Maria User Processes Test

This test reports the number and state of the processes of each user who is currently connected to the Maria Database server. Using the metrics reported by this test, administrators can promptly isolate idle processes, which are a drain on a server’s resources.

Target of the test : A Maria Database server

Agent deploying the test : An internal/remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each user currently connected to the Maria Database server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the Maria Database server.

Port

The port on which the server is listening

Database

Specify the name of the database that is to be monitored on the target Maria Database server

User and Password

The eG agent has to be configured with the credentials of a user who has server-wide PROCESS and SELECT privileges on the monitored Maria Database server. To know how to create such a user, refer to Configuring the eG Agent with Access Privileges section.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

Idle Time

Specify the time duration (in seconds) above which the processes that are waiting in the database will be regarded as idle. 

DDRowCount

Specify the number of long running queries for which details will be available in the detailed diagnosis page. By default, this parameter is set to 5. This indicates that even if the total number of long running queries is, say 10, the detailed diagnosis of this test will provide information pertaining to only 5 queries by default. For information related to more number of queries, you should increase the DDRowCount. 

DD Frequency

Refers to the frequency with which detailed diagnosis measures are to be generated for this test. The default is 1:1. This indicates that, by default, detailed measures will be generated every time this test runs, and also every time the test detects a problem. You can modify this frequency, if you so desire. Also, if you intend to disable the detailed diagnosis capability for this test, you can do so by specifying none against DD Frequency.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite 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 process

Indicates the total number of processes for this user.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, lists out all the processes for this user.

Active process

Indicates the number of processes of this user that are currently active.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure indicates the exact active processes of this user and the time for which the processes are actually active.

Inactive process

Indicates the processes that were inactive for this user in this database.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, indicates the inactive processes of this user and the time for which the processes were inactive.

Idle process

Indicates the processes that were idle for this user in this database.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, indicates the idle processes of this user and the time for which the processes were idle.

Process usage

Indicates the percentage of processes used by this user with respect to the maximum number of allowed processes.

Percentage

A high value is a cause of concern as the users may experience slowdowns in the database server connection.

Maximum process

Indicates the maximum number of processes that were allowed to this user.

Number

If the value of this measure is close to the Total process measure, then the users may experience slowdowns to connect to the database server.

The detailed diagnosis of the Active processes measure, if enabled, will indicate the exact active processes of this user and the time for which the processes were actually active.

DDactiveprocs

Figure 1 : The detailed diagnosis of the Active processes measure

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, indicates the idle processes of this user and the time for which the processes were idle. Using this information, you can understand how each of the idle connections were made - i.e., using which program - and from where - i.e., from which host.

DDidleprocs

Figure 2 : The detailed diagnosis of the Idle processes meaure