4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 25, 2018 8:11 PM by craig.dim

    PI Perfmon on Interface node

    Lal_Babu_Shaik

      Hi Team

       

      This is regarding PI Perfmon on Interface server. We would like to monitor CPU, Memory, Disk and other parameters on Interface node(Primary and Secondary).  Please let us know if there any other option to monitor other than using Perfmon interface on Interface server. Perfmon interface on PI Data Archive cannot directly connect to Interface node to read performance counters.

       

      Regards,

      Lal Babu Shaik

        • Re: PI Perfmon on Interface node
          John Messinger

          There are no other options to do this - PI Performance Monitor interface is your best bet.

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            • Re: PI Perfmon on Interface node
              Lal_Babu_Shaik

              hi John,

               

              Thank you, please let us know if we need to install perform on both interface nodes or enable remote access to secondary node from Primary to collect counter data from secondary service. We basically dont want to burden interface nodes which will be busy collecting from OPC servers.

                • Re: PI Perfmon on Interface node
                  John Messinger

                  You can install the interface either on a single node to collect counter data from multiple machines, or install an instance on each interface node. If you run the interface in the first configuration, you will need to run it under domain credentials that has permissions to get remote counter data from the other machine. Personally I would opt for running an instance of PerfMon on each interface node. The overhead of running a PerfMon interface for a small number of counters on each machine should be fairly minimal - just don't try to get all of your counters on a 1 second scan class.

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              • Re: PI Perfmon on Interface node
                craig.dim

                I have installed the Perfmon Interface onto Interface Nodes a number of times especially when they are behind firewalls and the only port open to the Corporate network is 5450.

                This works well allow you to collect Perfmon counters and keeping the number of firewall ports open to a minimum.  Also as John has suggested you don't need all your counters to have a 1 second scan class. Counters that do not change very fast like Disk space you could use a 1 minute or higher scan class.

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