Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager
You can use performance counters when monitoring System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM). The following table summarizes the counters. To open the Performance tool to work with counters, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Performance. On the Action menu, click Help.
DPM performance counters
Performance Object and Counter
Value That Might Indicate a Problem
Measures the memory that is available to processes running on the specified DPM server. The Avail/MBytes value is the sum of memory assigned to the standby (cached), free, and zero-paged lists.
< 50 megabytes (MB).
Indicates low memory on DPM server.
Processor: % Processor Time
Measures the percentage of time the processor was busy during the sampling interval.
> 95% for more than 10 minutes.
Indicates very high CPU usage on the DPM server.
Physical Disk: Current Disk Queue Length (for all instances)
Measures the number of disk requests that are currently waiting and the requests currently being serviced.
> 80 requests for more than 6 minutes.
Indicates possibly excessive disk queue length.