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Monitoring CPU and memory per process linux




We may migrate from Solarwinds to PRTG, so we are experimenting, but we are a bit stuck on this:

We need to monitor linux process. So we followed this article: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/29403-monitoring-processes-in-linux but it is a long task to go on every server, configure the snmpd.conf for the process we want to monitor,...

Moreover, we don't get information as memory and CPU used by each process.

As Solarwinds is able to collect every process, and CPU/memory used for each via SNMP without any configuration on the server, is there a way to do the same with PRTG? We would be sure we are not missing something.

If it is not possible, could you advise on how we could get these information?

> List of all process (linux), with memory and CPU used for each process.

Thank you for your help,


linux monitoring process

Created on Aug 7, 2018 1:36:14 PM

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Hi Quentin,

Apart from what you've tested, already, we don't have much at hand. Perhaps using PowerShell on Linux hosts allows for better scripting approaches, since it's object oriented and you don't need to parse stuff. Get-Process will return all running processes as System.Diagnostics.Process with the corresponding attributes.

Kind regards,
Stephan Linke, Tech Support Team

Created on Aug 8, 2018 11:12:56 AM by  Stephan Linke [Paessler Support]



Hi Stephan,

Thank you, then, for the moment, we will limit the monitoring to knowing the status of process, following the standard procedure explained in post 29403.


Created on Aug 9, 2018 11:33:53 AM

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