Use the Real-Time Process Explorer

Different information is displayed in the RTPE depending on which protocol you use to monitor a node. The table below shows the differences in the information gathered based on the protocol used.

Monitor Process WMI SNMP Orion Agent for Linux

Name

Yes

Yes

Yes

Process ID

Yes

Yes

Yes

Assigned Application

Yes

Yes

Yes

CPU usage

Yes

Yes

Yes

Physical Memory

Yes

Yes

Yes

Virtual Memory

Yes

No

Yes

Disk I/O

Yes

No

Yes

User Name

Yes

No

Yes

Command Line

Yes*

Yes*

Yes*

Polling interval

Five seconds

Up to two minutes

 

Windows servers update their SNMP statistics every two minutes. It takes two updates to these statistics to provide an accurate calculation. Data displayed in the RTPE via SNMP can take up to four minutes to display.

* Information on certain processes may not be exposed which can result in certain rows being blank.

By default, all available columns, with the exception of the User Name and Command Line, are shown for the top ten running processes. Each column can be sorted, added, or removed by clicking the column head and then clicking the drop down arrow.

Show all running processes

Click Show All in the bottom-left of the window.

Show a set number of running processes

Change the number in the text box next to the Show All button

Pause polling

If available, click Pause Polling in the top-left of the window.

End processes

Check the boxes next to the processes you want to end and then click End Process. This option is only available when the RTPE is using a WMI connection.

Start polling

Click Start Polling in the top-left of the window.

For Windows-based nodes, change the credentials by clicking the Use Different Credentials button to bring up the credential library dialog box.

Clicking Refresh will re-poll the running processes.