Perfmon is short for Performance Monitor, which is a tool that comes with Windows Server used to collection performance metrics on servers

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How can I extract the perfmon counter “Memory: Pages/Sec” using t-sql?

I've googled this and so far, no luck so turning to all you awesome gurus for help. I'm trying to figure out if there's a way to get the perfmon counter "Memory: Pages/Sec" using t-sql as I'm trying ...
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How to revive SQL Server 2008 R2 performance counters?

I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer on Windows 7 x64, as the default instance. For some reason, SQL Server's performance counters seem to have disappeared. SELECT * FROM sys....
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How to measure Key Lookups per Second on SQL Server

I am working on reducing the amount of transactions doing key lookups on our SQL Servers. First I want to define a baseline for the normal or tolerable number on that metric and as we constantly ...
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Memory\Pool Nonpaged Bytes low but Memory\Pool Paged Bytes high

Can someone help identify how these values can indicate memory leak. In the system I am monitoring Memory\Pool Nonpaged Bytes are low (on average 100mb) but Memory\Pool Paged Bytes are high (on ...
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Howto use typeperf to store performance monitor values in a custom schema?

I have setup a performance monitoring of my SQL server system using typeperf.exe to store the values directly to SQL Server. I went through the following article, that explains howto use typperf.exe ...
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SQL Server - comparing PageSplits/sec with Batch Requests/Sec

I read here (http://www.databasejournal.com/features/mssql/article.php/3932406/Top-10-SQL-Server-Counters-for-Monitoring-SQL-Server-Performance.htm) that having a high value of PageSplits/sec compared ...
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SQL Server Page Life Expectancy sharp drop

I'm trying to put my hands on the reason this SQL Server slows down sporadically. There are no patterns detected so far. It's a SQL Server 2008 R2 running on a Windows Server 2008R2 VM on top of ...
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Any merit to MSSQLSERVER Trace from logman as opposed to XEvent Package 0

The general understanding of monitoring SQL Server activity is that using SQL Profiler is very heavy, server side traces are less heavy, but extended events are even less heavy. Today I discovered ...
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Monitoring free space in SQL Server data files

I have manually resized mdf/ndf files to a big size to avoid autogrow operations on SQL Server databases. Since the files are bigger there is very little free space on disk partitions and the ...
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SQL Server and Perfmon [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: SQL 2008 Server agent cant see perfmon counters I'm trying to setup SQL Server Perfmon counters on a Windows Server 2003 with SQL Server 2005 SP3. I'd like to run counters ...
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What perfmon counters should I use to get the fastest restore possible on an idle system?

I have a development VM running Windows 2012-R2 and Sql Server 2014. I have one disk from a SAN holding the OS and SQL. My backup file is stored locally on the disk. I want to restore database as ...
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Understanding pagefile.sys % Usage performance monitor (perfmon) counter correctly

Lately we run into performance inssues and I started tracking some recommended sql, memory, disk and cpu counters. I informed myself about the recommended values and numbers to look at. One of the ...
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Connection pools being reset with Error: 18056, Severity: 20, State: 46. & Perfmon Counters not showing

We are using SQL authentication & .net 4.0 Connection strings to connect to an Enterprise Edition 2012 SP1 SQL Server on a windows 2008r2 Enterprise Server. We use about 50 Servers split into 8 ...
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Perfmon and SQL Server Clustering

I'll be going onsite to run some performance tests for a client. They have a Windows Failover Cluster, which has a clustered instance of SQL Server. Let's assume for this post that my client's ...
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When should extended events be used instead of SQL Profiler/perfmon?

The extended events seem like a better technology and less stress on the server, but the SQL Profiler/perfmon has better tooling. Also the extended events seem to have a steeper learning curve. In ...
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Get the application name

Is it possible -- does a perfmon counter exist -- that would show the name of the end-user application that is connecting to SQL Server?
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SQL Server PerfMon: Compilations/sec > Batch Requests/sec

I've been looking at various PerfMon metrics on one of our client's SQL Server instances trying to get a good gauge of where our database (or server) could use improvements. One measure that has me ...
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Performance counter MSSQLInstance\SQL Errors\Errors/sec\Info Errors whats in it?

Im wondering what kind of errors would show up in the: SQL Errors\Errors/sec\Info errors performance counter. I read the TechNet article it just states: Information related to error messages ...
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SQL Server: Batch Requests/sec showed increase in performance, but performance actually decreased

We are currently on SQL Server 2005, with a plan to move to SQL 2012. To make this move we have to test new database drivers for the application (Java). We performed 2 load tests using the 2 different ...
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Reading SQL Performance Counters using PowerShell script

I'm trying create a PS script to read some performance counter about my SQL for my Level 1 partners but I'm having a problem with the instance name. I'm using this code: $computer = "\\\" + $ENV:...
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How badly do SQL Compilations impact the performance of SQL Server?

I am profiling an instance of a SQL Server 2005 and I, via PerfMon's SQLServer:SQL Statistics - SQL Compilations/sec metric, I see that the average is about 170 or so. I whipped out SQL Profiler ...
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Mirroring and Buffer Page Write/s

Is the "Buffer Manager: Page writes/sec" (* 8 KBytes) a good indicator of how much bandwidth will be used to replicate all databases via Availability Groups? If not, why are these not equivalent? Is ...
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High Disk I/O from sql server or is High disk I/O slowing sql server?

I've been arguing with a DBA and a couple hardware guys about performance issues on our SQL server. Normally everything is fine, however over the past few weeks we have been having huge lag spikes in ...
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SQL 2008 Server agent cant see perfmon counters

I am trying to create a new SQL server agent alert to capture "SQLServer:General Statistics|Processes Blocked||>|5' but it looks like alert creation GUI is not able to see any perfmon counters as in ...
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DMV Queries as Perfmon Counters

Certain DMV queries that return various statistics that increment since boot would be useful as perfmon counters. For example, take: SELECT wait_type, wait_time_ms FROM sys.dm_os_wait_stats; Most ...