The PingDataMetrics server provides collection and storage of performance data from your server topology. You can use the System Utilization Monitor with the PingDataMetrics server to collect information about the host system CPU, disk, and network utilization on any platform except Linux. If you are not using the PingDataMetrics server, you do not need to use the system utilization monitor. When data is being collected, it periodically forks the process and executes commands.

For more information about using the System Utilization Monitor, see the data collection topic of the PingDataMetrics server documentation.