troubleshooting Question

Extreemly high average disk queue length

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I am using a N-Able/N-Central monitoring and on some servers I see the average disk queue length randomly reported in an extremely high number. For example: 4875851.

If i manually monitor the queue length via performance monitor or even capture data in windows perfmon log files I see no data logged that high.

The product vendor (solarwinds) says that the metric is taken directly from WMI readings.
Win32_PerfRawData_PerfDisk_LogicalDisk get AvgDiskQueueLength

Is it possible that WMI is reporting a value that high?

System is Hyper-v 2008r2.  Mulitple VM's
Four SAS disks: 15K 6Gb/s (Write-Cache Status Write Back )
Raid level: 5
Raid Card: Adaptec 6805, 512MB RAM
Stripe size: 256KB
Write-cache/mode: write through

I have another similar system with 6 SAS drives in Raid10, getting same WMI type results.
Adam Brown
Cloud Security Consultant
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