HMC Tasks Test

This test reports key statistics pertaining to HMC tasks.

Target of the test : An IBM HMC server

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the HMC server.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The host for which the test is to be configured.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Total tasks

Indicates the total number of tasks available on the HMC server.


Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know which tasks are available on the server.

Running tasks

Indicates the number of tasks currently running on the server.



Sleeping tasks

Indicates the number of sleeping HMC tasks.


Use the detailed diagnosis of this measure to know which tasks are sleeping.

Stopped tasks

Indicates the number of HMC tasks that have stopped.




Zombie tasks

Indicates the number of zombie tasks executing on the server.