Monitoiring a 2003 server over a week
Posted on 2011-03-14
We are trying to problem solve a slow network issue and phase one it to monitor the SQL server and domain controller. I have 4 members of the team noting when the network is slow over a period of a week. What I need is to be able to refer these times against a graph that shows times when the above servers were under heavy usage for Disk queues, processor, memory and SQL queues.
I have played around with the built in performance manager in 2003 which seem really good, but this shows a very small graph and no time lines, which makes it impossible to compare the data I get from the team to what has actually been happening on the servers.
Can someone recommend a better monitoring software solution or help me setup the built in system so I can easily view the data over a week.