Lesson 2: Monitoring Performance and Reliability

Performance and reliability monitoring is useful in several scenarios:

  • Improving the performance of servers by identifying the performance bottleneck and then upgrading the bottlenecked resource.

  • Identifying the source of critical performance problems that make services unusable or completely unavailable.

  • Correlating events, such as application installations, with failures.

This lesson describes how to use three tools that provide performance and reliability monitoring: Performance Monitor, Reliability Monitor, and Data Collector Sets. It also describes how to configure virtual memory, which is a file that Windows Server 2008 R2 uses to store memory contents when Windows Server 2008 R2 lacks sufficient ...

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