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Alert: A significant portion of the database buffer cache has been written out to the system paging file.

Posted on 2016-08-10
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Dear Experts

Please can someone assist me. I keep receiving these alerts from SCOM.

The server is virtualized running Windows 20089 R2 std with 4GB static memory assigned.

I have attached my page file settings.

My page file settings
Here is the alert I keep receiving:

Alert: A significant portion of the database buffer cache has been written out to the system paging file. This may result in severe performance degradation.
Source: ESE - MYCOMPANYZAMVXMR1 (Common) - ZAM
Path: MYCOMPANYZAMVXMR1.mycompany.local;MYCOMPANYZAMVXMR1 (Common) - ZAM Last modified by: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Last modified time: 8/10/2016 5:58:03 PM Alert description: Information Store (3836) A significant portion of the database buffer cache has been written out to the system paging file.  This may result in severe performance degradation.

See help link for complete details of possible causes.

Resident cache has fallen by 3844 buffers (or 25) in the last 10804 seconds.

Current Total Percent Resident: 35 (11365 of 31579 buffers)
EventSourceName: ESE


  Knowledge: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=67336&id=f083c9f7-7cf4-4714-a9ef-17da49d093e0

  Computer: MYCOMPANYZAMVXMR1.mycompany.local

  Impacted Entities (0):

Alert view link: "http://MYCOMPANYDATVOMC1/OperationsManager?DisplayMode=Pivot&AlertID=%7b062f6be9-847d-41a7-ba2f-c35d0048682b%7d"
Notification subscription ID generating this message: {A9A77DFC-F770-1263-1632-EB2C9A5AF168}
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The server is virtualized running Windows 20089 R2 std with 4GB static memory assigned.

4gb is way too small
mailbox role requirement is 8gb minimum (exchange 2013) so not surprised you are getting those errors

how many mailboxes?  what version of exchange?
i would start by increasing the memory to 8gb and go from there
if you still have errors, increase to 16gb though again, sizing partially depends on number of mailboxes
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by:TTAF4
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Hi Seth

The server only has 9 mailboxes on it.

Exchange version is Exchange 2010 SP3 RU11
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even still, it's below the system requirements
i've done 4gb in a test environment and had a lot of issues with exchange services
i increased to 8gb and ran much better
with only 9 mailboxes, 8gb should make this go away
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Thank you
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