Sometimes it's important to monitor resource consumption of a process that's not running at all times. It's also nice to be able to quickly identify when the process was running and report upon how long the process ran. Regularly scheduled tasks such as generating reports are a good example of this.
Because these processes aren't running all the time they currently appear "down" in the SAM interface drawing unneeded attention from management and helpdesk staff. It also clutters up the interface by introducing unnecessary UI noise, possibly blinding you to important issues in your environment. Lastly, if alerts aren't properly configured to ignore these processes you may find yourself receiving a barrage of useless notifications.
SAM should implement some option to ignore process state (running/not running) similar to how NPM deals with unplugged status for access port interfaces. These processes should be able to be changed to a "not running" or similar state that is not "down".
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