Progress Waits Test

This test reports the miscellaneous wait activity on the target database server. Effective wait analysis helps determine where the database spends most of its time, and which current connections are responsible for the reported waits.

Target of the test : A Progress Database server

Agent deploying the test : An internal/external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the target database server 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 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

Non-blocking waits for remote clients

Indicates the number of non-blocking waits started for remote clients per second.



Semaphore latch waits

Indicates the number of semaphore latch waits started per second.



Process waits for resource

Indicates the number of times the process had to wait for a resource per second.