The Performance probe collects performance-related information for system objects such as ports, interfaces, processors, memory, fans, power supplies, voltage sensors, and temperature sensors. The Performance probe uses standard and vendor-specific MIB information.

The Performance probe creates Processor, Memory, Fan, PowerSupply, VoltageSensor, and TemperatureSensor objects, and monitors statistics for the objects. For Port and Interface objects, which are created by the Containment probe, the performance monitoring might be the utilization that is based on the octets that are received and transmitted. For Memory objects, the performance monitoring might be the total amount of available memory, the total number of overrun buffers, and so on.