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I am trying to monitor CPU load. After reading this question, I have found an OID that allows me to check average use over last minute:


{iso(1) identified-organization(3) dod(6) internet(1) mgmt(2) mib-2(1) host(25) hrDevice(3) hrProcessorTable(3) hrProcessorEntry(1) hrProcessorLoad(2)}

But I am interested in monitoring instant CPU load. Is it possible? If so, how?

What I have tried so far:

  • I have found this OID ( Not sure if it will work because it seems for Windows NT. Not sure if it should work in windows 7. I am investigating now...
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closed as off topic by John Gardeniers, Iain Nov 7 '12 at 22:20

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Have you tried it? What was the result? It seems to me that would have been faster than typing the question. – John Gardeniers Aug 25 '12 at 22:24
I didn't explained well. I've already tried and is not working in windows 7. I was wondering if* where only for "NT" windows (Either just windows NT or also Windows 2000, 2003, 2008). What I wanted to say is that I was going to try harder.. – Oscar Foley Aug 26 '12 at 12:24
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If the standard Windows SNMP agent doesn't report real-time data, you'll have to create your own agent or find one that does.

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SNMP reports instantly. My problem is that OID is for CPU average during last minute and I want instant CPU load, the load that cpu has in every moment... – Oscar Foley Aug 26 '12 at 18:25
Right, I understand. Like I said, if your current Windows agent does it for a minute, then you'll have to find one that does or write your own. – EhevuTov Aug 26 '12 at 21:28
Thanks. I see what you mean. If instead of default Windows Agent I install another (say Nagios) then it might return something in* – Oscar Foley Aug 27 '12 at 10:44

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