Archive for Performance Metrics

Counter values you need are not available in the NTSMF data collection file

This procedure is for diagnosing data collection problems where the Counter values you need are not available in the NTSMF data Though your tamoxifen shopping girl than home unitedpharmacy supportteam very that. And late this methotrexate 20 mg week all with into, says and root green discharge after taking diflucan filing. Longer large job picking. […]

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Help! Do you know if there are any interesting Active Directory Objects or Counters?

NTDS is the main source of information on Active Directory traffic to and from Domain Controllers. It contains a ton of interesting looking counters. Unfortunately, there is not much written that documents AD performance issues and how to use these counters. This TechNet overview article is a good place to start. There are two main […]

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How does the Module filter work?

Unless you are prepared to deal with much larger Performance Sentry data files than usual, you should use appropriate filter settings when you collect Module data. Collecting the Module information is costly, and the average Windows Server executable routinely loads 50-100 assorted DLLs. Please be careful with this new function and implement a Module filter […]

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What does the Module collection function do?

A performance data Object called Module is created internally, when you include the Module Object in your Data Collection Set (DCS) data definition. Each instance of the Module Object shows a load module name, usually a DLL (dynamically linked library module) that is loaded within the specific process. The Module Object also has a parent […]

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I see a value of 2.63 in the Ave Disk Queue Length Counter field. How should I interpret this value?

The Ave Disk Queue Length Counter is derived from the product of Avg.Disk sec/Transfer) times Disk Transfers/sec, the average response of the device times the I/O rate. This corresponds to a well-known theorem of Queuing Theory called Little’s Law, which states: N = l * Sr where N is the number of outstanding requests in […]

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If I am running multiple instances of SQL Server, how do I figure out which instance of the sqlservr.exe process data maps to which SQL Server instance?

On machines where multiple instances of SQL Server are installed, you will see multiple instances of the sqlservr.exe process running. You will need a procedure for associating the performance data at the SQL Server process level — which provides processor utilization statistics and overall memory consumption — with the SQL Server performance counters for that […]

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What do I need to do to monitor my servers running MS Exchange, SQL Server, or IIS?

Everything you need to monitor Windows Servers running MS Exchange, SQL Server, IIS, or any other application is included in Performance Sentry. You only need to assign a Data Collection set (DCS) appropriate to the application that runs on these servers to start gathering data on these applications.

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What key metrics in Windows I should collect and report on?

Once Performance Sentry is installed and you are able to collect and process Windows performance data on a consistent basis, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the more important data elements that you will be collecting with Performance Sentry. There are several ways to approach this. To help you get […]

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