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Chapter 33. Logging and Debugging > Performance and Reliability Monitoring

Performance and Reliability Monitoring

Performance is a basis for measuring how fast application and system tasks are completed on a computer and reliability is a basis for measuring system operation. How reliable a system is will be based on whether it regularly operates at the level at which it was designed to perform. Based on their descriptions, it should be easy to recognize that performance and reliability monitoring are crucial aspects in the overall availability and health of a Windows Server 2008 R2 infrastructure. To ensure maximum uptime, a well-thought-through process needs to be put in place to monitor, identify, diagnose, and analyze system performance. This process should invariably provide a means for quickly comparing system performances at varying instances in time, detecting, and potentially preventing a catastrophic incident before it causes system downtime.

Performance Monitor, which is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in, provides a myriad of tools for administrators so they can conduct real-time system monitoring, examine system resources, collect performance data, and create performance reports from a single console. This tool is literally a combination of three legacy Windows Server monitoring tools: System Monitor, Performance Monitor, and Server Performance Advisor. However, new features and functionalities have been introduced to shake things up, including Data Collector Sets, resource view, scheduling, diagnostic reporting, and wizards and templates for creating logs. To launch the Performance Monitor MMC snap-in tool, select Start, All Programs, Administrative Tools, Performance Monitor, or type perfmon.msc at a command prompt.


  

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