6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 5, 2008 1:35 PM by Fodome

    External process monitor

    BTSpaul

      Sorry if this question had been already asked, but I didn't find any posts by scanning this forum:


      Is there any way to set up an external process monitor which would run a script or an executable, that would return an integer value and collect statistics on it? I want the same thing like ipMonitor has for bandwidth/cpu/memory with graphs, etc, but for an external process. Is it possible?


      Thank you!

        • Re: External process monitor

          I have a c# executable I made which the monitor launches.  It does a test for me, and has a return code value.  I then look at that to know what happens.  For example, a return of 0 is success, 5 failure, etc.


          It works well for me.


          Bo

            • Re: External process monitor
              BTSpaul

              aynov,


              You are describing the basic existing functionality of the external process monitor which checks only for success/failure. However, as I have mentioned in my original post, I need to also collect statistics on the returned integers and graph them in the reports!


              Scenario:
              an external process returns positive integers from 0 to whatever is the integer limit, for instance from 0 to 1024. I want this external process monitor to trigger an alert when the returned value exceeds a certain value (e.g. 256). There's no problems with that for now... But I need to be able to see the report with a graph and a table of values to see the process' historic output, i.e. I need this monitor to collect statistics as bandwidth/drive space and some other monitors do.

            • Re: External process monitor
              Fodome

              Hi PTSpaul,


              The ability to report on the values returned by an executable to the External Process Monitor is currently a feature request which may find its way in a future version of ipMonitor.  At this time, reporting on these values is not possible.


              Sincerely,


              Fodome

                • Re: External process monitor
                  BTSpaul

                  Thanks, Fodome!


                  I also noticed that Directory monitor also has this limitation... I'd like to be able to report the values for size/filecount (depending on what is the setting of the monitor is).

                    • Re: External process monitor
                      Fodome

                      BTSPaul,

                      -Reporting on External Process values is tentatively scheduled for next release (9.1)

                      -Reporting on Directory Size values is tentatively scheduled for next version (10)

                      Please keep in mind that this can change at any time and is in no way a garantee that these features will exist in future releases/versions.

                      Sincerely,

                      Chris Foley (a.k.a Fodome)