logman create counter

Applies to: Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel), Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Creates a counter data collector.

Syntax

logman create counter <[-n] <name>> [options]

Parameters

Parameter Description
-s <computer name> Perform the command on the specified remote computer.
-config <value> Specifies the settings file containing command options.
[-n] <name> Name of the target object.
-f <bin|bincirc> Specifies the log format for the data collector.
-[-]u <user [password]> Specifies the user to Run As. Entering an * for the password produces a prompt for the password. The password is not displayed when you type it at the password prompt.
-m <[start] [stop] [[start] [stop] [...]]> Changes to manual start or stop instead of a scheduled begin or end time.
-rf <[[hh:]mm:]ss> Runs the data collector for the specified period of time.
-b <M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss[AM|PM]> Begins collecting data at the specified time.
-e <M/d/yyyy h:mm:ss[AM|PM]> Ends data collection at the specified time.
-si <[[hh:]mm:]ss> Specifies the sample interval for performance counter data collectors.
-o <path|dsn!log> Specifies the output log file or the DSN and log set name in a SQL database.
-[-]r Repeats the data collector daily at the specified begin and end times.
-[-]a Appends an existing log file.
-[-]ow Overwrites an existing log file.
-[-]v <nnnnnn|mmddhhmm> Attaches file versioning information to the end of the log file name.
-[-]rc <task> Runs the command specified each time the log is closed.
-[-]max <value> Maximum log file size in MB or maximum number of records for SQL logs.
-[-]cnf <[[hh:]mm:]ss> When time is specified, create a new file when the specified time has elapsed. When time is not specified, create a new file when the maximum size is exceeded.
-y Answers yes to all questions without prompting.
-cf <filename> Specifies the file listing performance counters to collect. The file should contain one performance counter name per line.
-c <path [path [ ]]> Specifies performance counter(s) to collect.
-sc <value> Specifies the maximum number of samples to collect with a performance counter data collector.
/? Displays context-sensitive help.

Remarks

  • Where [-] is listed, adding an extra hyphen (-) negates the option.

Examples

To create a counter called perf_log using the % Processor time counter from the Processor(_Total) counter category, type:

logman create counter perf_log -c \Processor(_Total)\% Processor time

To create a counter called perf_log using the % Processor time counter from the Processor(_Total) counter category, creating a log file with a maximum size of 10 MB, and collecting data for 1 minute and 0 seconds, type:

logman create counter perf_log -c \Processor(_Total)\% Processor time -max 10 -rf 01:00

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