How to Monitor Server Performance

Level of difficulty: Difficult

Maintaining Server Performance is a widely used service business. Systems administrators need to ensure that their computer systems’ performance is efficient. Server performance is optimized by collecting data supplied when server performance is monitored. This includes checking the servers’ activities and maintaining its tasks. To monitor the performance of your system configuration, collect different types of data over a small period of time.

Materials Needed:
- Computer
Step 1
Understanding the workload of the system and the other effects on the system’s resources is required to monitor a server performance. Providing the data is given by the resources used by some parts of the Operating System and by other programs. The data provided by the system shows the alerts of the system.
Step 2
Using a Task Manager, you can monitor the computer system. Open a Task Manager by pressing right click on your task bar and clicking the 'Task Manager' button, or pressing the 'CTRL' + 'ALT' + 'DEL' at the same time. Check the system’s performance by looking at the 'CPU Usage' meter and the 'Memory Usage' meter. We could check if the system is running low on memory.
Step 3
To check the processes of your system, open the Task Manager then click on the 'Processes' tab. It shows the memory usage of each program running on the system. To stop an active program that is not required on your system, choose the program and click the 'End Process' button on the lower right of the window. Terminating a program that is not required speeds up the system.
Step 4
One way of checking out the Server Performance is by opening up the 'Performance Tool' on the system. To open up the 'Performance Tool', click 'Start' then 'All Programs'. Go to 'Administrative Tools' and click 'Performance'. Checking out the system by looking out at the graph and monitoring the graph are helpful for your system. It scales the graph of the Memory, the Physical Disk, and the Processor of your Server.
Step 5
It is important to make a Counter Log on your computer system. A Counter Log may be created by simply opening Performance, double-clicking 'Performance Logs and Alerts', and then clicking 'Counter Logs'. Click on the blank area of the program, and choose 'New Log Settings'. Enter the name of the counter log, and click 'OK'.
Step 6
Using the Counter Log helps generate server’s activities and data. Using the data collected checks and optimizes the system to locate the cause of delays and tune the server for optimal performance.