How does CDM identify which are the top processes contributing to high CPU utilization

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Last Modified Date : 18/07/2018
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Question:
What exact command does the CDM probe use to see which is the "top process"

Example of alarm where this value is shown:
"CPU(Total) usage is now 95.61%, which exceeds the 95% monitoring threshold - top processes: [sqlservr.exe[1424]-(96.83%)"


 
Answer:
The methods the CDM probe uses for retrieving the top processes are the following:

• Unix and Linux: cdm uses the command: ps
• Windows: cdm uses Windows API's to fetch the processes list and their utilization.