Performance Monitor is a program to monitor and log system performance on Microsoft Windows. From command-line invocation it is also known as PerfMon, perfmon, perfmon.exe and perfmon.msc, and in some versions of Windows it is known as System Monitor.

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Monitoring services using perfmon

Struggling to find the counters to get the status of a service using perfmon. Is it even possible? We need to monitor the status of a service in Nagios but the only remote access avaliable is through ...
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MySQL Monitoring - Cloud Instances - No System Access

Are there any MySQL monitoring suites/tools built to use on systems such as Amazon RDS where you do not have system access? Looking for something beyond custom tools (nagios, zenoss, ganglia, ...
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What is System Code Total Bytes

I am trying to use perfmon, and according to MSDN, the "System Code Total Bytes" counter ... Shows the size, in bytes, of pageable operating system code currently in virtual memory. It is a ...
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Running perfmon continuously with periodic reports

I have a question very similar to this one, but I want to continuously run perfmon, during reboots and throughout the day. Further, I'd like to generate a perfmon report every 10 mins or so. The ...
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Windows Performance Monitor keeps trying to add unwanted counters

I have been running a Data Collector Set for SQL Server for a week, and everything was going just fine until I tried clicking on Action -> Save Current View and now it always tries to add the ...
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Perfmon Child Processes Monitoring

I would like to monitor the process' threads performance including the child threads. Is it possible with perfmon? Currently it seams to only start monitoring already open threads.
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Tracking memory problems

I'm experiencing some trouble with my Windows Server 2008. We're using it for hosting a bunch (~50) of Web GIS applications on IIS. This setup usually works very well, but when certain applications ...
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How to setup Perfmon/Logman to get the Thread performance counters for only a specific IIS process?

I am trying to setup Perfmon/Logman to collect some performance counters to monitor my IIS6 installation. There are multiple w3wp instances on this host, and I can successfully collect data for the ...
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Can't Find Perfmon Results

On a Win7 box I've setup a User Defined collector set in perfmon. I clicked on it to start it, waited 30 seconds, then clicked to stop. My understanding was that I could go under the Reports folder ...
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How can I view more counters in the Windows Server 2008 perfmon UI?

On Windows Server 2008, if you set up perfmon counters, most of the UI is dedicated to the graph, and at the bottom of the screen you get a tiny scrollable area where you can only see one counter at a ...
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No PerfMon data through WMI

I'm trying to get \DBServer\SQLServer:Buffer Manager\Page life expectancy data through WMI. When I do this through perfmon, I get actual data. However when I try and pull this from either of these ...
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Why perfmon for remote desktop servers get an empty file (only time stamp)?

I'm trying to remotely monitor a server using perfmon, the output file is always empty and only the time stamp field is there?
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Perfmon % Processor Time unbalanced

I am somewhat of an accidental DBA, and I'm troubleshooting a SQL Server box where performance has been notoriously poor (as reported by the customer). I was not involved in the initial planning of ...
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Perfmon not logging to SQL Server

I'm trying to use an established Data Collector Set to start loggging perfmon counters to a local SQL Database (on a local SQL instance). However, here's what my current setup looks like: And when ...
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In Windows 7, why can't I use perfmon against a remote server?

I am on Windows 7 and trying to run perfmon against Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers. I am running into the same issue with all remote machines. When creating a data collector set, I specify a ...
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Interpretation of typeperf counters for loopback interface

I have collected performance statistics using typeperf for the following counters: Network Interface(MS TCP Loopback interface)\Bytes Total/sec 10 203 372 Network Interface(MS TCP Loopback ...
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How to keep log / keep record of one particular Process

In my Task Manager, there is one process (.exe) I want to keep log or keep record of that process i.e how much cpu % it is utilizing for a particular time \ Day. for example :- abc.exe process Can ...
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Why are my perf counter logs disappearing after the scheduled run time?

I've setup a user defined data collector set in perfmon on Windows Server 2008 R2 Std. I have it set to run for 24hrs. When it is running, I can see the files it is creating in the output path. ...
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IIS/ASP.NET performance incident - Perfmon Current Annonymous Users going through roof but Requests/sec low

Setup: ASP.NET 4.0 website on IIS 6.0 on Win 2003 64 bit, 8xCPUs, 16GB memory, separate SQL 2005 DB server. Had a serious slowdown today with any otherwise fairly well performing ASP.NET site. For a ...
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Why is the average in perfmon different than the average calculated from the csv?

I'm looking at a Physical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer counter in perfmon. We've always had faith in the Average number that perfmon reports over the selected time span. I can't figure out why if I ...
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How to allow users to monitor performance of a set of servers without touching every server?

I'm not a sysadmin, so this may be trivial. We have about 20 Windows Server 2008 R2 VMs we want to monitor centrally using Perfmon. The only issue is that the user account that's going to be doing ...
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Cache Total Entries increase and decrease as a delta shape. Why?

My performance counter "cache total entries" "cache total hits" "cache total misses" keeps increasing and decreasing as a delta shape around every 1 hour.The decreasing is much fast than increasing. ...
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Windows 2003 IIS 6.0 w3wp PerfMon monitoring

We have a number of web applications set up as Virtual Directories under one web site on Windows 2003/IIS 6.0 servers. Each VirDir has a dedicated App Pool. One of my users wanted to know if I could ...
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Use perfmon to monitor a specific ASP.NET webapp across worker process restarts, IIS restarts, etc.?

