Continuous collection and analysis of some type of data is termed monitoring. For example, logging the total free space on a disk. A common administration and troubleshooting tool.

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user activity monitoring

I'm a sysadmin for a small network and want to monitor user activity. Is there a good/standard software I can use? I'm not looking for keylogging but would like to see where they are spending most of ...
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How can I be alerted when a process goes idle (that is, its CPU usage reaches zero for a sustained period on Windows 7?

How can I be alerted when a process goes idle (that is, its CPU usage reaches zero for a sustained period on Windows 7? Essentially, I have a long running batch process that is pegging one of the ...
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Monitor traffic through a home router

We have an Internet connection which is shared on five computers via a home router. One of the computers is using torrents all the time. I want to find out which, and they won't tell me. How can I ...
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add blinking network-monitor icon in GNOME / XFCE

I'd like to see if i have incomming or outgoing traffic via a little blinking network-monitor icon in my system tray, as it was usual for years within Windows XP, or Android nowadays. I want to see ...
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Monitor network traffic on a per-app basis in OS X?

Title says it all. I'm looking for an app for OS X that will tell me what applications are using the network and what their in/out is. I can get most of the way there with LittleSnitch but it's the ...
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Monitoring files used by an application?

I need to know which files a Windows application reads/modifies/creates/deletes so I know a bit more about how it works. Is there a good application for Windows, either free or affordable? Thank ...
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Monitor amount of data a process writes to SSD/HDD

I would like to monitor how much data which process writes to my SSD. Is anyone aware of a software for that? Hard Disk Sentinel monitors how much data is written to a HDD/SSD, but only in total - I ...
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Monitering gpu stats of my onboard displays

As the title says i want to be able to use msi or one of the windows gadjets to moniter my onboard display, I currently use msi and a linked windows gadjet to monitor my pci card but want to be able ...
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Track computer usage time [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application that automatically tracks amount of active time spent at the computer We just equiped a school with new computers, runnning Windows 7. We'd like to know how ...
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What tools exist for monitoring the CPU and memory utilization of Firefox?

Firefox appears to using too much memory and cpu even when it is idle What tools exist for monitoring the CPU and memory utilization of Firefox? I am thinking of an equivalent of Sysinternals ...
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Windows notebook power consumption monitor

Is there some kind of SW similar to Android phone's power monitor? I would like to know the amount of power the wifi/various applications have taken.
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What's a good resource-saving way to monitor a single Linux server?

I have a single Linux server and it's occasionally unreachable for a while. I want to know what causes this (I suspect either high CPU or Memory usage). I would like to monitor: Global CPU/Memory ...
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Monitoring CPU usage using MS tools

Can CPU usage be monitored in Event Viewer? I don't want to use a third-party software. Can I set a rule so that Event Viewer can show me if the CPU usage gets higher than a set value?
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How would you monitor emails within your network?

How would you monitor Emails which is over HTTPS connection within your network. I know there are some steps involved before the connection is established and the communication actually starts, so how ...
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Monitoring log files over smb

I am monitoring a couple of windows 2k3 servers from a mac running Os x Lion. I use smb to connect to the server's file system, navigate to the folder where the log files are and open them with ...
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track disk usage over time in linux

I know I can use df to get a summary of disk usage right now. I can use du to break down into the detail of how the disk is being used. The problem is I can only see this information for today. ...
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Monitoring operations on HDD on Linux

I want to monitor operations on HDD in Linux. I tried iotop, but I want to know which file is being modified. Is there any tool to do that?
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Monitor disk activity, á la top, or nettop (per process) on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's causing all the disk activity on OS X? I find that disk I/O is the single biggest cause of slowdowns on modern computers.. and find "Activity Monitor"'s "Disk ...
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How can I measure the amount of time a process is opened?

I would like to keep track of the amount of time a process is opened on Windows 7. Is there an utility that does this? The process will be the process of a game or of an IM program. I want to program ...
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How to make conky list top 5 processes?

I don't like how conky shows top 5 processes with "$top_io name 5" parameter. Is there any way to make conky show all of them in a column at the same time like "top" does? Couldn't find it in man, ...
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How to catch a malware process on my Mac?

Situation: 1st occurrence: without reason a new draft in mail opened up with non-sense text in the body, no TO,CC or subject 2nd and reoccurring every day around 2 PM: bing search with non-sense ...
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Monitor I/O on Windows 2003 for specific directories?

I want to monitor I/O of a Windows 2003 server system. I'm specifically interested in the I/O activities of specific directories (where I have an unknown and ever changing number of files). I have a ...
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How to get real-time network statistics in Linux with KB/MB/Bytes format and for specific port or application processID

I used IPTraf, Iftop, vnstat, bwm-ng, ifconfig -a. None of them is helping me to find real-time packets that is getting send/received from my application in KB or MB format. The reason is i am writing ...
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Can I route all network connections through a virtual machine on macosx?

