Chapter 13. Performance Tuning and Monitoring

Monitoring and performance tuning are essential parts of Web administration. You monitor servers to ensure that they’re running smoothly and to troubleshoot problems as they occur. You tune the performance of servers to achieve optimal performance based on the current system resources and traffic load. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 includes several tools that you’ll use to monitor Internet Information Services (IIS). The key tools are the Performance tool, Windows event logs, and the IIS access logs. You’ll often use the results of your monitoring to optimize IIS.

Performance tuning is as much an art as it is a science. You often tune performance based on trial and error. You adjust the server, monitor ...

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