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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Activity Monitor

Undoubtedly, the Reliability and Performance Monitor is a great tool for administrators to monitor resource usage; however, an administrator should first leverage the SQL Server Activity Monitor, shown in Figure 11.19, when needing to gain insight into a SQL Server system’s performance. In SQL Server 2008, the Activity Monitor introduced a new performance dashboard with intuitive graphs and performance gauges with drill-down and filtering capabilities. The new tool’s look and feel is similar to the Reliability and Performance Monitor, but the information captured is broken down into five main sections dedicated to SQL Server performance monitoring.

Figure 11.19 The Activity Monitor

The sections are Overview, Processes, Resource ...

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