Author IJeb Reitsma
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS


Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaMemoryCondition on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaMemoryCondition.


Determine the memory conditions from SQL Server ring buffers.


The information from SQL Server ring buffers can be used to determine the memory conditions on the server when paging occurs.

This command is based on a query provided by Microsoft support. Reference KB article:


    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]




Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaMemoryCondition -SqlInstance sqlserver2014a

Returns the memory conditions for the selected instance

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaRegServer -SqlInstance sqlserver2014a -Group GroupName | Get-DbaMemoryCondition | Out-GridView

Returns the memory conditions for a group of servers from SQL Server Central Management Server (CMS). Send output to GridView.

Required Parameters


The target SQL Server instance or instances.

Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters


Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance..

Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

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Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False