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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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How Long Should Data Collection Sets run in Windows Server Performance Montioring

I currently have an application server and a database server both running on Windows Server 2008 R2. I have been tasked with generating a weekly report on the utilization of CPU, Memory and Disk. I am ...
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What is the (*) in Windows Performance Counters

Take the following counter for example: \LogicalDisk(*)\% Free Space Where can I find what can be plugged in place of the *? I know sometimes it's _global_ and other times it can be _total_. I ...
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How to customize Windows “Performance Monitor”?

I'm wondering if that's possible to set a customized action counter that is not listed as one of the counters? e.g. a batch script that measure a time for running my application, and then notify the ...
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864 views

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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261 views

Perfmon data into SQL

Sorry for the wall of text below. At my workplace we have quite a few Exchange servers and supporting Domain Controllers, all currently being monitored by SCOM. I've setup certain monitoring elements ...
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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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2answers
284 views

How to monitor a Windows process' working set greater than 4GB?

Apparently the .NET framework has a bug that prevents working set values above 2GB from accurately being determined. Between 2 and 4GB one can apply some xor-ing calculation to obtain the value, but ...
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102 views

How to monitor I/O for a specific file

In windows server 2008 it is possible to see the top files which consume the most I/O on the filesystem using standard system tools. How to setup the same counters, but in reverse - I would like to ...
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Very active database with high % disk times

I have a very active website which is using a NoSql database (RavenDb). I don't have exact figures as i'm not quite sure how to extract this information (any help would be great!) But looking in ...
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Windows Server 2008 Current Bandwidth Performance Monitor Scaling

I've been looking over Microsoft's performance monitor documentation and the one thing I'm confused about is scaling. Is it purely just for viewing the data more easily? I'm trying to view ...
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3answers
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Can I monitor active user count on my iis sites?

We are having problems with performance on our server that host our websites that the processor gets upp to 90%. I would like to monitor the amount of users active on your sites that are published on ...
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1answer
328 views

How can I save the counters’ setup in windows performance monitor

I need a comprehensive and complex set of performance counters in windows performance monitor. At this point every time that I use performance monitor, I have to add the counters, one by one. Is there ...
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1answer
118 views

Memory bloat / leak in 3rd party IIS script

We have a 3rd party application that runs on an IIS web server, during the day as people use it, it seems to take up more and more memory until the server is very close to the memory limit and we get ...
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2answers
394 views

Inducing artificial network latency in Hyper-V

I want to do some testing on how will system performance degrade with various changes in network throughput and latency. I am using Hyper-V for virtualization. Is there a way I can artificially limit ...
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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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0answers
450 views

Physical Disk counters not showing up in PerfMon results

I am trying to diagnose some issues for a customer, but i notice that none of the disk related counters show up in my PerfMon results (graph or csv format). I found this article ...
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2answers
94 views

I need an admin toolset for Windows 2003 and 2008

i know this is way too general question but anyway. I need few tools, will write down my tasks as sysadmin and if you have any to automate my job i would be glad to hear. I don't mind paying for ...
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What is “a lot” of Page Faults?

I am monitoring the memory object in Windows 2k8, and am tracking the Page Faults/sec counter. Is there any threshold to determining what is an excessive amount of page faults? Or should I be more ...
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1answer
504 views

Processor(_Total)\%Idle Time inconsistent with Processor(_Total)\%Processor Time

I'm trying to monitor total CPU usage on a Win2k8 R2 server using Performance Monitor. I'm running in HyperV VM on a 12-core system but only a single hyper-threaded core is allocated to this image ...
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546 views

I want to measure memory usage of an application over time. How do I do it?

I want to use PerfMon to measure memory usage of the application over time, however, there are more than dozen Memory related counters. Which one will give me an accurate picture?
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Can anyone recommend utilities to measure response time of a Windows Terminal Server?

Users are currently experiencing performance problems when using RDP to connect to Windows Terminal Servers. Even users connected to the data centre directly on fibre link are experiencing problems, ...
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1answer
678 views

What should be monitored to troubleshoot file sharing problems?

I'm running into some problems with a file share used by an ASP.NET web application. With this configuration, there are 2 web servers (win2k8 web) that connect to a file server (win2k8 enterprise), ...
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Log perfmon data to SQL Server

I am trying to log perfmon log (Windows Server 2008) to SQL Server 2005 (Windows Server 2003) using dsn (SQL Server authentication). On start perfmon counter i am getting error: "Call to ...
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1answer
93 views

Atsar type resource monitor for Windows?

Does anyone know of any nice, simple system performance monitoring tools for a Windows 2008 RC2 server? I come from a Linux world where Atsar would fulfill the job easily, and was looking for ...
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1answer
713 views

How can I create an event trace with logman.exe on W2K8?

For various reasons, I'd like to get a trace of disk accesses on some Windows Server 2008 machines. I can set up a user defined data collector set in the Reliability and Performance Monitor tool to ...
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175 views

mysql settings - using the available resources

I've got a lot of processing work I need to run on a mysql server. I've installed mysql 5.1.45-community on a Win 2008 64bit. Its running on a Xeon, 3ghz 6 processors with 8 gig ram. It doesn't ...
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1answer
457 views

Where has performance monitor SQL logging gone in Windows 2008?

I'm quite used to having the option of logging windows performance counters to an MSSQL database since Windows 2000. I've just tried setting up some performance counters on a new machine today and ...
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Weird memory usage in Windows Server 2008 R2

I hope someone can help. We've got a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with 16GB of RAM that keeps getting all its available memory eaten by something. Nothing in Task Manager or Resource Monitor reveals ...
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327 views

How do I objectively measure an application's load on a server

All, I'm not even sure where to begin looking for resources to answer my question, and I realize that speculation about this kind of thing is highly subjective. I need help determining what class of ...
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1answer
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What performance counter is used to display total RAM usage on a Windows 2008 server?

I'm trying to use the Performance Counters so I can log the total RAM usage on a particular machine. I've got a sneaky feeling that it's maxing out (due to some bad code) ... server has a heart attack ...
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181 views

Perfmon - Win 2008 - Recording Metric Twice!

I am noticing that a local perfmon I have set up to measure CPU on a Win 2008 server is actually recording two data points when recording to CPU: "(PDH-CSV 4.0) (GMT Daylight ...
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330 views

Win Server 2008 - Reliability & Performance Monitor not restarting

When setting up a user-defined data collection set which is written to a CSV file, I need to get the set to restart itself every hour, thus recreating the log file. Otherwise my log files will get too ...