Pages Paged Out (PagesOut)

This parameter displays the number of pages of memory paged out of physical memory to disk. MEMORY pages are paged out when processes running on the system require more physical memory than is available. Occasional paging is normal; however, frequent paging degrades system performance.

Recommendations

The easiest (and often only) way to improve excessive paging is to buy and install more memory. If you cannot add more memory immediately, you can schedule or terminate jobs with large memory requirements. You should become very familiar with your system's workload and standard processes. Killing frivolous processes and scheduling jobs with large memory requirements to run during non-peak times may improve performance greatly.

The default range thresholds (Warning at 10 to 15 pages and Alarm at 15 to 100 pages) may be useful for the "average" system. However, systems with large amounts of memory may tolerate more paging than the average system, and systems with small amounts of memory may suffer with even light paging. By knowing your system's workload and characteristics, you can determine appropriate range thresholds.

PATROL properties

Attribute

Default value

Application class

IAK_Memory

Command type

Not applicable

Platform

All platforms

Icon style

Graph

Unit

Number per second (#/sec)

Border range

Undefined

Alarm1 range

Undefined

Alarm2 range

Undefined

Scheduling (poll time)

Inherits poll time of collector

Active at installation

Yes

Parameter type

Consumer

Value set by

MemoryDataCollector 

TrueSight/ BMC Helix Operations Management  properties

Property

Default value

Monitor type

Memory

Key Performance Indicator

No
Graph by defaultNo
AvailabilityNo
StatisticalYes
ConfigNo
Response timeNo
Monitor for
abnormalities
Yes
Normal distributionYes
Application collection statusNo
DeltaNo
Value format (%d)No
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