Use Caution When Implementing IPC for Performance Counters

  Recently I was working with a developer who had created performance counters that work in Performance Monitor but are never collected in a user defined data collector set.  The customer explained that their counters update named shared memory inside the application which should be read by perfmon or the data collector set.   Putting…


Where has all my Physical RAM gone?

Hello AskPerf! Ranajoy here from the Windows Performance Team. One of our highest call generators here in support surrounds low Available Memory shown in Windows Task Manager. Today we are going to take a brief look at this value and where this “Missing Memory” may be hiding. Picture the following: Windows 2008 R2 Server with…


Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) interaction with Proxy Servers

Welcome back to the CORE Team blog. Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) is an automated feature that allows you to update clustered servers with little or no loss in availability during the update process. Cluster updates are obtained using one of three methods: Connecting to the internet and downloading patches from Windows Update\Microsoft Update Connecting to an…