I have a few perfmon performance counters that I'd like to track for a specific ASP.NET application over an extended period of time, say a week or a month. The trouble is that perfmon counters are ...
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Poolmon Nonp total bytes not equal to Perfmon Memory > Nonpaged Pool Bytes

We are monitoring a server for a potential Nonpaged Pool memory leak. So we setup a cmd batch file to output to the Nonpaged Pool allocation every 10 mins. We also setup a perfmon counter log to ...
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Remote Perfmon Is Super Slow

I'm trying to use perfmon to monitor some servers, but adding counters is excruciatingly slow. Each click freezes the window for tens of seconds. How can I speed this up?
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What could be cause of ASP.NET State Server timeout?

I recently migrated an app from SQL Server backed sessions to the ASP.NET State Server. About once a week there is a brief failure of ASP.NET to connect to the state server. These last from 20 ...
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Importing performance monitor settings from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008?

On Windows Server 2003, I have some performance counters set up in Performance Monitor (perfmon). I would like to use these same counters on some new Windows Server 2008 servers. How do I import these ...
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Why can't I connect on port 445?

I need to collect baseline performance data on a SQL Server running on Windows Server 2008 R2. When I open perfmon on my computer running Windows 7 and try to add counters from the remote server, I ...
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Perfmon no alerts

I'm trying to setup a simple monitor that triggers when disk space reaches a minimum threshold. To do this I have: created a new user defined data collector set selected 'Manual' for creation type ...
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Logman user switch confusion

I'm setting up a powershell script that installs a logman counter on several servers that are in dire need of some performance monitoring. The documentation states that the -u switch works with ...
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Manually generate Data Collector report Server 2008 R2

I created a User Defined data collector set the other day to track a server for 12 hours. It seems to have run but I do not have the usual "Report", just the performance counters and the kernel ...
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Using Perfmon counters only, how can I determine host CPU contention / overload?

I'm running VMWare and have an ESX host that is running at 100% CPU. I also have two Exchange 2010 CAS servers that are running at 100% CPU, Here are some additiona observations: The sum of the ...
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Capturing Memory / IO counters for ASP.NET Web Applications in IIS

I have an ASP.NET 4.5 (Web API) web application hosted in IIS on Windows Server 2008 R2. This web application is hosted in it's own application pool using the Integrated pipeline. I am trying to use ...
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Any way to analyze Windows Server 2008 perfmon logs on a Windows XP system?

The server I am analyzing is Windows 2008 and I collected the logs locally. Is there any way to read them on my XP desktop, rather than on that production server?
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Good Perfmon Counters for Initial Troubleshooting

I increasingly deal with users who complain there "computer is slow" or that "it takes forever to load" on the laptops we provide (fairly standard build of Windows 7 32-bit with Office 2010 and a few ...
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Configuring PA Server Monitor for Windows monitoring

My company got PA Server Monitor to monitor 6 servers. I have few questions regarding configuration. So far I've made disk space and ping monitors. Generally two servers are IIS 7, two are SQL Server ...
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check_nrpe and non-fixed counter names

For some counters I have noticed Windows convently does provide a stable name for them, for example: \.NET Data Provider for SqlServer(_lm_w3svc_3_root-1-123412341234[6789]\Number of Free Conections ...
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Excel techniques for perfmon csv log file analysis

I have perfmon running against several servers, where I'm outputting to a .csv file data like CPU %time, memory bytes free, hard disk I/O metrics like s/write and writes/s. The ones graphing the SQL ...
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Memory monitoring with Win Server 2008 Performance Monitor

I'm trying to make report that uses Perfmon log files and all is great, but I'm little confused about Memory counters. I need two values: Total size of physical RAM installed on server (same value ...
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Win2008 perfmon data collector set doesn't start?

I'm trying to monitor my Windows 2008 R1 performance using perfmon, however, after creating a new data collection set in perfmon, it won't start at all.
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Why would Memory\Available Bytes go down, even when Virtual Memory used is constant?

I have a long-running application that continually loops through video files. It runs for some hours, and then a message box appears along the lines of "The system is running low on memory...". I've ...
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Perfmon alert reports one counter at most

Good day, everyone! I've been trying to set up some perfmon alerts, but encountered a problem. There are a few counters added to data collector, which is set to call a certain task with "{counter} ...
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Understanding Logman - Processor Time

As part of a project I am working on, I have to monitor server/desktop performance to ensure there is no degradation as a direct result of my work. I thought I would set up some performance counters ...
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What could cause perfmon to stop collecting data?

Here's a graph of my perfmon tracking CPU usage of some processes. https://www.side-quest.com/DATA_STORAGE/perfmon.jpg The processes both hang at the same time (without any CPU consumption) and stop ...
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Add perfmon counter from remote machine

Have a strange issue where one user on Windows 2008 Server R2 can add performance counters from a different server (same OS) but a second user can't because cannot connect to remote machine. ...
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Windows server 2008 I/O counters

For an I/O capacity study I'm working on, (on a windows server 2008R2 system) I'd like to gather absolute I/O counts for a given physical (or logical) disk over a specific period of time. When I look ...