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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Working with Baselines

  • 4.2 Create baselines and compare performance

A baseline is a snapshot in time of how a server is running. When you create a baseline, you determine relevant factors (such as processor utilization). Then you can compare all future actions against the baseline to see trends that are happening. An established baseline enables you to compare system performance and note the deviations whenever any changes are made to the system. In the absence of this baseline, you can only guess at the results changes make.

To be accurate, you should never create a baseline just by opening a logging tool, seeing what is happening, writing down the numbers, and exiting. This can be an inaccurate baseline, because it shows too small a moment ...

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