We seem to be missing files from a Server 2003 on a Dell 2950 server with 4 gigs of Ram and Xeon processor. Since we are out of warranty and can't get any funding for this, we need to somehow resolve this issue. I've ran process monitor and all three default views: Pages/sec, Avg. Disk Queue Length, and % processor Time seem to be a bit high at any given time. We did see an alert from SCOM stating the following:
The threshold for the Logical Disk\Avg. Disk sec/Transfer performance counter has been exceeded.
We're thinking that it may be a disk issue, but can't confirm at the moment. We're planning on installing some updates from last week and then rebooting the server. Would we be able to view any issues at this time? If so, how? We wanted to do somekind of diagnostic on the server. I'm presently installing Openmanage, but never used this utility before.
We're also running a virus scan on the server as well.