Monitors Windows performance counters on remote machines.
This event monitor can check any Windows performance counter including the counters added by third-party applications. It can alert when counters go over or under specified values and it also keeps graph data for the counter, enabling you to detect long-term patterns and trends.
This event monitor provides the following options:
Select the performance counter object that the event monitor will check. A performance counter object is a group of individual counters. You can enter this value manually or use the Chooser icon at the end of the row to select it automatically.
Select the performance counter that the event monitor will check. You can enter this value manually or use the Chooser icon at the end of the row to select it automatically.
Some counters have instances. For example, the Processor\% CPU Time counter will have a _Total instance and individual instances for each CPU core. Select the counter instance that you want to monitor. Some performance counters do have instances. In this case, leave the instance field blank. You can enter this value manually or use the Chooser icon at the end of the row to select it automatically.
Select the comparison type that the event monitor will use.
Enter the value that will be compared with what the event monitor detects.
Select the data type that best matches the selected counter. The data type will determine how the value is presented in alerts and graphs.
Select the status level for the alerts that will be generated when the comparison check fails.
This value is used internally to complete certain performance counter calculations. The default value is the best value to use in almost all circumstances.
The account used for authentication must be a member of the Performance Monitor Users group or have admin rights.
The performance counters you select to monitor will appear as data points in the data point chooser.
To view the tutorial for this event monitor, click here.