Tag Archives: cpu

PowerShell: Email on high CPU usage

Another quickie. The requirement was to get an email alert when CPU usage reached over 90%. This is achievable via PerfMon Data Collector Set alerts, EventLog task triggers and a script to send an email (unless you’re on pre-Server 2012 … Continue reading

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A use for limiting processor affinity in Windows Task Manager

For multi-processor systems Task Manager in Windows has allowed you to set which CPUs you want to allow a process to execute on. Until today I’ve not ever had a reason to use it for anything other than as a … Continue reading

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Windows Server 2012 Remote Desktop Session Host RemoteFX CPU and GPU usage

These post titles are becoming a bit of a mouthful… Anyway, did some testing today to see what the CPU and GPU usage was when playing full screen video. Test server is an HP Z220 workstation with a single Intel … Continue reading

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Monitoring Server 2012 Hyper-V host CPU usage

If you open Task Manager or use Performance Monitor (perfmon, % Processor Time) to look at the CPU usage on a Hyper-V host you only see the CPU that’s being used by the host (aka root partition). So you could … Continue reading

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Basic Windows Performance Testing

I wanted a basic, quick way to evaluate performance between a Windows Server 2008 R2 VM running on different host hardware, and for free. It turns out that you can use the utility that Windows 7 uses to give you … Continue reading

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