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Performance Metrics of FreeBSD Server Monitor

Interpret FreeBSD Server Monitoring Results

Monitoring your FreeBSD monitor lets you track and measure important metrics including CPU, memory, disk utilization, network traffic and more from a custmizable and unified console.


Know how to add a FreeBSD monitor. Learn more on the server monitoring architecture

Various parameters and metrics can be obtained by accessing the following tabs:

Device Snapshot:

In-depth analysis and study can be made for every parameter listed under the Device Snapshot tab. By clicking on the desired parameter, a detailed synopsis opens up in a new window, which can be sent as an email or exported as a PDF/CSV file. Reports can also be generated for a specific time period, by using the drop down on the top left corner of the page.

Memory Breakup/Memory Utilization

Disk Utilization

Asset Details:

Parameters Description
Host Name Name of the system
IP Address The IP address of the host machine
Operating System Name of the OS running in the instance 
OS Architecture Specifies the underlying OS architecture - 32 bit or 64 bit
Installed Memory The physical memory of the server in MB 
Number of CPU Cores The number of available CPU cores
Processor Name and description of the processor


The various processes associated with FreeBSD are detailed under this section, along with the following metrics:

Parameters Description
Process Name Name of the process
Status Status of the process, it is up or down
CPU (%) The percentage of CPU used by a particular process
Memory (%) The percentage of memory used by a particular process
Instances The number of running instances in a process
Thread Count No of threads created by a process
Action Set thresholds or delete a particular process

Network Statistics:

This section provides a complete description on the input and output traffic, in addition to the bandwidth utilization for both input and output traffic. Clicking on the traffic icons will generate individual reports on the error/discarded packets and packets traffic.

Parameters Description
Network Interface Card Name Name of the card
Speed Bandwidth of the interface 
Data Sent Amount of data sent by the interface per poll
Data Received Amount of data received by the  interface
Packets Sent Number of packets sent by the interface 
Packets Received Number of packets received by the interface

Resource Checks:

Gather inputs on url, port, sys log checks and configure thresholds to be alerted when a check fails. New/existing checks can be added/edited using the Edit Resource Check Profile option on the right corner of the page. To know more on how to add/edit/modify a resource check, click here.

Parameters Description
Check Name Name of the resource check
Status Tells if the check is up or down
Check Type Specifies the type of resouce check configured
Resource Monitored Details about the check

Sys Logs:

Information on severity, log types, and events by source can be collected, which can be used for analyzing performance drops, downtimes, and security infringements. The graphical data aids in understanding the logging program messages and process severity. The data can be obtained based on a hourly or daily basis.

Process Viewer:

The various processes on the server monitor can be studied using the Process Viewer. Hovering the mouse on the process name lists their respective PID, Execution Path, and Command Line Arguments. Sort the processes based on CPU, memory handle, and thread count.

Customizable reports:

Users can create reports based on their preference by clicking on the desired metric and access the    icon. Here, you can select the required parameters based on memory, disk, and CPU.

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