What is a .NET process?
A .NET process (DotNet Process) is an instance of a running .NET application. When a .NET application is executed, the operating system allocates processor time to the process, allowing it to perform its tasks.
Each .NET process is uniquely identified by its process identifier (PID). .NET processes are fundamental to the operation of .NET applications. Monitoring .NET processes can provide insights into application performance and resource usage, helping to ensure optimal operation and identify potential issues.
Understanding these processes' behavior can be critical for diagnosing performance issues or bugs within the application. It provides valuable data regarding how applications are performing in real-world conditions, helping to improve application performances.
How to monitor a .NET process?
ServicePilot makes it easy to monitor a .NET process requiring only the installation of a ServicePilot Agent on the target server. With the simple addition of an auto-provisioning rule, ServicePilot will automatically detect, instrument processes with an APM library and provision the necessary appmon-dotnet resources to monitor performance counters of .NET processes.
ServicePilot gathers statistics per .NET process including:
- CPU utilization (%, system, user)
- .NET exceptions (Web and others)
- GC collection counts per generation (0, 1 and 2)
- GC memory load and pause time
- GC size per generation (0, 1, 2 and Large Object Heap)
- Thread contention counts and time
- Active threads and workerthreads
How to install a dotnet resource?
- Use your ServicePilot OnPremise installation or a SaaS account.
- Add a new dotnet resource via the web interface (
/prmresources) or via API (
/prmpackagespage), the default ServicePilot agent or another agent will be provisioned automatically.
Details of the dotnet package are located in the
/prmpackagespage of the software.
ServicePilot enables you to deliver IT services faster and more securely with automated discovery and advanced monitoring features.
By correlating the technology DOTNET with APM and infrastructure monitoring, ServicePilot is able to provide a more comprehensive view of an organization's IT environment.
This allows IT teams to quickly identify and diagnose issues that may be impacting application performance, and take corrective action before end-users are affected.