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How can i monitor cpu usage of a process ?



We use the latest Version of PRTG. The former admin have left the company and i am an absolute beginnert at PRTG. At one server we have an process called irisservice.exe which uses sometimes over 90 % of CPU. The irisservice.exe alwasy appears in the processlist. We have at this server an second process called madue.exe which uses every 5 Minutes over 90 % of CPU. This process appears not always at the process list.

I want to create two sensors (for each process) where i can monitor the process. I want to get an message if the prosesses use over 90 %. Thanks for your Help.


cpu-load process usage

Created on Feb 11, 2011 11:27:49 AM

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Create a "WMI process" sensor. You must supply the EXE filename (including .exe), then PRTG will monitor the process including CPU load.

Created on Feb 11, 2011 11:35:19 AM by  Dirk Paessler [Founder Paessler AG] (11,025) 3 6



The Problem ist not to create the sensor, but to get a message if the process i more than 90 %. How can i get a message, if the process is more than 90 % ?

Is it possible to create a WMI process sensor, if the process is not always in the process list ?

Created on Feb 15, 2011 7:45:32 AM



Please simply use the Error/Warning-Limits if you want to alarm/send out a notification message if the process used more than 90% CPU.

Please also see How can I monitor the memory usage of Windows Processes without alarms?

Created on Feb 15, 2011 1:15:55 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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