This check is intended for monitoring the state of processes on a Windows platform. This check works
with both local and remote hosts. You can monitor processes using three methods:
These methods allow you to smartly control monitoring the process in the way most convenient for you.
Note that the computer address you specify on the General page of the check properties is very important.
The existence of the process will be checked exactly on the computer you specify on the General page.
- Identifying the process by its image file name. Image file name is the name of the executable
file which spawns the process
- Identifying the process by its PID (Process IDentifier).
- Identifying the process by both its image file name and its PID
The combination of checking by the process ID and/or the process image name can be very useful. For
example, you can check when Quake3 was run on some remote PC at working time. Also, you can
monitor some crucial process on your servers on your Intranet network, etc.
Successful - The process specified by check criteria was located at the computer you specified.
Failed - The process specified in the check properties is detected on the specified computer.
Besides the standard properties, you should specify the following parameters for this check:
- Process image name - The name of the process image that should be monitored.
- Process ID - Windows process identifier.
- Check process by - You can select the type of monitoring
from the following options: monitor process only by its image name, only by its process id or by both.
See the picture below.