer than 20 seconds. Clicking on a single process ID filters the process list down to the specific process chosen, and displays all its children and its parent process, if applicable.