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CPU Monitor Template

The CPU Monitor Template enables you trigger alerts when either a Windows host's or a Docker container's CPU load exceeds a trigger threshold. This template is typically used by systems administrators that want to be notified when CPU load exceeds a threshold. When monitoring Windows hosts, the CPU Monitor Template uses WMI to query the CPU load. When monitoring Docker Containers, the CPU Monitor Template uses the Docker Engine REST API to query CPU load.

Information This template can be configured as an Agent-Based Template.
For more information see: Agent Server

How to configure the CPU Monitor Template:

  • From the Menu Bar, select File | New. The Create New Object View displays.
  • From the Create New Object View, expand Templates | Windows Monitors then select CPU Monitor. The New Template Properties View displays.
  • The Template Properties view contains 4 tabs.

The Options Tab

  • Use the Host drop-down to select either the Windows host or Docker endpoint you would like to monitor.
    Information Once selected, the host is automatically assigned to this template.
  • Use the Warning trigger and Critical trigger controls to set the load trigger thresholds.
  • Use the Include extra monitor details in actions check box to include the CPU detail in actions.
  • Use the Include process detail in actions check box to include CPU load for the top 10 most consuming processes in actions.
  • Click the Test button to verify the template is configured property and the monitor executes as expected.
  • Finally, select the General Tab, then click the click the Auto-Generate Name Auto-Generate Name Button button to auto-generate a name based on the configured settings.

How to view CPU load in real-time:

  • From the Explorer View, expand the root Hosts node then navigate through the tree to find the target host to review then expand.
  • Find the CPU Monitor template then right click and select Explore. The Monitor Detail View displays.
  • From the Monitor Detail View, select the Real-Time tab. Once displayed, the view automatically scans the CPU load once every second.
  • Use the Interval text box to change the interval then click the Apply button to apply the new interval.

Related Topics

Agent Server

Docker Engine REST API

Windows Monitor Templates