Performance Collection on Windows XP systems may not gather Processor or Memory Metrics which are required for Consolidation Scenarios
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Performance Collection on Windows XP systems may not gather Processor or Memory Metrics which are required for Consolidation Scenarios

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Article ID: 341419

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Products

VMware

Issue/Introduction

When collecting data from a Windows XP system the "processor" and "memory" performance counters are not collected.


Environment

VMware Capacity Planner 2.6.x
VMware Capacity Planner 2.5.x
VMware Capacity Planner 2.1.x

Resolution

This happens when the paging file is disabled on the target Windows XP system. When this is disabled the necessary counters are automatically disabled in Perfmon. In this state the Collector cannot collect the processor and memory metrics from the system at all.
To workaround this problem, re-enable the page file and then reboot the target machine. This will re-enable the counters which will allow the correct Performance data to be collected by Capacity Planner.