So far I've experienced with proxy software to monitor http connections on my machine, but I want to know about every little detail. I thought I could install a virtual machine and force macosx to ...
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Process monitor service in Windows

I need something that runs in the background as a service (Windows), watches defined process and when it crosses thresholds it restarts/stop/starts the process again? (similar functionality of rubygem ...
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Linode VPS - monitor outgoing traffic

I recently got my Linode VPS. And I have a rather low-traffic site being hosted on it. But when I look at the traffic, it has high outgoing traffic peaking at regular intervals and I am not sure what ...
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How to monitor internet traffic on a Linksys E3000 router

I just got optical fiber installed in my place which gives me great download speeds. Now my ISP has a monthly download limit of 120GB, after that I gotta pay overages. Now my setup is like this: ...
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Linux server monitoring tools

Morning, I'm looking for a Linux server monitoring tool that will run on Windows machine. Do you know any interesting and worth checking? If there's no interesting tool, do you know any service ...
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Remotely check if processes are running on Windows 7 box

I'm handling a group of applications that need to all run at the same time and work together, on around 10 machines, most of them Windows 7 pro, and a couple of ubuntu servers. I'm trying to develop ...
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Monitoring applications' network traffic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I monitor internet usage in my network? Is there any software similar to currports or NetSpeedMonitor. Is these programs you can see which application is ...
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How can I find out which program creates a file/folder in my C: drive?

I am looking for an app that can monitor my C: (system) drive and find which program is creating a folder, with the rather generic name TEMP1\, on that drive. I wouldn't mind if it could hook the ...
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Is there a good application to monitor my activities on my computer and give reports about? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitoring my own activity on computer? I was using www.rescuetime.com to for this purpose, but I am asking if there is any other application there which do something ...
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Alert when someone connects to my PC

I'm sharing various folders on my Windows 7 PC. When I go to the Computer Management section, I can see if there are any open sessions in my shared folder. When I connect to the PC from another ...
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How might I do memory / processor usage checking by solaris zones

How might I do memory / processor usage checking by Solaris zones?
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Software for web filtering and blocking certain sites

I am looking for some software that would be used for blocking certain sites on the internet. The main things I would like to block are pornographic sites gambling sites games sites It will be ...
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Monitoring application usage on OS X

Is there an application that can track what the active application is, log the information and display the data? I'm trying to be more productive, so I've been looking at what applications are taking ...
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Http analyzer free alternative? [closed]

Are there any free alternatives for this app ?? http://www.ieinspector.com/httpanalyzer/ It's great, it monitors all open http requests and downloaded size. Any suggestions please ??
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How do I check if a user connected an external hard drive?

I originally came across this from a Citadel LLC complaint against a former employee. Text of complaint: http://www.scribd.com/doc/63606232/Citadel-vs-Yihao-Ben-Pu From the filing: "Forensic ...
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Linux get single bandwidth usage sample

What I want to do is to write a script that gathers some information (like cpu temperature and bandwidth usage) and logs it into a file. I can't figure out how to get a single sample of the current ...
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Monitoring access to memory mapped files (backed by page file)

Can someone point out a tool (or tools) to monitor the access to memory mapped files on Windows systems? Procmon from Sysinternals/Microsoft is not suitable for the task, apparently. It does not seem ...
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Network Congestion Tools

Besides Wireshark what are some tools for monitoring network congestion? We are having network issues and want to be absolutely sure it's our ISP.
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Where can I find a simple, free Windows program to monitor network folders?

I've looked at a few similar answers here on SU and Google, but all of the solutions mentioned were either outdated, buggy, or required a greater understanding of Windows management. I handle ...
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Monitoring activities of the VPS in real time?

I want to monitor someone's activities when he logs in to my VPS. It's Windows VPS. You know, when you remote the VPS you need to login to the Windows user account and one account doesn't accept 2 ...
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How can I check if my PC isn't controlled by someone unauthorized?

I am getting suspicious that my PC might have been accessed by someone unauthorized. Like I am seeing my bookmarks of browser getting changed etc etc. So, what can I do to monitor my PC activity? I ...
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Easy, but production-ready process monitor in Linux/Unix [closed]

I am looking for a simple process monitor for my account in a popular VPS. I loved Supervisor and Monit, but they seem overkill for me. I want something that runs as a daemon (So my VPS account can ...
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How to monitor single process CPU usage under AIX?

I need to analyze the CPU usage of a single process under AIX. Currently, I'm using nmon but it gets the overall CPU and IO usage. Also, I know about topas, but it will get the overall usage of the ...
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Looking for simple Windows monitoring software (so I know how much time I spend working vs. surfing) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitoring my own activity on computer? I am looking for something free, maybe with a report at the end of each day that tells me how much time I spend on different ...
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How to measure the network throughput/load on Ubuntu Linux as easily as meauring uptime?

I'm looking for a simple tool on Ubtunu that can report average network throughput/load. Something very simple: something like "uptime" - just to tell me number bytes/MB read in last 5mins, 10mins, ...
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Is there a open source monitoring package that monitors logs for specific string patterns?

In our current system, we are not effectively monitoring the logs for errors as most of the errors are not serious enough. I want to basically warn users on the important errors. I cannot touch the ...
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Monitoring text file and adding edit time on every line [Windows]

We have special measurement devices which connect through USB to a Windows PC. There's very limited software for those devices which only lets you configure the .txt file where the measured values are ...