Performance Measuring

Posted on 2006-03-23
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
So I need to get some performance measurements on my Windows 2003 server.

I want to know my CPU Utiliztion, Memory usage, Disk IOPS and Network Throughput - all average and peak

What is the easiest way to do that and read the data?
Question by:victoriatech
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    Expert Comment

    The best way to measure and analyze performance metrics is with Windows 2003 Performance Monitor:


    Author Comment

    Perfmon is what I was using, but reading the data is the challenge.  What format to I save my log file in and how do i read it and get the data i need?
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    Accepted Solution

    The format that you should save your log files in is binary.

    How to create a log using System Monitor in Windows

    After you have created your log as outlined above and collected your data, the log file will be saved as a .blg file, the default folder is C:\perflogs. Open System Monitor and click on the View Log Data button (or Ctrl + L). Next click on the Source Tab and click the Add button ensuring that the Log Files radio button is selected under Data Source. Select the log that you created and press OK. You can then use the View Graph, View Histogram or View Report buttons to examine the data that you have collected.

    Author Comment

    That is exactly the information i was looking for.  You are wonderful!  Thanks so much

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