Questions about monitoring server hardware and software performance, or network performance.

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Performance counter alert not working

I want to monitor for example CPU usage on a server and run a script which will figure out the most demanding processes and logs it into file. I planned to use Performance counter alert which can be ...
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System-monitoring with Cacti: How to execute arbitrary script when threshold reached?

When doing system-monitor with Cacti[1], can you execute an arbitrary script when a threshold is reached, yes or no? If yes, how? [1] I was planning on using the Cacti plugin Thold but as far as I ...
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Windows 2008 R2, heat map

How do we get server heat map data from windows server based on memory usage and cpu usage. Our server Admins are not required to do this and our Dev team is trying to do this ourselves.I am trying to ...
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What is involved in adding ZFS cache stats to orca?

I am interested in looking to add ZFS cache stats into existing orca performance monitoring that we have. Particularly, I am interested in the output of echo ::memstat | mdb -k Am still in the early ...
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How to set IIS Logging to best fit this scenario

I need to monitor a IIS 7 App Pool (WCF is running on it) and I would like to read messages like: Request A Received. Pool is down. Starting Pool. Request B Received. Pool going up. Request C ...
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Performance Monitor: How can I record thread states & wait reasons from all threads running in a process?

How can I record the thread states & thread wait reasons from all threads running within a specific process (WmiPrvSE.exe in this case)? Or even better from a list of processes that match a filter ...
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Orca yearly graph is not showing correct results

We are using Orca for performance monitoring on a number of solaris servers. We've got plots for hourly, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly. However, the yearly plot is displaying hour ...
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PRTG Network Monitor custom sensor - return grouped data

I have an IBM DS3512 storage system that I want to monitor. So far I was able to create a custom XML sensor on Powershell, that grabs performance data saved by smcli.exe (the only known way to reach ...
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High CPU caused by system interrupts

We have a three day old Idacentre A740 AIO PC. (windows 8.1 pro) The system is up-to-date. After we start the PC and "do notthing" the system interrupts taken 40% CPU time approximately. Tried to ...
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SCOM 2012 - Limit WCF monitoring to only specific entry points

When monitoring IIS hosted WCF web services for performance violations, how can I configure my Monitoring Wizard to only monitor a specific entry point? I can seemingly define additional entry points ...
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SCOM 2012 - Record number of active asp.net users at time of alert

I'm currently monitoring the WCF endpoints belonging to an ASP.NET Web Application in SCOM 2012. I want to be able to determine the number of active users (standard ASP.NET membership provider) at the ...
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New Relic Connections Per Server [duplicate]

Using New Relic I am trying to understand the relationship between simultaneous connections and server performance via new relic. As an example of the relationship I would like to see, it would be ...
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Tracking the slow - how to list all processes related to web-server?

I wanted to ask people in this community about administration of the Debian based web server - its a dedicated server, hosting a single website. From time to time the web site is slowing down, on ...
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Exchange performance counter analisys - Outlook not responding

Problem: Users experiencing poor Outlook(2010) performance, often got "Outlook trying to retreive data from exchange server...." message. Environment: Intel modular server On this terminal ...
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PerfMon: Processor Queue Length - Random high spikes

I'm investigating alleged high CPU usage on one of our client's servers. After about 1 business day of "normal" activity, PerfMon is reporting the following values for Processor Queue Length, and I'm ...
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Server high memory and cpu - no leads

I've been asked to troubleshoot a server hosting our application at a client's facility. The client has complained to us on two separate occasions in the last week - week and a half. In one instance ...
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Benchmarking for DISK I/O Writes Per Second - ElasticSearch and MySQL

During working on our project we needed to decide should we use "ElasticSearch" or "MySQL" to record the audit/trail logs of the system. Searching speed is not an issue here, we needed to see the disk ...
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How to measure file access by process over time?

I would like to take a sampling of data / file access over the course of several hours or days in order to ascertain what processes (with their accompanying files) are consuming the most drive IO in ...
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How to ascertain where to effectively allocate server resources?

I have recently received an upgrade to one of my servers of a 256GB SSD drive (this is in addition to two other primary 1TB drives) and a memory upgrade bringing the server to 64GB from 32GB of RAM. ...
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How to monitor Windows mount points with Observium?

I am evaluating Observium for host and network monitoring and have many servers that use Windows mount points to mount the disks, rather than use drive letters. Using the standard SNMP service in ...
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Solaris: how to list swap space per process?

On Solaris, how can I find out how much swap space a given process is occupying? Or even better, how can I list all running processes sorted by swap space usage? I'm asking this particulary for ...
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htop CPU usage information does not look consistent

Please have a look at htop screenshot below You can see there that current host has two CPU cores (or CPUs). All processes are ordered by CPU usage descending. So how is it possible that with ...
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Why does performance monitor show more cores than I have in my DL580 server?

I ran a performance monitor trace on two hp DL580 G7 servers running Windows Server 2008 R2 with 40 CPU cores. One perfmon trace showed the server having 60 cores, and the other trace showed 64 ...
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Centralised log monitoring for linux servers [closed]

I've read several QA on this site about monitoring servers, but I found out, that none of them centralises all the logs I want to watch. To describe my situation: 10 linux hosts Using logwatch to ...
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How can I monitor disk IO load on a Windows 2008 server?

