The more processes running, the more Memory, Processor, Network, and Disk consumption.
So, you might want to monitor the processes count for your environment to know if it exceeds the threshold you set.
To build your monitor, follow the following steps:
- Open SCOM Console, and Go to Authoring Pane.
- Under Management Pack Objects you will find Monitors.
- Create a Unit Monitor, as shown in the following figure.
- Open Windows Performance Monitors > Static Threshold > Single Threshold > Simple Threshold, and specify the management pack you would use for such a monitor, as shown in the following figure.
- Then, Specify a descriptive Name, Monitor Target, and Parent Monitor as shown in the following figure.
- On the Performance Counter Wizard, Click on Select the Computer, and specify the object as Process, the Counter will be Handle Count, and the Instance will be _Total, that means that you will get the count of the total processes running on the specified Computer, as shown in the following figure.
- Specify the interval based on your needs, as shown on the following figure.
- After that Specify the Threshold Value based on your needs, as shown on the following figure.
- Leave the defaults for “Configure Health” wizard.
- In “Configure Alerts” wizard, make sure that you tick Generate alerts for this monitor, and configure the other settings based on your needs, and Click “Create”, as shown on the following figure.
- Finally, you will find alerts if the number of processes exceeded the number you specified as a Threshold.