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AppDynamics Team

Finding the load average calculated by a Java Agent on a Windows server requires the following data:


  1. ProcessorQueueLength counts how many threads are ready in the processor queue, but not currently able to use the processor.
    • To find this value, launch PowerShell and run the following command:
      Get-WmiObject -Query "Select * from Win32_PerfRawData_PerfOS_System" | findstr ProcessorQueueLength​


  2. The value of mathematical constant e= 2.718281828459045.

  3. Load average intervals are:
    • 1 minute  (60 sec)
    • 5 minutes (300 sec)
    • 15 minutes (900 sec)

  4. "Sample frequency" is the frequency with which the samples are collected for each interval.

    Example: In 1 minute, 2 samples were collected. In 5 minutes, 10 samples were collected. Sample frequency is 30 seconds (default).

    This can be set in the <machine_agent_home>/extensions/ServerMonitoring/conf/ServerMonitoring.yml file by changing the "sampling interval" property.

  5. Load average is set at 0 before computing. Then, for each sample collected at the sampling frequency, the load average is calculated as an exponentially-damped moving average. The data points are added into the load average results for each sample.
    exp = e power -(sampleFrequency/interval)
    loadAverage = loadAverage * exp
    loadAverage = loadAverage + ProcessorQueueLength*(1-exp)​

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‎06-25-2020 06:12 PM
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