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State and Count of Processes
|Distribution:||official part of Check_MK|
|Supported Agents:||Linux, Windows, AIX, Solaris, OpenVMS|
This check looks into the list of then current running processes for
those matching a certain name or regular expression and optionally
being owned by a certain user. The number of
matching processes is matched against warning and critical levels.
A user definable service description for Nagios.
That description must be unique within each host.
Changing the description will make Nagios think that
it is another service.
The Checkmk check ps supports discovering running services on your monitored
systems. Since Checkmk cannot know which processes are of relevance to you,
some configuration is needed. The configuration is done via the ruleset
During inventory Checkmk tries to match all entries on each process found on the target host. If an entry matches, a new check will be created according to the entry (if it's not already existing).