Collect Custom Windows Performance Counters
Allow a custom / user-defined policy of which Windows Performance Counters to collect from agents and use in search.
This is now live! Read more on http://blogs.technet.com/b/momteam/archive/2015/09/01/near-real-time-performance-data-collection-in-oms.aspx
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Eric Pennaz commented
Is there a way to script (via PowerShell) the addition of custom performance counters?
Anonymous - you don't need to enabled SCOM on the VMs but you will need the agent installed to collect performance counters.
For custom performance counters you'll need to type in the counter name (it won't appear in the drop down list of counters).
Is it necessary to enable SCOM on the VMs to use this feature? I now see that under DATA we have Performance Counters as a different section.
I am also interested in RichardB question.
Will the Windows Performance Counters be collected with the OMS agent itself without the integration with SCOM?
And also, which performance counters will be collected?
The current Capacity Management solution requeries the use of SCOM. We don't have that and would use Direct Agents ONLY.
We are not as such intrerested in VMM counters, more the local counters in the individual OS. CPU, Memory, Disk for all and then individuel selected counters for individuel servers. Like SQL counters for SQL server. IIS counters for IIS servers etc. Would like to be able to select which counters myself. Per server.
In the Ignite demo here http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3500 Satya showed upcoming work for also near-real time performance data and auto-refreshing charts :)
Gerald Wiltse commented
It would be extremely exciting to have real time performance data in these very attractive cloud dashboards and widgets. When I imagine 3 years into the future, there's little doubt that Microsoft will have a Azure-based real-time cross-platform performance monitoring interface (for both apps and infrastructure). I think the big question is whether or not it makes sense as part of Operational Insights, or a separate group / project / product. If you do try real-time widgets in Operational Insights, PLEASE leverage websockets.
for Linux/Unix - http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519187-collect-performance-metrics-for-unix-and-linux-ser
for Azure roles using WAD - http://feedback.azure.com/forums/267889-azure-operational-insights/suggestions/6519356-collect-custom-performance-counters-from-windows-a