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Practice Guides on CPU Temperature & Application CPU Usage

  • by Helge Klein
  • September 9, 2019

Our growing collection of practice guides has new articles that explain how to identify applications that use 100% of a CPU core, how to collect the processor temperature and how to query performance counters.

What Are Practice Guides?

Practice guides demonstrate how to use uberAgent in real-world scenarios. Each practice guide tries to answer a specific question. Customers are encouraged to look at the solutions presented in our practice guides and use them as a basis for their own implementations. Practice guides are part of uberAgent’s documentation.

Guide by Jesper Sehested under CC

Identifying Applications That Use 100% of a CPU Core

This practice guide shows how to identify applications that fully utilize one or even multiple CPU cores. The required data is already part of uberAgent’s data set, all that is required is a Splunk search to unearth it.

Collecting the Processor Temperature

This practice guide explains how to determine the CPU temperature from PowerShell and add the result as a custom metric to uberAgent. Incidentally, this guide demonstrates how to use uberAgent’s custom script functionality, which is a powerful way of extending the product’s feature set.

Querying Windows Performance Counters

uberAgent can query any Windows performance counter and send the resulting metrics to the backend. This practice guide demonstrates how to do that.

About uberAgent

uberAgent is an innovative Windows and macOS user experience monitoring (UXM) and endpoint security analytics (ESA) product.

uberAgent UXM highlights include detailed information about boot and logon duration, application unresponsiveness detection, network reliability drill-downs, process startup duration, application usage metering, browser performance, web app metrics, and Citrix insights. All these varied aspects of system performance and reliability are smartly brought together in the Experience Score dashboard.

uberAgent ESA excels with a sophisticated activity monitoring engine, the uAQL query language, detection of risky activity, DNS query monitoring, hash calculation, registry monitoring, and Authenticode signature verification. uberAgent ESA comes with Sysmon and Sigma rule converters, a graphical rule editor, and uses a simple yet powerful query language instead of XML.

About vast limits

vast limits GmbH is the company behind uberAgent, the innovative user experience monitoring and endpoint security analytics product. vast limits’ customer list includes organizations from industries like finance, healthcare, professional services, and education, ranging from medium-sized businesses to global enterprises. vast limits’ network of qualified solution partners ensures best-in-class service and support anywhere in the world.

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