Chapter 5. Deploy, manage, and maintain servers

This chapter contains a single objective: Monitor servers. The vast majority of this topic is probably already familiar to you: Data Collector Sets, event forwarding and collection, alerts, performance counters, and network monitoring: None of these features has changed in any significant way since Windows Server 2008. That’s not to say you shouldn’t brush up on these topics if you don’t feel confident about them. You absolutely should.

But if the question is what’s new in server monitoring in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, there’s really just one development you need to know about, and it relates to Resource Metering. We’ve already covered Resource Metering of virtual machines ...

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