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Grant FritcheySQL Server 2017 Query Performance Tuninghttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-3888-2_5

5. Creating a Baseline

Grant Fritchey1 
Grafton, Massachusetts, USA
In the previous three chapters, you learned a lot about various possible system bottlenecks caused by memory, the disk, and the CPU. I also introduced a number of Performance Monitor metrics for gathering data on these parts of the system. Within the descriptions of most of the counters, I referred to comparing your metric to a baseline. This chapter will cover how to gather your metrics so that you have that baseline for later comparison. I’ll go over how to configure an automated method of gathering this information. A baseline is a fundamental part of understanding ...

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