Zombie Process Monitoring

Monitor various attributes with our extensive out-of-the-box plugins support. Also, use our open ecosystem and create custom plugins to see the data you need. The feature comes for free along with our Server Monitoring capabilities.


Configure this plugin and calculate the number of Zombie Processes created in the server.

How it works?

  • Log-in to your Site24x7 account. Sign up here if you don't have one.
  • Download and install the latest version of Site24x7 Linux Agent
  • Install the Zombie Process plugin
  • The agent will execute the plugin and push the data to the Site24x7 server


  • Our plugin uses 'top' command to get the number of Zombie Process count

Zombie Process plugin installation:

  • Create a directory with the name "zombies", under Site24x7 Linux Agent plugin directory - /opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/zombies
  • cd /opt/site24x7/monagent/plugins/
    mkdir zombies
  • Download the file "zombies.py" from our GitHub repository and place it under the "zombies" directory
  • wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/site24x7/plugins/master/zombies/zombies.py
  • Once the plugin file is downloaded, the agent will mark it up in the next data collection and you can view it in Site24x7 client


  • Reports back the number of Zombie Processes present in the server.