Allocated Memory AlertsBy
Every once in a while, I have one of those “well, duh” moments. Today was one. Got an e-mail in a backchannel discussion about an apparent increase in Allocated Memory Alert warnings from SBS Monitoring services, and it reminded me that I have a few servers that I’ve been getting daily alerts from. My take up to this point has been “they don’t seem to be causing any performance problems, so I’ll just look at them later.” So, needless to say, a couple of servers haven’t been looked at in at least a year. Well, not for this alert, anyway.
But later in the e-mail thread, someone pointed out a post on the official SBS Support Blog that discusses the need to change the settings for the allocated memory alert based on the amount of RAM installed in the server. Sure enough, after I read through the post, I noted that all of the servers that have been getting the alert are servers with 2GB of RAM or more.
So, now we’re off to change the Allocated Memory Alert settings as outlined in the post. And as a result, should reduce the amount of mail we’re getting and filtering through every day.