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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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BSOD crashes after a freeze period of 100% Highest Active Time while the Hard Disk actually appears to be idle [migrated]

After a few BSoD crashes of my Windows 7 that follow a period of semi-frozen environment, I have started monitoring my Resource Monitor to try to catch the culprit in act. The symptoms are: The ...
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What exactly do the colors in htop status bars mean?

By default, htop shows colored status bars for processors, memory, and swap. From left to right, the bars are colored green, blue, yellow, and red depending on some thresholds. What does it mean when ...
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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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explain server load

I have got a managed server with a AMD Phenom QuadCore 3000 + 8 GB RAM I heard that s.th between 1-2 server load is 100% workload. My current results there are: 1.27 | 0.8 | 0.78 and in the ...
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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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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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Apache loading time in microseconds - difference between header and log

I recently followed this guide to obtain performance measurement of siteload on a web server. To log the time it takes for Apache to process a request add this to your apache configuration file: ...
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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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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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Active Sessions Performance Counter for Web Server

I would like to monitor the number of active sessions for my ASP.Net 4.0. It is hosted on IIS7 Windows 2008 Server. When I looked at the Performance counter, I saw many instances. How could I know ...
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Gigabit ethernet generally faster than Firewire 800?

If I want to transfer a large file between two computers, which are connected via LAN, would going through the network (setup as gigabit ethernet) be faster than using a direct Firewire 800 connection ...
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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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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 [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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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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Zenoss: Getting SNMP stats over SSH

I have the SSH connection working. I have it successfully modeling the device (Ubuntu Server, in this case). What I can't get to work is the SNMP portion. It sounds like I have to custom add the ...
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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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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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Nagios Check that Simulates Web Full Rendering Time

Does anyone know of a Nagios plugin or cli program that can simulate the load time of a webpage as it would be in a browser. For example the resulting total load time of something like Pingdom's Full ...
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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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Measure Linux IOPS for a running system

How do I measure IOPS of a running Linux server? I know that the theoretical IOPS of a SATA drive is around 90 and enterprise 10k SAS/FC disk is 180. I want to know how much my running system is using ...
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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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Live monitoring on web server logs by tailing the webserver access log

I am looking for a way to find who causes high load on my nginx web server but I do have too many requests per minutes to figure it out which one is the real cause. I want a solution that would work ...
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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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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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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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Monitor SQL Server

I am managing a very important SQL Server 2008 R2 database. I need a solution that notifies me through email if the performance of the database server is getting bad. I am imagining the following ...
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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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Web Application Performance Testing - End User Experience

I currently maintain servers that host a .NET web application for external customers (primarily Microsoft technologies). I would like to find some tools or services that would let me measure web ...