VM Memory balloon performance counters

22 December,2015 by Jack Vamvas

In acceptance tests for migrating database servers from Physical Servers to Virtual Servers, one of the grey areas is the ESX host and the memory balloon.

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A typical list of performance counters I use is found below. For now , I’d like to focus on the Memory Balloon

CPU Usage in MHz

CPU Usage %

Disk Command Latency

Disk Write Latency

Disk Read Latency

Disk Commands Issued

Memory Consumed

Memory Balloon

Memory Swapped

Memory Swapped In

Memory Swapped Out

To access these performance counters , use Perfmon. Open perfmon and go to the VM Memory category. Within the VM Memory category section you’ll see the performance counters.

Vm_memory_perfmon

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Author: Jack Vamvas (http://www.sqlserver-dba.com)


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