MCTS 70-646 Monitor servers for performance evaluation and optimisation

Monitor servers for performance evaluation and optimisation

May include but is not limited to: server and service monitoring, optimization, event management, trending and baseline analysis

A baseline of a computer systems performance and reliability should be captured when a system is first deployed for a number of weeks and if applicable when month end processes run; it is advisable to define quiet, busy and business as usual periods. Baselines should be re-analysed when a computer system is changed i.e. more resource is added or a new application is deployed.

Performance Monitor

Performance monitor allows you to view real time data and data collected over a longer period using a data collector set; see data collector sets under performance monitor here for more info.

By default the real time data in performance monitor is overwritten every 140 seconds, to change this behaviour select properties > graph > scrolling type > scroll.

System diagnostic reports

These reports can be created using perfmon /report or by reviewing the reports within the performance monitor GUI.

Action Center

Monitors the computer and reports problems with security, maintenance and other related settings such as firewall, anti virus, anti spyware and windows firewall configuration.

Task Manager

Task manager can be used for viewing process utilisation.

Resource Monitor

Resource monitor is accessible from Task Manager and can be used to stop, start, suspend or resume processes and services, useful for troubleshooting and can be used to highlight CPU, memory, disk and network usage for a particular process or service.

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