We are trying to monitor our PI AF server. Thus, we would like to know what are the recommended performance counter tags for PI AF server to monitor?
You can try adding performance counters on AF server.
1) Disk space, CPU and Memory
2) Health (1= PI AF server is running and communicating successfully with SQL Server)
3) Analysis service
4) AF notifications
I can't find the heartbeat ! I need it
I mean the health
Are you on the node running the PI AF Application Service ? Keep in mind Analysis, Notifications and AF can be on separate machines!
Most of the heavy-lifting work in AF Server is done by MS SQL Server in the backend. Therefore you won't be able to find too many purely AF server-related performance counters other than what Lal Babu Shaik already pointed above nicely.
The AF Server-related SQL Server performance monitors can be found in below KB:
KB00992 - PI AF: which performance counters should I monitor on my SQL Server
We do not have the 'PI Analysis Service' group in the available counters on 1 of the PI AF/Analytics nodes. How can we get these?
The performancecounters setting in afservice.exe.config file is on 'off', but this is the case on other nodes that do have this counter.also.
The afservice.exe.config file is used by the afservice.exe which is the PI AF Application service, not the PI Analysis Service. The setting you are seeing in the config file is for WCF counters for the PI AF Application Service.
Are you sure the PI Analysis Service is running on this machine? It could be on another node. If you open task manager, do you see pianalysisprocessor.exe, pianalysismanager.exe and pirecalculationprocessor.exe ?
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