perfmon in R2

Posted on 2011-09-15
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1)In R2, I am trying to create a log of only 3 counters. But it is populating so many counters. Why is the setting I choose here does not stay through?

2)what is ntkernel.etl I did not ask for it.. is it mandatory? what program can open a etl file?
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Perform Counters can be a nightmare.
what are you trying to monitor?
the PAL tool from http://pal.codeplex.com/ has templates set for monitoring servers. it has predifined counters that is required to monitor servers. the template list is also exhaustive.
It should save some time.

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I just need to monitor what % of cpu and memory are being used, every minute.. i am running something that may go one for several hours and i need to know the trend of cpu/memory usage during that time.

PAL is fine, but I do not need all the counters, just the 2 or 3 is fine..
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etl is the event tracelog file.
for your  purpose and requirement, perfmon is ok - but it is not the best tool.
i would use PRTG monitor (freeware) that comes with 10 free sensor. all you have to do is, install it on a remote comp and add two sensor - one to monitor CPU of the server and other to monitor Memory of the server.
you can also configure it to send you an email the minute it goes above x% or below y%
give it a try and you will love it for this sort of use.
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let me know if you need step by step instructions to setup PRTG. woudnt take more than 10 mins to set it up.

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>>for your  purpose and requirement, perfmon is ok - but it is not the best tool.

what is best situations for perfmon?

>>let me know if you need step by step instructions to setup PRTG. woudnt take more than 10 mins to set it up.

yes please
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Download and install PRTG Monitor from here - http://www.paessler.com/download/prtg
Once it has been installed, you will be given options to open either web interface or windows GUI at the setup finish screen.

I would recommend that you always stick with PRTG web interface - as it is easier to navigate than the Windows GUI.

default username and password to login would be prtgadmin and prtgadmin

once logged in, you will need to add a device - self explanatory - just find the menu that says devices, and select submenu that says add device.

you will now be asked to select a group. select a default group and add the IP address of the device - which in our case is the server that is to be monitored. click next
DO NOT select automatically detect sensors - as it will add many sensors. stick with Manually Add sensors option.
Then select WIndows Server - WMI - to add CPU sensor as sensor1 and memory sensor as sensor 2

you are all set. additional notifications can (email or sms ) can be setup in notification area in system setup.

video tutorials here http://www.paessler.com/support/video_tutorials are extremely helpful.
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