[Xymon] Windows Client

David Baldwin david.baldwin at ausport.gov.au
Wed Jul 31 01:29:39 CEST 2013

On 31/07/13 1:17 AM, Henrik Størner wrote:
> On 30-07-2013 16:32, Scot Kreienkamp wrote:
>> Couldn't tell  you what version of PS I was running, but it was the
>> current one of the time.  I never saw anything but a small spike
>> reported back to Xymon, so if you're looking there you won't see
>> them.  I only saw them when I was watching the task manager on the
>> server itself.  The servers were sitting between 10-15% usage
>> generally, and would only spike when the WinPSClient ran.  This was
>> on 2008R2 VM's on ESX4 at the time.
> My "gut feeling" is that it is the eventlog-scanning that causes many
> of these spikes - it certainly was/is with the old BBWin client, and I
> would suspect that WinPSClient has the same problem.
> Could be wrong - it's been quite some time since I delved into it.
The eventlog scanning was unfinished business. The Get-EventLog cmdlet
is very basic - from memory, despite it having options like -After it
would in fact scan the entire event log every time. Get-WinEvent is the
updated version - not sure if that was available on 2003. I'd started
looking at the .Net eventlog stuff as a workaround and that was more
promising, but since I log ship everything to a central server with
syslog and process it there, eventlog stuff was not a high priority with me.


David Baldwin - Senior Systems Administrator (Datacentres + Networks)
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