Progress Sessions Test

In the database context, the connection between the user process and the server process is called a session. The server process communicates with the connected user process and performs tasks on behalf of the users.

This test indicates the level of activity on a database in terms of the number of sessions initiated by each user and the rate at which the sessions are initiated.

Target of the test : A Progress Database server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each user on the target Progress Database server that is being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed


The IP address of the Progress database server.


The port number on which the database server is listening. By default, this is NULL.

Database Name

Specify the name of the Progress database instance that is to be monitored.


In order to monitor a Progress database instance, a special database user account has to be created in every Progress database instance that requires monitoring. This special user needs to be granted a set of privileges. To know how to create the database user and grant the required privileges, refer to Pre-Requisites for monitoring the Progress database. Specify the name of such a user in this text box.


The password of the specified Username.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

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 Onoption. 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 sessions

Indicates the total number of sessions established by this user on the database.








A high value may indicate that the user is causing a high load on the server.

The detailed diagnosis of this measure if enabled, lists all the current sessions of the user along with the Connection PID, Client IP Address, Connection Client Type, Connection Type and Connection Time.

Session rate

Indicates the rate at which sessions were established by this user on the database during the last measurement period.


Comparing the value of this measure will point you to the user who has established the maximum number of sessions.