Query Windows Performance Counter

Specifies the information used to collect performance data for your monitoring system components.

To ensure this Windows activity executes properly, verify that the Remote Registry service is enabled on your machine.

  1. In the Workflow Editor Toolbox, choose Microsoft Windows > Query Windows Performance Counter and drag and drop the activity onto the Workflow pane.

  2. On the Workflow Properties pane, enter the following information:

    1. Under General, specify the following information:

      1. Display Name: Enter the unique display name for the activity.

      2. Description: Enter the brief description about the activity.

      3. Activity Timeout (Seconds): Enter the number of seconds to wait for Query Windows Performance Counter activity to fail because it timed out.

      4. Check the Continue Workflow Execution on Failure check box to continue the workflow execution on failure of the activity.

      5. Check the Skip Activity Execution check box to skip the activity.

    2. Under Target, specify the following information:

      1. Use Workflow Target: Check this radio button to use the workflow target.

      2. Override Workflow Target: Check this radio button to override the workflow target. You can select the appropriate target or +ADD NEW  from the dropdown list. For more information, see Microsoft Windows Endpoint.

      3. Use Workflow Target Group: Check this radio button to use the workflow target group.

      4. Override Workflow Target Group Criteria: Check this radio button to override the workflow target group criteria.

    3. Under Credentials, specify the following information:

      1. Use Target's Default Account Key: Check this radio button to use the target's default account key.

      2. Override Account Key: Check this radio button to override the workflow account key. You can select the appropriate Account key or +ADD NEW from the dropdown list. For more information, see Microsoft Windows Credentials.

    4. Under Windowsspecify the following information or click Variable Reference icon to choose any variable:

      1. Object Name: A name of the category that contains the performance counter.

      2. Counter Name: The name of the performance counter.

      3. Instance Name: The name of the instance specific to the selected counter. For instance names containing common wildcard expressions, add an escape value “\” to the expression. For example, the instance name java#1, should be java\#1.

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