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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Monitoring IIS Performance

The Performance tool is the tool of choice for monitoring IIS performance. The Performance tool graphically displays statistics for the set of performance parameters you’ve selected for display. These performance parameters are referred to as counters. When you install IIS on a system, the Performance tool is updated with a set of counters for tracking IIS performance. You can update these counters when you install additional services and add-ons for IIS as well.

The Performance tool creates a graph depicting the counters you’re tracking. The update interval for this graph is configurable but is set to 1 second by default. As you’ll see when you work with the Performance tool, the tracking information is most valuable ...

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