Consolidate several performance counter objects to one in a performance rule in SCOM


Creating a performance counter rule is fairly easy using the Select button to get the object and counter. However, some “systems” create a new performance counter for each of a given object.


One of these systems is SQL and the Buffer Manager object. This object is created for each instance you are running on a SQL server, as shown below with my instances:



So, if you have five instances on a server you don’t want to create a performance rule five times with different names (at least I assume so). To avoid this you can use wildcards for selecting all objects containing this name. When selecting the Buffer Manager object I get the following:



Simply change MSSQL$MYNEWINSTANCE:Buffer Manager to *Buffer Manager to get all instances:




Aaaand there you go, both instances are shown right away:




Happy performance counter rule’ing!

By | 2013-04-12T13:49:29+00:00 April 12th, 2013|Operations Manager (SCOM)|1 Comment

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Michael Skov
Yet another guy loving the System Center products. My primary focus is on Operations Manager, which i have worked with for some years now - still loving it.Certifications:Microsoft Certified Solution Expert Private Cloud (MCSE)Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate Windows Server 2008 (MCSA)Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Windows Server 2008 R2, Server Virtualization

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