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Best practise to monitoring Windows/Linux process (PID) or service

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I would like to know the recommended way to monitor some processes or services inside the OS.


Can this be achieved within a regular AppDynamics controller health rules, or do I have to search through extensions and try to find something in there?


For instance, if a service or process gets stopped I would like to have a health rule which would trigger an immediate event, put this on the dashboard etc.


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Hi Bojan-


The "Process Monitoring Extension" will be your best bet here.


With this extension, to alert upon a process which is no longer running, you would want to take the new "Running Instances" metric, courtesy of this extension, and send an alert when the value was "0". 



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Thanks, that's it then.

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Hi Bojan,

Did you install process monitor extensions and is it working fine for you? I also have the same requirement like you. Please share your inputs on this.

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Well, I just tried it quickly and it so happened that we did not have to use it after all. The customer requirements changed and because of that I didn't investigate further.