I have notice a couple of common questions in newsgroups and forums this week.
Rule that will alert you if process X use more that Y % Processor Time
In this example I will montor if iexplorer (Internet Explorer) takes more that 1 % processor time. Maybe not a very common scenario, but it will work to show you how to setup this for other processes and thresholds.
First we need to create a new provider to collect the performance counter, and then an alert that will compare performance data and generates an alert.
- Create a new provider in MOM 2005 Administrator Console
Object: Process (use “advanced” to enable this dropdown menu)
Counter %Processor Time
Instance: iexplorer (you might need to start that process before it shows up in the list)
- Create a new performance rule to compare performance data (threshold
Schedule: Always process data
Criteria: Leave default values
Threshold: “Match when the threshold meet the following condition:” “greater than the following value: 1”
Alert: Generate alert
Alert suppression: Leave default settings
Knowledge Base: Optional
General: Input a name and verify that the rule is enabled
That should do it. Note that it can take a couple of minutes before the new rule is active.
How do I see all members of a computer group?
- Start Operator Console
- Click public views
- Click computer groups
- Right-click a computer group and choose view -> computers