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

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Huge CS value in #vmstat - what does it mean?

Here is the output for #vmstat for my VPS (Parallels virtualization): procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- -----cpu------ r b swpd free buff cache si so ...
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What does this blktrace output mean?

I run blktrace and get lines like the following: 8,0 0 4 0.000016614 783 P N [kjournald] What does the N stand for? The field it's in is supposed to indicate read or write ...
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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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How can I get a windows server to collate and email 4 daily reports/graphs for server performance

I run a windows 2008 webserver and would like to setup the most basic performance monitoring in the world. What i would like is: a plot of ASP.Net request time for each w3wp process for a 24hour ...
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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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Chef / performance data

I am looking into making performance data like page response time integrated with Chef. Does anyone has a clue what would be the starting point? I have already deployed Chef, I have enabled ...
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Restore Perfmon Action/View Menus after hiding?

In Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, Service Pack 2: Start > Run... > perfmon Select menu View > Customize... Uncheck option "Standard menus (Action and View)" Select button "OK" How ...
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How to find virtualization performance bottlenecks?

We have recently started moving our C++ build server(s) from real machines into VMs. (MS Hyper-V) We have some performance issues that I've currently no idea how to address. We have: Test-Box - ...
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Ubuntu program RAM and CPU OID

Running on Ubuntu. I need to monitor my program CPU and RAM , my prefer way is to monitor by SNMP. Does someone know the OID for program CPU and RAM(not total)? If there isnt so what is the simple ...
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Why is ASP.NET not in the performance monitor?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 server. It's virtual, not that that should make any difference. It's only purpose in life is running IIS 7 and it does that quite nicely. However, when I go ...
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Is there a perfmon replacement? [closed]

I need faster stats polling and more granular display than once a second... Is there a way to configure perfmon to poll/display on faster intervals? Or is there an alternative that can query the same ...
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Increasing collection level for performance counters in vCenter 5

I want to simply increase the collection level of some of the Network performance counters to 4, when I look in performance for the host, and click 'Advanced', switch to look at the Network ...
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Monitoring networks and switches [closed]

I'm new to this area when it comes to monitoring services and hardware devices. Is there anything specific I need to know? 1) Are some hardware devices more compatible then others? Like, will some ...
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Windows equivalent performance counters in Linux with Sysstat (or similar)

I administer a range of both Windows and Linux servers. On the Windows servers, I have the following performance counters logging every 15 seconds to a CSV file: Bottleneck analysis: Processor ...
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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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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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How do I collect metrics on the VMs running in my Hyper-V cluster?

I have a Hyper-V cluster on two physical machines. I have a small pile of VMs running on that cluster of varying operating systems. I am trying to collect operating metrics for the VMs so that we ...
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Performance Monitor in Linux [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What tool do you use to monitor your servers? In Windows I use the Performance Monitor to see how much CPU, memory etc my server is using. Is there something similar to ...
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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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Graphing per-user CPU usage on a Linux machine

I want to graph (graphical output would be great, i.e. a .png file) the following situation: I have users A, B, and C. I limit their resources so that when all users run a CPU intensive task at the ...
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Performance Monitor (perfmon) showing some unusual statistics

Recently i have thought to used perfmon.msc to monitor process utilization of remote computer. But i am faced with some peculiar situation. Please see the below Print-screen I have selected three ...
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Performance Monitor ( perfmon ) - how to open .blg file

I have recorded data through perfmon.msc, and save the data. The extension of the Data is .blg. Whenever i double click the file the below windows get open. here, i can't see any log which i have ...
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Is there tool that will monitor or log speed of web server responses [closed]

I have GNU/linux Box (linode VPS running Debian) with PHP, Apache, MySQL and Varnish (and app/site that use those) is there a tool that will save or monitor load times of web server responses?
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Windows 2008 R2 - how to optimise performance monitoring?

