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What are WMIC messages in the admserv.log file

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Article Number000096842
EnvironmentProduct: OpenEdge Management
Version: 11.6 and later
OS: Windows
Question/Problem Description
What are WMIC messages in the admserv.log file
Steps to Reproduce
Clarifying Information
Error Message[osmetrics] * wmic failed to terminate after 15010 milliseconds. destroy() will be called for this process. This may indicate a problem with Windows performance counters.
Command: wmic Process where (Processid=10460 or Processid=6836) get CommandLine,CreationDate,ExecutablePath,KernelModeTime,MinimumWorkingSetSize,ParentProcessId,Processid,UserModeTime,WorkingSetsize
Defect/Enhancement Number
In OpenEdge 11.6 the method of retrieving metric values for OS resources was changed from a JNI implementation to WMIC. The "WMIC" stands for Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line. These messages are simply recording the command line that was running and the exception or timeout that was reached which failed.

Additionally, the osmetrics code for Windows which accessed the Windows registry entries was completely replaced by a combination of standard java/WMIC calls in OpenEdge 11.6. As a result, osmetrics (on Windows only) no longer accesses the registry entries and this conflict no longer occurs when another Service uses performance counters.

For example, In Windows OEM uses "wmic <pid>" call terminate command, on other platforms it uses osmetrics

For example: The timeout messages would be related to a time that the Adminserver is not reachable, there's usually a pre-ceeding message in the admserv.log
Error registering with Admin Server. (8845)

The command syntax listed in these WMIC admserv.log messages can be useful to further diagnose issues on the system at the time. 
For example:
  • you could find the Processid numbers referred in the Task Manager
  • you could run precisely the "Command" information recorded from a command prompt:
wmic Process where (Processid=10460 or Processid=6836) 
get CommandLine,CreationDate,ExecutablePath,KernelModeTime,MinimumWorkingSetSize,ParentProcessId,Processid,UserModeTime,WorkingSetsize

Last Modified Date6/14/2019 12:55 PM