We have a server that appears to have a memory leak and it has just stopped twice in the past month. There were no events in the logs and no memory dump file either. The server had to be restarted through the DRAC/console as it was totally unresponsive.
Server = Windows Server 2003 R2 Std SP2
We have some performance monitors running remotely from our system monitoring server and found out the following:
1. CPU Utilization: Appears to be steady.
2. Memory Utilisation: Both Physical and Virtual are trending upwards = last time the server stopped the memory utilization was at around 85%.
3. Objects - Threads: this is also trending upwards.
We are trying to identify which program/service is causing the server to stop. We have suspicions as to what is causing the problem, but we need to be specific before the vendors will get involved.
Any tips, hints, monitors or methods to help us narrow down which program/service is causing the issue would be appreciated.