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Windows - SNMP Virtual Memory Vs PageFile

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I may be crazy but I thought Virtual Memory in Windows was the page file. The SNMP Memory Sensor can show physical and Virtual. The Virtual Memory seems to equate to same value as physical however I'm seeing almost 100% Virtual memory used but no page file used.

snmp virtual-memory windows

Created on Sep 29, 2020 8:58:11 PM by  gchampion (0) 1



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they are very close on my installation also, i do notice that the physical memory is a bit more volatile, but generally the graphs are very similar and i don't feel the need to use both

Created on Nov 24, 2020 11:27:15 PM by  aj (20) 1



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similar sensors appear a lot if using both WMI and SNMP auto-scans, for example, WMI Memory and SNMP Physical Memory are almost identical, SNMP seems the better choice for clients as it requires less client configuration and has less performance impact on the PRTG system

Created on Nov 25, 2020 3:30:30 PM by  aj (20) 1



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