In this segment Scott Burrell defines counters and describes the importance of instances when monitoring to diagnose a Windows Server. You will learn the benefit of observing the performance of each individual processor or hard drive over their performance as a whole. The steps to add a counter are also presented.
- [Instructor] The Performance Monitor can be as custom…as you need it to be.…It can be used to monitor nitty gritty details…about your server.…Or it can give you big picture information.…This is done with the use of counters and instances.…Let me give some quick definitions before we dive in…to the examples.…First, counters.…Counters are the specific things that we want to…well, count.…They're quantitative things.…These are the specific things that we'd like to measure.…For example, percent processor time…or, how long is the queue, or list of items…waiting to be written to, or read from the hard drive.…
Counters are the actual measures that we want to look at.…The second definition is instances.…Instances are what allow us to specify which…of multiple objects we want to monitor.…For example, if we have four hard drives…which one do we want to monitor?…Or if we have two CPUs…which one do we want to track?…And instances can also include the aggregate sum.…Or, all of the CPUs together.…Or how are all of our hard drives together performing?…
AuthorScott M Burrell
- Staying up to date with WSUS
- Installing and configuring WSUS
- Monitoring Windows Server performance
- Scheduling monitoring
- Monitoring network usage with Message Analyzer
- Troubleshooting Windows Server with event logs
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Staying Up to Date with WSUS
2. Monitoring Server Performance
3. Monitoring Network Usage
4. Using Event Logs to Troubleshoot Windows Server 2016
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