6.3 Identify bottlenecks (e.g., processor, bus transfer, I/O, disk I/O, network I/O, memory)
To be able to diagnose which network server component is causing a system bottleneck, the server hardware specialist must have access to performance-monitoring software tools specific to the network server operating system. Most network server operating systems have at least a basic performance-monitoring software package included with the operating system. Third-party vendors also have performance-monitoring software tools available for most network server operating systems.
Examples of performance-monitoring software tools for various network server operating systems include the following:
Performance Monitor. For Microsoft ...