Monitoring Virtual Memory usage


Every now and then we can tell that our server is out of virtual memory because of the http error we get when trying to access our website.

I don't know a lot about this, but I would like to know how the virtual memory usage can be monitored and a event log warning be created (or an e-mail sent) when the virtual memory usage passes some pre-determined threshold.

Is this functionality built into Windows?

Is there cheap software that does it?


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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Use Performance Monitor to setup alerts and logs.  All built in.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:

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skbohlerAuthor Commented:
Which counter represents virtual memory?

What unit is it in (for setting a limit)?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Memory object, Committed Bytes:

Committed Bytes is the amount of committed virtual memory, in bytes. Committed memory is the physical memory which has space reserved on the disk paging file(s). There can be one or more paging files on each physical drive. This counter displays the last observed value only; it is not an average.
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