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Chapter 4. Monitoring Application Performance with System Monitor

The Microsoft Windows 2000 family of servers provides a graphical performance-monitoring tool called System Monitor, which is a Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in. (It was called Performance Monitor, or Perfmon, in previous versions of Windows NT.) This snap-in assists you with monitoring the performance of your Web applications, database systems, and hardware resources on Windows-based servers. MMC has two parts: System Monitor, for monitoring your system in real time; and Performance Logs and Alerts, for monitoring your system in logging mode.

In this chapter we discuss how to use the MMC snap-in, which resources to monitor, and how to interpret some of the most common ...

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