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HP System Process Visualizer - free system resource monitoring tool

HP System Process Visualizer - free system resource monitoring tool

Ramkumar Devana

Have you tried to find out what processes are running on your workstation/laptop/server? It is a tedious job.  This is what the task manager on windows or the 'top' command on UNIX would do. But think about it, you need to do a few clicks and view changes before you find out what are the processes using your CPUs and RAM - right?


With the new HP System Process Visualizer (SysPV) we give you a view of your system at a glance, a view that refreshes  in really real time. Now you can easily uncover the biggest cpu and memory consumers - no need to sift through rows and rows of process details.


Just look at this process name tag cloud. Process names are presented here in varied font sizes - the bigger the font, it indicates the process uses more resources (CPU and/or memory) and the smaller the font the process uses lesser resources. See the screenshot here.



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To most of us it would be obvious looking at the screenshot above that the biggest processes on this system are the browsers - obviously Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explore (IE) are using a lot of resources. Now think about it - would UNIX 'top' or taskmgr make it this obvious especially if you are out looking for the chrome process and the tool lists one process instance for each tab you've opened? This tool and the visualization here offer a unique representation commonly used in many web 2.0 sites - the tag-cloud.


SysPV also offers a deeper drill-down into the process table to view the individual processes. In  the process table view, you can sort the processes in the way you would like to.



Supported Platforms -

Windows 64-bit Operating Systems - tested on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2008 / R2

Linux 64-bit Operating Systems - tested on RHEL, CEntOS, SLES, Ubuntu Linux

There's information about the supported platforms in the README provided along with the tool.


Where to download this tool from?

Download the FREE Windows version of the tool here.  


Download the Free Linux version of the tool here


You can also find out more about the four other additional tools here.


Support for this tool -

This free tool is supported via the user and experts community. You may feel free to provide feedback as a comment to  this blog article too although, it might be easier to give feedback at our Facebook page. You can contact us at this Facebook page to provide your feedback, and get your questions answered about this tool. Many people already are :) Hope you 'like'  this tool..




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About the Author

Ramkumar Devana

Ramkumar Devanathan (twitter: @rdevanathan) is Product Manager for HPE Cloud Optimizer (formerly vPV). He was previously a member of the IOM-Customer Assist Team (CAT) providing technical assistance to HP Software pre-sales and support teams with Operations Management products including vPV, SHO, VISPI. He has experience of more than 14 years in this product line, working in various roles ranging from developer to product architect.

New Member.

I have downloaded SysPV and I am running the binary. But I am not getting the page to display correctly. I have tried IE10, Firefox 23, and the latest chrome. IE fails, but the others only display strings of data fileds. Not sure what I am missing.


"MetaData": [
                    "FieldName": "GBL_STATTIME",
                    "DataType": "STRING"
                    "FieldName": "GBL_STATDATE",
                    "DataType": "STRING"
                    "FieldName": "GBL_OSNAME",
                    "DataType": "STRING"
HPE Expert

Hi, how are you accessing the page?





Both would work.


if this did not work, try as below -




if it still did not work, here's other notes - Is java script blocked in your browser? ensure that it is allowed to run.


from what i see, that you are getting this meta data is a good sign - so the tool is working, but it seems the html pages are not being served. when you downloaded the zip file and extracted the contents, did the zip open up completely?


hope you get this to work soon - thanks for trying this out.