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I need to set up a sensor that shows green when an .exe is not running on a VM and then red when the .exe is launched.

Is there a good way to do this?

exe-script-sensor inverse sensor

Created on Nov 17, 2020 1:58:48 PM

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Hello Andy,

Thank you for your message.

I'm afraid that we do not have native sensor for it, excepted the WMI Process sensor. However the latter doesn't clearly monitor the status of the process.

Therefore, I recommend you to have a look at this KB article: https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/80550-monitor-windows-process-system-exe-throught-snmp

As mentioned in the article above, you can use the SNMP protocol to monitor the exe you desire. To do so, simply add a new SNMP Custom Table sensor, then enter the OID to get the list of the softwares running.

In the list displayed, select the process you want to monitor and then select the options like on the screenshot below:

SNMP Custom Table sensor

Finally, you should get the status of the service and the sensor will return an error when the process is running.

SNMP Custom Table 2

Kind regards.

Created on Nov 17, 2020 3:09:17 PM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]

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