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Checking a process doesn't exist



Overnight I have a process on a server which does an integrity check of a database. I want to create a check during business hours that alarms and notifys if the process is running.

However when I've tried to do this the sensor alarms because it cannot find the process. It'll be good to have a check box which can reverse the alarm condition.

In the mean time are there any ideas on how I can get around this?


alarm notification wmi-process-sensor

Created on Jun 6, 2013 9:56:36 AM

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We're sorry, but there is no plan to add a "reverse function" for this sensor, we can offer a possible way how monitor this, though.

  1. Add the process sensor, like you did before and then remember its sensor id. Let take 123456 as sensor id for our example.
  2. Add an additional factory sensor.

In the factory sensor, you use the following settings:

Channel Definition:


Error Handling: Use Custom Formula Status Definition:

NOT Status(123456)

Now you can add you notification on the factory sensor.

The only down side is that you will always have one red sensor in your overview(You can acknowledge it, to show it is not a real alarm).

Created on Jun 6, 2013 5:07:28 PM by  Johannes Herrmann [Paessler Support] (1,360) 2 2

Last change on Jun 6, 2013 5:08:35 PM by  Johannes Herrmann [Paessler Support] (1,360) 2 2

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