The VM Reclaimed/Ballooned Memory (KB) alert provides the amount of memory that is reclaimed by the host server and is no longer available to the virtual machine on which the SQL Server instance is running. This may be a sign of memory pressure on the host. This alert is enabled by default and is only relevant to instances hosted on VMWare vCenter virtual machines enabled for VM monitoring in the SQLdm VM Configuration window.

Reduce the percentage of memory used by SQL Server

If this value is regularly over 80%, SQL Server needs more memory or needs to use the memory it has more efficiently. Consider implementing one or more of the following solutions:

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