|A component of Microsoft Windows|
Resource Monitor running under Windows 7
|Type||System resources utility|
|Included with||Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008|
Resource Monitor is a system application in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is used to view information about the use of hardware (CPU, memory, disk, and network) and software (file handles and modules) resources in real time. Resource Monitor is available in Windows Vista and onwards only (In Windows Vista, it is known as Reliability and Performance Monitor). Resource Monitor can be launched by executing resmon.exe (perfmon.exe in Windows Vista).
The Vista and later Resource Monitor heavily leverages the Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) facilities; the counter setup (event tracing session) used by the Resource Monitor can be used for logging as well.
The Resource Monitor window includes five tabs:
- displays column lists of Processes, Services, Associated Handles and Associated Modules; charts of CPU Usage (separate for every core)
- displays overall Physical Memory consumption and separate consumption of every Process; charts of Used Physical Memory, Commit Charge and Hard Faults/sec
- displays Processes with Disk Activity, Disk Activity and Storage; charts of Disk Usage (KB/sec) and Disk Queue Length
- displays Processes with Network Activity, Network Activity, TCP Connections and Listening Ports; charts of Network Usage (separate for every adapter) and TCP Connections
Access to Application
- 1.Choose Start→All Programs→Accessories→System Tools→Resource Monitor.
- 2.%windir%\system32\perfmon.exe /res
- Activity Monitor in OS X
- System Monitor was available on Windows 95, 95 OSR, 95 OSR2, 98, 98SE, ME
- Performance Monitor introduced in Windows NT
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