get-process

i am having problem of understanding get-process out put.
Get-Process | Select-Object -First 5
Which column we must be concerned with, is it NPM or PM or WS?
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sara2000Asked:
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AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:
Sara,

Can you please rephrase your question, what are you actually trying to achieve?

NPM is "Non-paged memory"

PM is "paged memory"

and WS is your working set.

I mean, whhat are you wanting to find? WS is your working set memory.
sara2000Author Commented:
The application is slow on the server so I want to know which process is taking too much resources? i get the meaning of PM,WS, NPM ,but they all have value.
Should i take WS as the reference and decide whichever process is taking too much WS then it has the problem?
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AlexProject Systems EngineerCommented:
Well, not really..... This is so far from a valid diagnostic tests it's not even worth doing.

When you say your application server is slow, what application, what hardware is it running on, is it virtual, is it hosting a website? If it's hosting a website is it using application pools. Do they need to be recycled. etc etc etc.

First thing is to use perfmon to actually monitor your memory and processor usage

https://onlinehelp.tableau.com/current/server/en-us/perf_collect_perfmon.htm

That's an ok start, I need to know more though.

Thanks

Alex
sara2000Author Commented:
Alex,
I am aware of the performance Mon.
This is something i am trying get process info in a particular time.
you can execute get-process remotely on a server to find out what process is taking too much time and CPU.
David Johnson, CD, MVPRetiredCommented:
Every process will take a certain amount of time and cpu/ram/disk resources.   Every computer has a limited amount of these resources. it could be the algorithm used i.e. bubble sort vs shell sort. In an application a common reference is that 10% of the code does 90% of the work, so you optimize the that 10% of the code.

Is this process taking longer than expected or longer under specific circumstances or does the time to perform the same amount of work jump all over the place?

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