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Memory Monitor Template

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

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

How to configure the Memory 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 Memory 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 memory detail in actions.
  • Use the Include process detail in actions check box to include memory 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 memory 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 Memory 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 memory 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