#StackBounty: #sql-server #sql-server-2012 #sql-server-2014 #sql-server-2016 #extended-events Incorrect process utilization from System…

Bounty: 50

I have been recently working on understanding the data or metrics being stored in system health extended events event file.

We are trying to implement the data collection of performance metrics using system health as provided here

There are reports that gives metrics like CPU UTILIZATION, other process utilization etc being collected from system health event named


I am not able to understand for few of my busy servers why the field “process_utilization” which is listed in report as SQL CPU utilization be most of time above 100. IN peak time it varies between 120-160 and because of which the report is always showing CPU above 100 even though when i checked from servers activity monitor that’s never the case.

I’ve raised this issue in Github but seems like no fix or response.

Therefore, my question would be

  1. How can i get accurate number for SQL CPU utilization for my servers using system health ring buffer recorded?

  2. Report also shows counter for below 2 fields calculated per their report

  1. 100-System_idle-process_utilization as OtherProcessUtil

  2. 100-system_idle as SystemUtil

What are these OtherProcessUtil and SystemUtil needed/helpful for ?

  1. I also see memory utilization every time shows 100%. That does not seem correct as well. Has anyone noticed it?

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