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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Monitoring System Memory and Pagefile Usage

Available system memory is usually the most common source for performance problems on a system. The reason is simply that incorrect amounts of memory are usually installed on a Windows Server 2012 system. Windows Server 2012 tends to consume a lot of memory. Fortunately, the easiest and most economical way to resolve the performance issue is to configure the system with additional memory. This can significantly boost performance and upgrade reliability.

There are many significant counters in the memory object that could help determine system memory requirements. Most network environments shouldn’t need to consistently monitor every single counter to get accurate representations of performance. For long-term ...

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