How to configure process monitoring for windows in Portal?

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    PRODUCT:

    BMC Performance Manager Express for Servers


    APPLIES TO:

    BMC Performance Manager Express for Servers



    QUESTION:

    How to configure process monitoring for windows in Portal?


    ANSWER:

     

       

    To monitor a process

       

    From the Configure tab when creating an element:

       
        
    1. Choose Windows Process under the Processes and Services category on the Available Application Classes page.
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    3. Use the drop-down menu to perform one of the following actions:      
            
      • Choose Discover to pick from a list of available processes with arguments and owners to monitor on the remote host. You can filter the list by process name, arguments, or owner. Specifying process arguments is not supported on Windows 2000.

        Use this option when you do not know the exact processes that you want to monitor. For example, you may want to monitor a process started with specific arguments, but you do not remember what those arguments are.
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      • Choose the number of processes that you want to monitor.
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    5. Click Next.
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    7. If you chose the number of processes that you want to monitor, the instructions continue with Monitoring a specific number of processes.
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    9. If you chose Discover, enter the properties listed on the Discovery Properties page:      
            
      • Credentials-Either specify a user name and password or select the shared credentials.

        Note: All Process instances for an element must use the same set of credentials.        
                
        • User Name-Specify a valid user name for the server.
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        • Password-Enter the password for the specified user name.
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        • Credentials-(optional) If available, select from the drop-down menu.

          For more information, see Adding Shared Credentials.
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      • Host Name/IP Address-Contains the host name or IP address that you specified when creating the element to monitor.
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      • Process Name Filter-(optional) Specify a process name using a JAVA regular expression to match. Leave blank to indicate any process name. Leave the filter inputs blank to get a list of all processes running on the system. Use this list to pick specific processes to monitor.
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      • Process Arguments Filter-(optional) Specify the arguments (or a JAVA regular expression to match the arguments) used to start a process that you want to monitor. Leave this field blank to return a list of processes with any arguments. (Not supported on Windows 2000.)
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      • Process User Filter-(optional) Specify the user ID (or a JAVA regular expression to match to match a user ID) that owns a process that you want to monitor. Leave this field blank to return a list of processes with any owner.

        Examples:
         

                                                                                                                                                        
        Returns all processes that start with "notepad" regardless of userProcess Name Filter = notepad.*
        Process User Filter = empty string
        Returns all processes that that are owned by a user name that contains "ADMIN"Process Name Filter = empty string
        Process User Filter = .*ADMIN.*
        Returns all processes that have "/user" as a command-line argumentProcess Name Filter = empty string
        Process Argume nts Filter = .*/user.*
        Process User Filter = empty string
        Note: The Window Process application class does not monitor the System Idle Process, even when specified as the Process Name.
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    11. Click Next.

      The Application Discovery - Progress page opens. Process discovery begins and may take a few minutes to complete.      
            
      • If you specify an invalid regular expression, the following error message appears, "Process discovery failed on host hostname: Dangling meta character string."
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      • If you specify a regular expression that does not match any processes, the following error message appears, "No instance discovered for UTD application windows_process_utd."
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    13. When discovery completes, click Next.

      A list of processes appears in a table.
      Note: If more than one process has the same name, arguments, and user, only the process with the longest elapsed time is displayed in the list.
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    15. Click the check box for each process that you want to monitor and click Next.

      The Properties and Credentials page opens.
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    17. Enter the properties for the processes that you want to monitor as described in Windows Process configuration inputs and options. The process related fields were filled in by the choices you made during process discovery, but you must specify credentials for each process.
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    19. Click Next to customize any parameter thresholds.
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    21. Click Finish.
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    23. Click Done.
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    Article Number:

    000031158


    Article Type:

    FAQ/Procedural



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