Cache Processes Test

This test auto-discovers the processes on every configured Cache instance, and reports the number of instances of each process that are currently running; this way, the test verifies whether critical system and application processes are running or not.

Target of the test : A Cache Database server

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every InstanceName:Processname pair discovered

Configurable parameters for the test
  1. TEST PERIOD – How often should the test be executed
  2. Host – The IP address of the Cache database server
  3. Port – The port on which the server is listening
  4. INSTANCEDIRECTORY - Typically, the Cache console log file will be available in the install directory of a Cache instance. Therefore, in the INSTANCEDIRECTORY text box, specify the name of the instance being monitored and the install directory that holds the Cache console log file of that instance, in the following format: InstanceName:InstallDirectory. In case you want to monitor the console log files pertaining to multiple Cache instances, then provide a comma-separated list of InstanceName:InstallDirectory pairs in the INSTANCEDIRECTORY text box. For example: CACHEWEB:d:\Intersystems\CacheWeb,CACHE2:d:\Intersystems\Cache2.
  5. 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

Process count:

Indicates the number of instances of this Cache process currently running on this Cache instance.


The detailed diagnosis of this measure, if enabled, provides the complete process details such as the namespace to which the process belongs, the lines of code executed by the process, the number of global references made by the process, and the device to which the process belongs.