Foundation Topics

Performance Monitor

The Windows Server 2008 R2 Performance Monitor snap-in replaces and updates the Performance Console tool used with Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003. It is included as a component of the Diagnostics section of Server Monitor and also is accessible as a standalone MMC console from the Administrative Tools folder. As shown in Figure 19-1, it includes the following monitoring tools:

Performance Monitor: Provides a real-time graph of server performance, either in the present time or as logged historical data.

Data Collector Sets: Records server performance data into log files. Data collectors are separated into groups that you can use for monitoring performance under different conditions. We discuss Data ...

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