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Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2010 10:59 PM


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Hi all,

Is there an alert to find the Physical server memory usage, so that we get an alert message when the physical server memory usage goes beyond a limit.

I'm not looking for WMI query OR the object - SQL Server: Memory alert. I would like to get the actual phyisical memory usage through the SQL Server Alert ssystem.

Any help would be appreciable


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Refer this link http://www.microsoft.com/systemcenter/en/us/operations-manager/om-overview.aspx and attached doc


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Hi all,

Is there a way to get an alert from SQL Server itself when a particular limit of Total available memory in the Server has been reached, not using the WMI query.

I have checked the SQL Server Performance condition alert, but it has the counters for the calculating the memory allotted to SQL Server only. I would like to get the memory usage of physical server as a whole.

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No...SQL Server will only capture counters and information for what resources it is using. It does not take much note of what is outside the boundary.

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So does this mean WMI query is the only approach to get the information (alert) about the memory usage of the physical server where the SQL Server resides.

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bigM (4/4/2010)
So does this mean WMI query is the only approach to get the information (alert) about the memory usage of the physical server where the SQL Server resides.

You can use Perfmon alerts but you could call the WMI query from within SQL Server, giving you the option of doing alerts.


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You can query the sys.dm_os_performance_counters for object name = SQLServer:Memory Manager.
It will give you Total Server Memory that SQL is using and Target Server Memory.


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Ray Laubert (4/5/2010)
You can query the sys.dm_os_performance_counters for object name = SQLServer:Memory Manager.
It will give you Total Server Memory that SQL is using and Target Server Memory.


I wanted to set an alert system on the actual RAM usage of the server by all the processes, not just the SQL Server process. So that when a particular threshold is reached for the RAM usage by all the process, I get an alert email.

For this purpose, I was looking for any default object in the SQL Alerts itself. SQL server has the alert system for the object SQLServer:Memory Manager, but it looks for the Memory that SQL is using. I needed alert in SQL Server for object "Memory".

Taking the result from the table wont trigger the alert.

I believe, it is not present in SQL Server.
I may have to look into perfmon for this.

Thanks. Please feel free to shout if find anything inside the SQL Server itself to track the "Memory" object.


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