It seems there are quite a few "default" monitoring threads running. I have W2008R2 and when I opened Performance Monitor I can see 6 Event Trace Sessions in the System collector sets. This is ...
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Monitoring memory (sharedm buffered, cached) for Xserve

I am trying to monitor detailed memory useage over time for MacOSX /Xserver. NetSNMP version 5.4.2.1 on MacOS 10.6 does not report the following mibs oid=".1.3.6.1.4.1.2021.4.11" ...
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Server Monitoring: Collect data on Windows machine [closed]

Here's the situation: three servers need to be monitored, all data should be accessible on Windows machine. Standard sensors need to be monitored: - cpu usage - mem usage - disk usage I'm out of ...
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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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Collect and view Performance Monitor information from multiple servers

I can use windows Performance Monitor to view counters like CPU, RAM, ASP.NET connections, or any other available counters, for a specific server. Is there a tool available for windows that would ...
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How to monitor IO svctm with every 5 mins frequency using nagios?

I want to collect samples of iostat's svctm, await every 5 mins from all of my servers and store them in nagios. I want to get the values for what is happening in every 5 minutes (not since boot time, ...
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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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Find out the most I/O loaded directory

Looking for ways to find out the most I/O loaded directory in windows. similar to the following in linux to pin point the problem/bottleneck directory. iostat -p 1 Thanks
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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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performance monitoring on server

I think the tool name is SARS? I have CPanel host and need to monitor loads and such. What tool and how do I do it? I'm just wanting to be able to tie in load average with a site randomly not loading ...
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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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Windows: How to determine the cause of heavy disk use

I'm using perfmon's "PhysicalDisk\% Idle Time" to determine when the disk is being used heavily. The question is, what's the best/quickest way to narrow down what was using the disk? I'm aware of the ...
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How do I make Performance Monitor always log the time AND date?

I have been using Performance Monitor to keep an eye on Non-Paged Memory usage over the last few months. From the csv files generated I have been creating graphs to make it easy to pin point problem ...
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Have issue with monitoring 32bit app pools running on 64bit IIS

I am performing a monitoring task on my 64bit web server which has couple of applications pools running in 32bit mode. I am using .Net CLR Memory object in perfmon to monitor them. However, my ...
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Exchange 2010 - resolving Calendar Attendant\Requests Failed

On my mailbox server, I am receiving the alert: MSExchange Calendar Attendant\Requests Failed Or in Solarwinds Requests Failed (Calendar Attendant) for Exchange 2010 Mailbox Role Counters ...
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htop Memory meter is full. I haven't even started any service yet

I don't understand why my htop meter is full already. I'm not even running some task. Here's the screenshot of my htop: http://i.imgur.com/F56uB.png The green meter shows used memory, the blue meter ...
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Remote Performance Monitoring SQL Server

I've got a couple of servers running SQL Server 2005 Enterprise and I'd like to monitor them remotely using Perfmon (Windows' Performance Monitor). On my machine, I have an instance of SQL Server ...
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Lightweight (plug and play) machine resource monitoring utility? [duplicate]

I need to monitor my Ubuntu Linux server performance, prior to diving into nagios / zabbix type of "enterprise server monitoring" solutions I would prefer something more lightweight. My requirements ...
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What options exist to compare the performance of a Solaris 5.9 and a Linux (Redhat RHEL 5.X) Server?

What options exist to compare the performance of a Solaris 5.9 and a Linux (Redhat RHEL 5.X) Server? I have aging Solaris server and a replacement Linux server hosted on VMWare. A key success factor ...
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Diagnosing windows file server performance issues, utilities?

We've been having a ton of performance issues on our windows server 2008 R2 file server in the office of late. We've been trying to pinpoint the issue for ages but can't work it out. We have 4 ...
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Performance monitoring on Linux/Unix

I run a few Windows servers and (Debian and Ubuntu) Linux and AIX servers. I would like to continously monitor performance on these systems in order to easily identify bottlenecks as well as to have ...
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Is it possible to get hdparm to report the current level of performance degradation on my SSD?

I work on a product that is a headless Debian Linux system with removable Intel X-25M solid state drives. Recently we noticed that the read/write performance of these drives degrades over time, and ...
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description of perfmon counters?

I'd like to use typeperf or logman to process and/or log some basic system health information on a PC (running WinXP), but I can't find a description of common performance counters, just "typeperf -q" ...
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Complete server snapshot for troubleshooting performance?

From time to time, something happens to our website that makes it slow and unresponsive. Inevitably, this happens at like 3 AM, on a day when all the devs have gone to bed early. Are there any good ...
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Is it possible to filter top to show specific processes?

I'm run top and I want to always see java/tomcat/redis/mysql/mongo, is that possible?
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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 ...