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Choose PID for reporting/graphs

Choose PID for reporting/graphs

I am monitoring 4 web servers that are each running multiple w3wp processes.  Each day, we generate and email a report that includes the private bytes of the w3wp process on our web servers.  Our problem is that we cannot specify which instance of the process gets reported.  For example, one of our servers reports the following instance:

private bytes reported W02 server.JPG

When the maximum value for w3wp on the server is:

PID 8120 on W02 server.JPG

In an ideal world, we'd like to be able to specify the PID or specify that we want the greatest private bytes value for the process.

Given our environment, we are only allowed to use SNMP for monitoring at this time, but since SNMP is reporting the PIDs, we hope this would not be an issue.

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Product Manager
Product Manager

The PID associated with these processes would change with each service restart or server reboot.

Which still leaves the greatest private bytes value for the instances of the process as something I'd be very interested in.  Currently, the instances being reported appear to be random.  Only one out of the four on the graph are correct.

Community Manager
Community Manager
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