Detect High Memory Usage on Windows
Memory is most costly and scarce of all hardware resources; typically, in every system precautions are made to ensure system never runs out of memory. Walkarounds such as using swapping are also used; however, it’s important to watch actual amount of memory used or available. IPHost Network Monitor supplies you with built-in monitor types to handle this task: physical memory utilization, pagefile usage or virtual memory usage can all be controlled.
WMI Memory monitor can be set to check either free or used memory amount. WMI comes with this variable already available for queries; no additional WMI providers are required to watch memory usage.
To learn what actual free memory amount should be considered low, set up the WMI Memory monitor and let it run for several days. If typical applications are being run during all the testing period, you will detect bounds of allowed RAM usage and tune your monitoring system to set problem conditions alerts as required.
In corresponding online help section longer description can be found to understand fully how the WMI Memory monitor works. Note, that even if looking unlikely, certain system monitoring tasks can require configuring both memory usage metrics for the same host.
Use Your Monitoring System To Prevent Memory Outages
Available amount of memory can fluctuate significantly; without the mentioned test period, it could be impossible to tell what are the bounds to fit in and whether corresponding monitor alert refers to actual outage. Note that apart from initial bounds, trends should be used to see how RAM consumption changes as time goes. That could forewarn about more serious problems and give time to tune/upgrade the host to avoid high RAM usage.
Apart from watching trends, setting up several hardware monitors (CPU usage, disk space etc) to the same host can provide with more information and can help to alert administrator prior to memory shortage takes place. WMI hardware resource monitors are a handy tools to monitor performance of a Windows host.
When changing a host system settings and/or components list, it is recommended to repeat test period for all hardware monitors for the host, as actual consumption can drastically change even after single new component is installed or updated.
SNMP and SSH monitors for hardware metrics
Looking for server monitoring software to control memory usage and other hardware metrics in real-time? IPHost Network Monitor provides easy to use and lightweight monitor types to handle this task. Apart from RAM usage, WMI can be used on variety of Windows systems to monitor CPU utilization, count running processes, track disk space usage and so on. Since more WMI providers can be installed, amount of hardware components that IPHost Network Monitor can get information from grows.
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and SSH (Secure Shell) can be used as WMI replacement, when available. Majority of network devices can support several techniques to access its data and control them.
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