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Can't find the performance counter - PercentMemoryUsed when creating a new rule/monitor RRS feed

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  • Hi guys,

    What I am trying to do is to set up alerting for physical memory high utilization for windows server 2008/2012.

    I can see that, there is already a rule called "Percent Memory Used" under both windows 2008/2012 Operating System, however, it doesn't seem to have a threshold defined. So I am trying to create a new one and set up a desired threshold for alerting and health state. But I can' t see the performance counter - PercentMemoryUsed under Object - Memory when creating a new rule or a new monitor, however, I was able to choose this counter when I created either a performance view or performance report.

    Below are two screenshots:

     1. one is to create a performance report - I am able to see this performance counter

     2. one is to create a new rule - not able to see the performance counter

    Any one can shed some lights , your help is much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Hubery


    • Edited by Huberyhe Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:57 PM
    Thursday, July 23, 2015 11:56 PM

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  • there is no such percent of memory used performance counter. You should develop a custom script to calculate the percent of memory used. You may download this MP which has percent memory used monitor.

    http://blog.scomskills.com/monitor-percent-memory-used-on-windows/

    Roger

    Friday, July 24, 2015 2:50 AM
  • Hi Roger,

    Thanks a lot for your reply, from what I have been testing, it seems like the PercentUsedMemory is not a performance counter can be used straight away, however, I am just confused why I am able to see this performance counter from report then, see below, would you be able to explain it, thanks again!

     

    Friday, July 24, 2015 4:21 AM
  • This counter came from the performance rule definition and not from windows performance counter.

    Roger

    Friday, July 24, 2015 7:14 AM
  • Thanks Roger for the explanation.

    Cheers,

    Hubery 

    Monday, July 27, 2015 10:35 PM