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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Using Perfmon for logged monitoring

After all preconfiguration, installation, and setting up of virtual machines, everything is up and running normally. However, what you really need to consider is what is normal. What is the regular performance and system utilization for your physical and virtual servers?

Logged monitoring will help you to answer that question, measuring realistic conditions and helping you to identify the needs of servers and hardware upgrades, optimization, and tunings, by using trend analysis. That's an example of what you can get using baselines. A baseline is the level of system performance that you decide is acceptable. Normally, they are decided before deployment, during the planning phases.

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