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    Hi all

    We want to start serious performance monitoring of our servers (in particular our storage servers) so that we have a real foundation for requesting funds for new servers.

    Is there a guide available (preferably from Microsoft) to pick the correct counters for a realistic result.

    Thanks in advance

    Chris
    Server 2000 MCP
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    Re: Performance Monitoring

    Hey Man,

    All depends on exactly what you want to monitor, I've always found storage a tricky one to monitor and pin down. Disk queue length is always a good place to start, but depending on how\what your storage is the bottle neck could be a number of places.

    Try this.

    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/arc....mspx?mfr=true

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    • #3
      Re: Performance Monitoring

      There are a few slides in the server course -- I'll pull them later for you

      Roughly, monitor:
      Processor
      Memory
      Disk
      Network Utilisation

      There are about 4 key performance counters for each

      Tom
      Last edited by Ossian; 8th December 2006, 11:59.
      Tom Jones
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      • #4
        Re: Performance Monitoring

        personally i don't like perfmon. Looking in the past is almost inpossible, however, sometimes you really need it.
        So you should look at some third party products in that case. We where using concord eHealth... and i liked it
        http://www.concord.com/

        However it's a commercial product, so problably costs a lot of money. I don't know any pricing..
        Marcel
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        • #5
          Re: Performance Monitoring

          Originally posted by topper View Post
          Hey Man,

          All depends on exactly what you want to monitor, I've always found storage a tricky one to monitor and pin down. Disk queue length is always a good place to start, but depending on how\what your storage is the bottle neck could be a number of places.

          Try this.

          http://www.microsoft.com/technet/arc....mspx?mfr=true

          Topper
          Thanks for the link. That has been a big help. Thanks everyone!
          Server 2000 MCP
          Development: ASP, ASP.Net, PHP, VB, VB.Net, MySQL, MSSQL - Check out my blog http://tonyyeb.blogspot.com

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