Monitoring application disk IOP usage

Hello all,

Hope you can help, we have a bespoke application which occasionally locks up and the server VM is showing increased IOPs in VMware. The server it self is a legacy Windows Server 2003 VM, I need a way to monitor disk IO per process and capture this in a log so I could figure out what is causing the application to lock up.
Please can you suggest a tool or a way of capturing this info?

Many  Thanks,
Nolan GustavoAsked:
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Thomas RushCommented:
I think this article will give you a lot of information on using Windows' PerfMon for collecting and interpreting data: .  There are useful links for you to delve into areas of further interest to you.

Small note: there's no such thing as an IOP.  The abbreviation "IOPS" stands for "I/Os per Second", or "Input/Output operations per Second".  You can abbreviate it as "I/Os", but to have the 'p' and no unit afterwards as in your title is incorrect, and leaves many of us wondering, "I/Os per *what*?"

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You can also dig this information from SNMP counters and make useful-looking graphs using e.g. mrtg
Thomas RushCommented:
For anyone still looking at this, I just got an announcement that HP is offering a webinar on March 25, 2015 on scripting HP servers using Powershell with HP iLO and OnboardAdministrator.   Registration link:
How that could help? One monitors traffic to ILO port caused by montiroing probes? Flash write size updating iLO firmware?
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