Real-Time Process Explorer alerts

Three alerts are included with the Real-Time Process Explorer:

  • High CPU Percent Utilization with Top 10 Processes
    This alert sends an email when the CPU utilization is greater than 80%.
  • High Physical Memory Utilization with Top 10 Processes
    An alert is sent when physical memory usage is at or above 90%.
  • High Virtual Memory Utilization with Top 10 Processes
    An alert is sent when virtual memory usage is at or above 90%.

Use the Alert Manager to create, edit, delete, enable, or disable alerts. You can access the Alert Manager in one of three ways:

  • Settings Page (Recommended)
    • Click Settings > All Settings in the menu bar. Under Alerts & Reports, click Manage Alerts.
  • Active Alerts Details
    • From the Active Alerts Details page, click Manage Alerts in the Management resource.
  • Node Details
    • On the Node Details page, navigate to the All Alerts this Object can trigger resource, and then click Manage Alerts.

For details, see the Orion Platform Administrator Guide.

Alerts may lag when monitoring hardware via SNMP. It takes two updates to these statistics to provide an accurate calculation, meaning an alert can take up to four minutes to reach its recipient. To expedite this process, change the protocol to WMI, which updates every five seconds. Also, consider adjusting the trigger time to a value greater than two minutes.