Monitoring Tools: CPU spikes and Memory Utilization

What is the best tool i could use to monitor cpu usage and memory utilization.

I want to monitor a particular windows service running on Windows 2008 Server on amazon cloud. I would like to know when cpu spikes occur. It would be great if i can pinpoint exactly what is causing the spike.


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You can use windows Performance  monitor for monitoring CPU hikes for one particular serverby using below path:

Start-->Administrative tools-->PPerformance

If you rare talking about monitoring Multiple servers then below mentioned toools are of great use:

1)Proactive net (You can configure thousands of alert monitors using this)



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