Hardware Monitor Agent

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Hardware Monitor Agent

Most computers contain built-in sensors for monitoring things like CPU, RAM, and HDD temperature. The Hardware Monitor Agent can be used to log information from these built-in sensors to the EQuIS Live tables.

 

A program called Open Hardware Monitor will need to be installed to add the sensor data to WMI (which is included as part of Windows). The Hardware Monitor Agent can then be used to get this data from WMI and load it into the EQuIS Live tables.

 

Installation and Setup

 

Follow these steps to install, configure, and start this agent.

 

App Settings

 

Before using this agent, one or more app settings may be changed in the *.config file as follows:

1.Open the EarthSoft.Live.Agents.HardwareMonitor.exe.config file in a text editor (e.g., Notepad++).

2.In the <appSettings> section, find the desired settings key, and set its value, per the table below.

3.Repeat steps 1-2 for additional settings that you want to change.

4.Save and close the *.config file.

 

Setting

Example(s)

Description

startIfNotRunning

C:\OHM\OpenHardware
Monitor.exe

Use this setting to automatically start another application when the Hardware Monitor Agent starts up, if that application is not already running (i.e., if a process with the same name, e.g. OpenHardwareMonitor, is not already running).

 

You can define an absolute path (e.g., C:\OHM\ OpenHardwareMonitor.exe) or a path that is relative to EarthSoft.Live.Agents.HardwareMonitor.exe (e.g., OpenHardwareMonitor.exe or OHM\OpenHardwareMonitor.exe).

start

True or False

Set to true to collect computer sensor data from WMI and load it into EQuIS Live.

intervalSeconds

900

Set to how frequently, in seconds, you want to collect the computer sensor data from WMI and load it into EQuIS Live. The default is once every 60 seconds.

sensors

Temperature|CPU Total|Memory

Set to limit the computer sensor data to a subset of sensors.

 

Common app settings for all EQuIS Live Agents that can be installed as Windows Services are listed here.

 

Command Line Options

 

Common line options for all EQuIS Live Agents that can be installed as Windows Services are listed here.

 

Note: If nothing has been added to the EQuIS Live database, check to see if Open Hardware Monitor is running. If Open Hardware Monitor is running, check to see if data is being logged to WMI using WMI Explorer. If data is not being logged to WMI, please follow the instructions below:

 

1.Close Open Hardware Monitor

2.Run wbemtest.exe as administrator

3.Connect, Namespace: root, Connect

4.Enum instances... button, Superclass name: __Namespace

5.__NAMESPACE.Name="OpenHardwareMonitor", Delete

6.Restart Open Hardware Monitor

 

The following error may appear in the Hardware Monitor log if Open Hardware Monitor is unable to log to WMI:  Provider is not capable of the attempted operation