Solved

Server 2012

Posted on 2014-03-27
3
267 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-10
I've got 3 physical Server 2012 R2 servers.  Are there tools available to keep them running optimally?  Like using PCTools on a PC.
0
Comment
Question by:BigRBTrout
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Brad Bouchard
ID: 39959947
I hate to be so broad on my reply to this... but these tools by SolarWinds are freaking amazing!

http://go.solarwinds.com/en/sam/sem/server-performance-monitor/overview-56ZB-3192Y1.html
0
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh earned 500 total points
ID: 39964220
What you would check with servers

You need to check server hardware health every day which can be find through hardware vendors own applications hopefully

Also since these are servers, you will be having redundancy on hardware level hopefully

Also instead of getting 3rd party tools for monitoring for optimum performance you can use MS tools as far as possible
For Ex: SCOM, SCCM are the ideal candidates if you already have those infrastructure in place

Also on servers you are not changing anything on day to day basis, hence tools like system mechanic \ PCtools are not required and you should not use alike tools as server registry, applications are critical and they are running heavy applications for which you have to have robust solution to monitor there performance
I mean you cannot let any tool run on server which will change any values to fix identified problems according to tool

Also MS has provided number of tools to monitor \ update server health \ performance \ status \ utilization etc apart from hardware vendor software's and utilities

SCCM
SCOM
Perfmon
Netmon
Task manager
Best practise analyser
Process explorer
Antivirus software's \ Antimalware software's

If you have any mission critical application running on server that application vendor also have some kind of guide lines to optimize its application

lastly if servers are internet facing you have to have firewall and firewall rules in place which helps you to keep servers secure

In reality there is no comparison between servers and desktops with respect to optimization as both definitions are different

Mahesh.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:BigRBTrout
ID: 39973561
I will have to check all of this out.
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
A procedure for exporting installed hotfix details of remote computers using powershell
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Windows Server Backup to create full image of their system. Tutorial shows how to install Windows Server Backup Feature on Windows 2012R2 and how to configure scheduled Bare Metal Recovery backup.…
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to use Boot Corrector from Paragon Rescue Kit Free to identify and fix the boot problems of Windows 7/8/2012R2 etc. As an example is used Windows 2012R2 which lost its active partition flag (often happen…

728 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question