VM Balloon Memory Usage has exceeded threshold

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VM Balloon Memory Usage has exceeded threshold

Veeam Logoby felyjos » Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:57 pm


I am getting tons of alerts on VM Balloon Memory Usage has exceeded threshold.
So I checked the overrides available items:
NumSamples 2 i could increase it to 5 even 10 to delay the alert
but I would like to know the values threshold1 (50,000) and threshold2 (100,000) what is the unit?
50% 100%?
50,000 100,000 KB ?
50,000 100,000 MB ?

As this question might appear for several rules/monitors do you have a document about the description of the parameter and the value units?
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Re: VM Balloon Memory Usage has exceeded threshold

Veeam Logoby Irina Simkina » Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:23 am

Hi Don,

threshold values for the VM Memory Ballooning (memoryCtl metric) are in KB.

More detailed information about the performance metrics and their units you can find here:

Monitors descriptions you can find in the nworks_mp_for_scom_5.6_rules_monitors.pdf:

Hope this helps,
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