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Is there a way to monitor processes and the CPU usage or disk I/O for each?



I would like to monitor several processes on each of my servers and the CPU usage and disk in/out of these processes. Is there an easy way to do this?

cpu-load disk-io monitor processes

Created on Sep 15, 2010 7:19:39 PM

Last change on Sep 16, 2010 2:36:50 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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For Windows systems, you can try monitoring this with a custom WMI sensor. For a list of suitable fields, please see the process class documentation at Microsoft MSDN:


For example, you could set up a WMI Custom sensor in PRTG, using the following WQL request:

SELECT PercentProcessorTime FROM Win32_PerfRawData_PerfProc_Process WHERE Name='%PH1'

In the sensor's settings, enter the name of the process you want to monitor in the PH1 field. Create a sensor for every process you want to monitor.

Created on Sep 16, 2010 2:35:00 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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