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Measure Windows 2003 server utilization

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so.nimda
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Measure Windows 2003 server utilization

Hi,

Can anyone suggests what tools I can use to measure server utilization?

If possible, something that can capture statistics (CPU, memory, I/O, etc) over a period of time.

With that info, I would be able to know how the server is performing.

Thanks in advance.
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Cederberg
Honored Contributor

Re: Measure Windows 2003 server utilization

Windows has a built in application for that called perfmon. with it you can set up a monitor on CPU, memory and so on..
Edgar Zapata
Esteemed Contributor
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Re: Measure Windows 2003 server utilization

That's right.
You can use perfmon.msc and create a Counter log to draw out a chart. You can use this chart to establish a baseline.
This couter log must be set to run under regular conditions.

Also, you must consider to add counters depending on the server role.
And you must be aware of what the thresholds that indicate System degradation are.

Take a look at these:
http://technet.microsoft.com/es-es/library/cc768048(en-us).aspx

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Key-Performance-Monitor-Counters.html

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows_2003_Performance_Monitor.html

Hope this may help.

Edgar.

so.nimda
Super Advisor

Re: Measure Windows 2003 server utilization

Thanks Cederberg & Edgar !