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Calculating Server Performance with old & new AntiVirus

Posted on 2014-03-20
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I'm considering moving a client network from Symantec Endpoint protection to the Eset line of products.

To compare both apps, I'd like to run a benchmark test on a Windows 2003 DC that is  running Symantec Endpoint Protection.  After that is complete, I plan to install the Eset equivalent and benchmark it again to compare loads on the same box.

Any suggestion on what to use and how to properly compare the two?
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You want to compare the performance?

Virus scanner performance is mostly a question of the correct configuration. Several vendors have different presets which may work better or more worse than others. But you can only compare single services against each other with the exactly same preset.

Just installing and testing doesn't give a real result. So a good engine may work worse if the configuration is not optimal. And my experience is, that most presets are a multi purpose presets and not optimized for the role of a server.

So what you test is not really the performance of the enging but rahter the performance of the preset.

Have a look here:
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/953.microsoft-anti-virus-exclusion-list.aspx

Also have in mind, that most vendors include more or less different protection mechanism into their products which can have a significant impact on performance.

For a test, you have to make sure, you only compare the functionality, which is equal. So pure scanner against pure scanner. Not quite an easy job.

Last but not least, the major focus of a solution is the protecion. A virus scan solution has to be save and reliable, ans also this depends from your configuration. Several roles have several protection needs and from my exoeriece mostly overdriven.
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you can use " Resource Monitor" from Taskmanager.
just select those  process you want to compare, resource-monitor will show those.

it's a great inbuilt tool.
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I was looking for an app that would provide a quick report of resource utilization that could be saved and used for a comparison at different times. Any ideas?
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The windows permormance monitoring is intended to do this. But sometimes not quite easy to find the right counters.

A help can be this tool
http://pal.codeplex.com/

At least you can create performance counter definitions for server roles and analyse them.
But the result is huge. Just have a look.

Inside the tool you can create an XML with Performance Counter definition, import it into a custom performance counter and analyse it with PAL against a threshold list.
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