Comprehensive System Monitoring

System Monitor is a tool designed to track and display performance information in real time. It gathers information on any performance parameters you've configured for monitoring and presents it using a graphical display.

Using System Monitor

System Monitor is a snap-in that's added to the Performance Monitor utility. You can start Performance Monitor by clicking Start, selecting Programs or All Programs, Administrative Tools, and then Performance, or you can type perfmon at the command line.

When you start Performance Monitor, the System Monitor node is selected by default, as shown in Figure 16-1, and the right pane graphs any performance items you've configured for monitoring. Each performance item you want to monitor ...

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