Assume two servers, A and B. From server A I open perfmon and add the counter
\ServerB\Processor\% Processor Time and start monitoring it every second.
- Is Server A going to poll server B every second for CPU data (I guess this is the case)
- Is Server A going to suffer some % of performance degradation due to this constant polling process (it may not be an issue if you monitor 1 counter, but you can imagine monitoring 100's of them in a performance test)
- Is Server B going to suffer some % of performance degradation, due to multiple consumers (like Server A) constantly polling for data.