I have Windows machines that are set to have system managed pagefiles. There is plenty of disk space available for the pagefiles to grow if needed. I'm getting pagefile utilization warnings on some machines because the system is using a high percentage of a very small pagefile.
For example, I have a virtual machine that's doing light file server duty. It's got 4GB RAM allocated to the VM and plenty of ridiculously fast disk available. Memory utilization on the machine is running about 40%. The system has currently allocated itself a pagefile of 704MB (16MB min allowed, 3583MB recommended), and it's been hovering at about 70% utilization of that for the past several weeks.
If the machine needs more pagefile space, there's another 29 gigs of disk that it can use so I'm confident that it'll grow the pagefile to the size that it needs.
Is there a way to get finer control over the warning/error alerts? Currently, warning on high util of a small pagefile is noise. A more useful thing to alert on would be high util of a pagefile that's as big or bigger than the recommended pagefile size.
99% util of a PF that's 20% the size of recommended - no big deal 70% util of a PF that's 100% of the recommended size - this is something I care about 50% util of a PF that's 500% of the recommended size - this is something I DEFINITELY care about
I also care about the pagefile running out of space to expand into, but that SHOULD get picked up by a disk space sensor before it becomes a problem.