What I am after is what performance hit is there on the remote machine I am reading a performance counter on? For example, I have a web server that reports some performance counter information on another machine. I want to know what type of performance hit the remote machine takes every time the web server tries to read a performance counter. Does this vary based on which counter you are reading? Is there a standard formula?
The reason I ask is because we have multiple people monitoring the same machine real time using performance counters. I sometimes wonder if we are contributing to the problem and adding extra load on the remote machine we are monitoring.