All your applications have a process on OS level as a baseline. Making sure this process is running smoothly is a first step to monitor the availability of your application. With the OS Collector SAPOscol the monitoring of processes is possible since a long time. In the older days, these monitored processes were visible in CCMS. This guide describes how you can leverage the process monitoring capability of SAPOscol with SAP Solution Manager 7.1 and 7.20 Monitoring and Alerting Infrastructure and create custom metrics to monitor the processes of your SAP and non-SAP applications.