Memory Details Test

This test reports statistics pertaining to the memory utilization of target systems. The measures made by this test are as follows:

Target of the test : Any host system

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every server being monitored

Configurable parameters for the test
  1. TEST PERIOD - How often should the test be executed
  2. Host - The host for which the test is to be configured
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Memory page ins

Indicates the number of times per second that a process needed to access a piece of memory that was not in its working set, meaning that the system had to retrieve it from the page file.

Pages/Sec

 

Memory page outs

Indicates the number of times per second the system decided to trim a process's working set by writing some memory to disk in order to free up physical memory for another process.

Pages/Sec

This value is a critical measure of the memory utilization on a server. If this value never increases, then there is sufficient memory in the system. Instantaneous spikes of this value are acceptable, but if the value itself starts to rise over time or with load, it implies that there is a memory shortage on the server.