I have two Windows 2003 application servers that users can choose to use. Server 1 is quad core, G5 DL380 and the Server 2 is dual core, G4, DL380. For some reason, performance is worse on the Server 1 despite the better hardware. The main problem is that the application seems to run very slowly, e.g. a task that takes 40 secs on Server 2 can take up to 5 mins on Server 1, although the problem is very intermittent.
I would like to run perfmon to test CPU, RAM, NIC (possibly faulty NIC?), Page file and disk checks. And I'd like to run perfmon over a day so that I can get a general set of results.
I have a few questions I was hoping someone could help me with;
a) How would I go about running the above tests?
b) What counters are recommended to be used?
c) Is it possible to have permon running on the server, and at the end of the day save the output to a file (I assume right click the output and 'save as'?)
d) Seeing as I'm running permfon for the whole day and don't want to be logged in to the server from home, how can i set perfmon to run when I'm not connected? Instead of logging off the RDP sessions, should I just disconnect so that my session is still running?
Sorry for the basic questions, but I'd like to make sure I do this correctly!
Many thanks in advance!