We are running multiple processes on our servers, which are mostly CPU intensive, but also use the local HDDs for reading the data. I can trivially look at the CPU load and memory usage in TaskManager ...
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Linux dd: Is there a way to redirect its output for monitoring?

Sometime the servers in my workplace experience some weird behavior, it happens in random physical racks around different DC's around the world. It seems like there's a networking bandwidth issues ...
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Optimal configuration of “Processor load is too high” trigger in Zabbix

I monitor approx. 10 Linux servers with 4 CPU cores each with Zabbix. I was receiving way to many false alarms from "Processor load is too high" trigger lately. The "Processor load is too high" ...
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Export memory consumption of a executable for multiple users over time on Server 2008

I have seen similar question by other users, but could not find a one related to an executable. Situation: Terminal server where 10-15 users log in and run applications. For this instance, we want to ...
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Zabbix monitoring a custom process

Hello I’m new with Zabbix, I have the follow scenario: About 10 windows server with our process that we have to monitoring. The processes have different name but they have the same prefix, for ...
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IIS Performance Counters recorded extremely large requests per second value

While I've been monitoring a production IIS server receiving around 1000 - 5000 requests per second almost steadily, I've encountered a few spikes in the performance counter "Requests/sec" and "GET ...
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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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Using Powershell to get a group of specific perfmon counters

I'm trying to set up a script that generates blg files every set amount of time, using powershell. I know this can be done using perfmon XML templates, but for this specific project I have to do it ...
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Why this server is so slow?

I hired a VPS in DigitalOcean, it's hosted in Amsterdam, I'm in Turkey. But server is responding slowly and page is freezing/lagging even at ajax POST-GET request.(there is a basic browser game in ...
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mpstat not displaying intr/s column

I'm on CentOS 6.5, sysstat 9.0.4.22.el6 For some reason mpstat is not displaying the intr/s column I'm running it this way, for example, and only these columns get displayed: mpstat -P ALL 1 5 ...
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Linux filesystem page cache - hot or not

How can you tell how much of the filesystem cache is hot (frequently accessed) or not? The use case would be determining when you are approaching the limits of your memory but before you actually hit ...
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SCOM alert: The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been exceeded

We are monitoring several Windows Server 2012 R2 VMs running on Hyper-V. Now SCOM (2012 R2 UR2) reports: The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been ...
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HP arrray - XP and EVA - performance monitoring

I have some HP arrays I'd like to monitor for performance. I'm making a reasonable amount of progress with my 3PARs, in using ssh connectivity and show... commands to gather performance information ...
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Why am I unable to start the built-in System Data Collector Sets on Window Server 2008R2?

Why am I unable to start the built-in System Data Collector Sets on Window Server 2008R2? I can select "Start", but nothing happens and the report is never generated. I don't see any errors in the ...
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Is the Datadog install script safe to run? [closed]

I have a production server (CentOS 6, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, PHP, wordpress). I want to see some metrics (e.g., load bandwidth, RAM, CPU and so on). I chose a Datadog for this task. The instructions ...
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Real time server status on another linux server

I'm looking to make some sort of readable file(pipe?) on my two web servers that shows the id of the mysql server with the least load to use in load balancing as well as some other applications. I'm ...
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Php-Fpm: status URL for all pools

I have an ISPConfig server serving php pages with FPM in ondemand mode. On another server with a single fpm pool I keep daemon monitored using the /status URL and work great. In ISPConfig case there ...
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Getting performance metrics from a (cluster of) nodejs process(es)

What are some ways to get interesting performance metrics out of any given node.js app, and how can one deal with that when there's essentially many running processes using cluster.js? Interesting ...
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How to [politely?] tell software vendor they don't know what they're talking about

Not a technical question, but a valid one nonetheless. Scenario: HP ProLiant DL380 Gen 8 with 2 x 8-core Xeon E5-2667 CPUs and 256GB RAM running ESXi 5.5. Eight VMs for a given vendor's system. ...
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ubuntu 12.04 long term monitoring

I´ve a Ubuntu 12.04 server with a lamp stack running. I´m fighting with ressource scoring scripts (f.e. php scripts generating excel files). I´ve googled a lot of software but couldn´t find a fitting ...
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Performance Monitor for ASP.Net applications

I have an IIS hosted ASP.Net site which is experiencing timeouts. I would like to be able to monitor it from every angle but I'm not sure where to start with configuring PerfMon counters. Does anyone ...
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Nagios Alerts / Notifications - SMS

Configured Nagios core 4.0 and NDOutil 2.0 both are working in ubuntu. Now i am looking for alert types in Nagios. And i am confused in plug-ins and Add-ons in nagios. Especially i am looking in ...
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SQL Server Timeout issues at random times causing performance degradation

I am having random timeout during a brief period of time on certain days. My CPU, Memory looks fine. So I ran Performance Monitor during these spikes and found my average disk sec/read was 5.8 ...
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Logging detailed network activity on Windows Server 2008

One of my clients is experiencing internet delays and outages within their small network. They've verified with their cable company that the issue is not related to any cable company outages. The ...
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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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get current hard disk read write in ubuntu and make log file

I'm writing a customized monitoring panel for Ubuntu server. At this step i need to get real time hard disk read and write rate then put it into a file as a log file. I used tools like Hdparm,Iotop ...