Browsing articles tagged with "perfmon - 2/5 - Admins Goodies"
Aug 24, 2011
tom

Real time monitoring of MS Windows servers and their services

We have a bunch of large HDTVs in our monitoring office keeping an eye on all of our production equipment. We are monitoring: Cisco routers HP switches HP proliant servers Windows 2003 IIS SQL server At the moment we use Nagios for uptime/availability and alert sending Cacti for bandwidth usage Perfmon running on Vista for server performance A combination of other tools and our own custom code to monitor our actual application performance. All of […]

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Aug 24, 2011
tom

Logman issues with -v option

I have a problem with logman.exe. I can’t get the -v option to work properly. With this parameters: logman create counter EPVMON1 -f csv -v mmddoomm -max 100 -si 120 -o “F:/PerfLogs/EPVMON1″ -cf “F:/EPVMON/EPVTASK/COUNTERS/disk.config” it creates correctly the entry in perfomance monitor but the information at the end of the filename are sequential number (nnnnnn) and not the date. Using ‘mmddhhmm’ instead of ‘mmddoomm’ I get an error that tell me to use nnnnnnn or […]

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Aug 24, 2011
tom

Performance Monitor can’t add counters from .NET data providers

I’m trying to monitor my database connections with Performance Monitor, but for some reason I can no longer add the counters. Every set of counters OTHER than the two .NET Data Providers (for Oracle and SQL Server) works fine. This was working not 10 minutes ago, when it just stopped. I’ve tried rebooting the box, which made no difference. An suggestions on how to figure out how to re-enable these? Here’s the solution: Open cmd […]

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Aug 23, 2011
tom

What Performance Object in Performance Monitor will show Split IO/sec for USB flash drives?

I’m using a Windows XP desktop to test the I/O for a 4GB USB flash drive. I would like to use Performance Monitor to capture the statistics of the test, but neither the Physical Disk or the Logical Disk objects show the USB flash drive as a viable instance. I attempted to track the *Total and 0 C: instances, but *Total only tracked the C: drive and ignored the USB drive. Does anybody know what […]

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Aug 23, 2011
tom

Is there an automated way of collating data from Perfmon?

I’ve been manually collating Perfmon data (e.g., getting screen caps of the perfmon graph to get the average, min, max values) of statistics like % processor usage, % committed bytes in memory, etc in profiling an ASP.NET application for server sizing. I’d like to know if there’s a way to automate this, e.g., get specific perfmon statistics data from some log file or what not, and perhaps even having a report printed out of it? […]

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Aug 23, 2011
tom

Perfmon returns unusual performance objects

I have a several servers in a cluster. One of them is misbehaving and running slowly. I connect to it remotely with PerfMon: Using the “Add Counters” dialog I select my remote server and in the “Performance object” drop down I see a list of numbers – they look like PIDs. If I connect to any of the other servers in the cluster I see the usual list of performance objects such as processor, server […]

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Aug 23, 2011
tom

Use PerfMon to connect to a Remote Computer

I want to use PerfMon to connect to a Remote Computer. What ports do I need to have open in my Firewall to be able to connect? I believe it is port TCP/139. Check out this KB article for reference. Check more discussion of this question. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Print for later Bookmark in Browser Tell a friend

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Aug 23, 2011
tom

Reading the output of perfmon

As per this answer, I’ve configured perfmon to show Memory / Pages Input/sec CPU / CPU Time (%) Physical Disk / Average Queue length (Names might be slightly different on an English version of Windows). Now I see these average values: Memory: 74.613 (1.000) CPU: 16.642 (1.000) Disk: 0.160 (100.000) How do I interpret these values? CPU is simple (16.6% usage). But how about disk? Is that 16 requests every second? Or 0.16? Or 0.0016? […]

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Aug 23, 2011
tom

Escaping characters in Nagios for NC_Net

I’m trying to monitor an MSMQ queue counter using Nagios (3.0.1). The remote server is running NC_Net. The check_command config looks like this: check_command check_nt!COUNTER!-l “\MSMQ Queue(servername\private$\queuename)\Messages in Queue”,”%.f messages in MSMQ queue” -w 5 -c 10 This doesn’t work. I believe that the dollar symbol needs to be escaped and I’m having trouble working out how. This article suggests “$$” ie. check_command check_nt!COUNTER!-l “\MSMQ Queue(servername\private”$$”\queuename)\Messages in Queue”,”%.f messages in MSMQ queue” -w 5 -c […]

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Aug 22, 2011
tom

Monitor number of users logged into Windows XP with Nagios

I have a POS system that won’t work unless the is logged in to the console session. I was thinking since I already have NSClient++ maybe I could monitor a counter via Nagios. Is there a counter for this that I can alert if the account is not logged in? Is it ‘Terminal ServicesTotal Sessions’ ? Right now that shows 2 sessions for my VM which doesn’t entirely make sense to me, unless my remote […]

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