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How does CDM identify which are the top processes contributing to high CPU utilization

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Article ID: 106960

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM) NIMSOFT PROBES

Issue/Introduction

What exact command does the CDM probe use to see which is the "top process"

Example of alarm where this value is shown:
"CPU(Total) usage is now 95.61%, which exceeds the 95% monitoring threshold - top processes: [sqlservr.exe[1424]-(96.83%)"

Environment

Release:
Component: UIMCDM

Resolution

The methods the CDM probe uses for retrieving the top processes are the following:

• Unix and Linux: cdm uses the command: ps
• Windows: cdm uses Windows API's to fetch the processes list and their utilization