I over heard two people talking at a IT conference about a newly hired admin approaching the technical staff and asking them to setup perfmon on some stand alone windows boxs which included (file share, email, dhcp, DCs). The admin told them what needed to be monitored and why. The end result was to make a case to purchase new equipment that would support the amount of usage each server recieved from the end users.
Is anyway I can learn about what exactly needs to be monitored and why? I know its different for each type of service the server provides and I know the perfmon tool has loads of options. Im not willing to buy any other third party tool. I must be able to use perfmon and perfmon only.