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Windows 2008 Performance Monitor - Disk Performance

We have a Windows 2008 R2 server with SQL installed. We are trying to measure if the disk performance is causing any bottle necks. I've found many suggestions regarding which monitors to use, but am ...
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Windows: Determine number of cores from a performance monitor file?

Is there any way to determine how many cores a particular machine's CPU has based on a Performance Monitor file I have? Additionally, can we see if hyperthreading is enabled? For a period of high ...
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which performance counters mainly matter for windows server performance?

We have a website which is sometimes performing slowly, and / or completely hangs. I have setted up temporarily the default system performance data collector in Performance Monitor, to see if this ...
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In Windows 7, why can't I use perfmon against a remote server?

I am on Windows 7 and trying to run perfmon against Windows 2003 and Windows 2008 servers. I am running into the same issue with all remote machines. When creating a data collector set, I specify a ...
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Server processes stall for a few seconds, how can we find the issue?

We have a fairly large VPS running our custom server code (not web servers but game servers), at random times the server seems to stall for a few seconds, how can we track the down the thread / ...
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How to tell a Performance Monitor Data Collector Set to regularly generate Reports?

In a nutshell, my goal is to do a long-time recording of several performance counters. My steps I took until now were: Some days ago I've created several user-defined Data Collector Sets in Windows ...
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Perfmon data into SQL

Sorry for the wall of text below. At my workplace we have quite a few Exchange servers and supporting Domain Controllers, all currently being monitored by SCOM. I've setup certain monitoring elements ...
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How can I get a windows server to collate and email 4 daily reports/graphs for server performance

I run a windows 2008 webserver and would like to setup the most basic performance monitoring in the world. What i would like is: a plot of ASP.Net request time for each w3wp process for a 24hour ...
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Windows equivalent performance counters in Linux with Sysstat (or similar)

I administer a range of both Windows and Linux servers. On the Windows servers, I have the following performance counters logging every 15 seconds to a CSV file: Bottleneck analysis: Processor ...
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Interpretation of typeperf counters for loopback interface

I have collected performance statistics using typeperf for the following counters: Network Interface(MS TCP Loopback interface)\Bytes Total/sec 10 203 372 Network Interface(MS TCP Loopback ...
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Performance Monitor (perfmon) showing some unusual statistics

Recently i have thought to used perfmon.msc to monitor process utilization of remote computer. But i am faced with some peculiar situation. Please see the below Print-screen I have selected three ...
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Performance Monitor ( perfmon ) - how to open .blg file

I have recorded data through perfmon.msc, and save the data. The extension of the Data is .blg. Whenever i double click the file the below windows get open. here, i can't see any log which i have ...
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Find out the most I/O loaded directory

Looking for ways to find out the most I/O loaded directory in windows. similar to the following in linux to pin point the problem/bottleneck directory. iostat -p 1 Thanks
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Windows: How to determine the cause of heavy disk use

I'm using perfmon's "PhysicalDisk\% Idle Time" to determine when the disk is being used heavily. The question is, what's the best/quickest way to narrow down what was using the disk? I'm aware of the ...
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Performance Counter Read On Remote Machine - Cost

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 ...
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What is the closest equivalent of “load average” in Windows available via WMI?

Linux has a notion of Load Average which is defined as: System load averages is the average number of processes that are either in a runnable or uninterruptable state. A process in a runnable ...
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Best way to say “sync all system clocks to this server, when and ONLY when I say so?” Mixed setup of Windows+Linux servers

Title pretty much explains it. Let's say there's 100 servers, various versions of Windows and Linux, and one Windows server is the "master clock." I did look at this question: How do I synchronize ...
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Overhead of Perfmon -> direct to SQL Database

HI All, First up, I'm a total newb at Performance Monitoring. I'm looking to set up central performance monitoring of some boxes. 2K3 TS ( Monitor General OS Perf & Session Specific Counters ) ...
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Monitoring User Login time

I have recently been given the task of trying to work out why the login time (not machine boot time) for some of our users seems slow. The vast majority of clients (95%) are running on XP sp3, ...
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Windows boot up process explorer like logging?

How can one create a automatic log of applications / memory usage / cpu usages during windows boot time? Everyone hates when a machine takes 10 minutes to boot up, but it can be difficult to ...
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Real-time IIS monitoring

We're looking for some monitoring software that will report and display real-time performance information for IIS. We're currently using perfmon to monitor requests executing, requests queued, ...
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1answer
402 views

Performance monitoring tool for Windows that's like collectl?

I'm not well versed in the monitoring of performance when it comes to Windows (WinXP, Vista, Server 2k3 and above and now Win7). But I know Linux monitoring and I know that I really like collectl. In ...
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bench marking windows machine - [closed]

We have a Java based product that is mainly used on windows. Some customers complain that application is slow. We have analysed product using JProfiler and improved various bits. As a next step, it ...
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Windows: record I/O stats (eqivalent to iostat)

Are there any tools on Windows that allow performance statistics to be recorded? Something similar to iostat 10 > iostat.log on Unix? I have 10 Windows VMs that run a whole lot of regression ...
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Performance Monitor w/ SQL Server - how many counters is too many?

I'm doing some performance analysis using the built-in Windows Performance Monitor, both on general hardware and SQL Server. I've been reading a lot about which performance counters to use; in ...
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On Windows it's possible to monitor the hard faults for each process?

I'm tuning a production server that runs Windows Server 2003 SP2. I want to monitor the hard faults (read an write separately) for each process. Is it possible?
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Windows 2003 :: Performance Monitoring :: Simple/Stupid Tutorial

I have a half dozen front-end servers all running IIS 6.0-based/hosted applications. (primary .NET 2.0 web apps.) Basically, I'd like to take some basic performance data from each one, through such ...
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445 views

Performance monitor visualization tool

I'm looking for a tool to display data from performance monitor counters. I'm looking for something that would be visually appealing (look like a dashboard) and it should be able to aggregate (sum ...
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Measuring end user application performance?

I recently became aware of a problem where we had a proxy configuration issue that resulted in slow performance for users browsing websites. Most of our IT folks have a slightly different config due ...
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What happened to the reliability thingie that was in Windows Vista?

Vista had this reliability monitor tool Jeff talked about on coding horror but now in Windows 7 there is something called reliability monitor that is different and stupid. How do you get the good one ...
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Logging Hardware Interrupts (IRQs) which are using 10-25% CPU

I have a server using 10-25% of the CPU time on Hardware Interrupts according to Process Explorer. How would I go about logging/diagnosing the cause of all these IRQ calls? The machine is virtual, ...
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can you recommend a freeware lightweight performance monitoring tool?

There seems to be a whole host of different software to use, but what would you recommend ? I want something which would record process cpu and memory over a 24hr period. Ideally if the result can ...
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Perfmon - Win 2008 - Recording Metric Twice!

I am noticing that a local perfmon I have set up to measure CPU on a Win 2008 server is actually recording two data points when recording to CPU: "(PDH-CSV 4.0) (GMT Daylight ...
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Real time monitoring of MS Windows servers and their services

We have a bunch of large HDTVs in our monitoring office keeping an eye on all of our production equipment. We are monitoring: Cisco routers HP switches HP proliant servers Windows 2003 IIS SQL ...
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Finegrained performance reporting on svchost.exe

This is something that's always bothered me, so I'll ask the Server Fault community. I love Process Explorer for keeping track of more than just the high-level tasks you get in the Task Manager. But ...