Windows 2003 Server capacity planning and utilisation monitoring
Posted on 2010-09-07
We have several different types of applications running on our Windows 2003 SP2 Servers - IIS, SQL 2005 etc.
So far, we haven't really been looking into capacity planning or performance monitoring to find out if the servers are over-utilised. Generally, if someone happens we fix it :)
I guess Perfmon is the best tool to run for this? Does anyone know any other ones?
Also, as regards Perfmon, I remember there used to be an MS document for what the "safe" values were (e.g. recommended max CPU usage, commited bytes etc), but I can't find it for the life of me! Does anyone know?
Also, are there any counters specific to IIS and SQL we should be monitoring for?
Many thanks in advance.