Microsoft Windows Performance Monitoring Best Practice

Windows desktop and server technicians, and anyone interested in monitoring and diagnosing performance issues in Windows systems

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
95 minutes

Description
Some performance issues require a detailed historical set of data to diagnose. Simply capturing a single static statistic will not help to determine if a system is overtaxed. This course covers the collection and analysis of historical performance data in Windows systems. It also covers the automation of data collection using the Performance Analysis of Logs tool, the collection and analysis of low-level system metrics using the Windows Performance Toolkit, and ultimately, best practices for Windows system performance monitoring.

Objective

Collecting Historical Data

  • start the course
  • examine performance data from a number of sources, over time, to diagnose issues in Windows systems
  • use perfmon to collect historical data in a Windows system
  • analyze data captured with perfmon in a Windows system
  • use Logman to collect historical data in a Windows system
  • use Relog to analyze historical data in a Windows system

Automating Analysis

  • describe reasons for automating the analysis of performance data in a Windows system
  • describe the features and functions of Performance Analysis of Logs tool
  • install the Performance Analysis of Logs tool
  • import data into the Performance Analysis of Logs tool
  • create reports in the Performance Analysis of Logs tool
  • read reports from the Performance Analysis of Logs tool
  • describe the use of graphs in the Performance Analysis of Logs tool

Low-level Metrics

  • describe low-level system metrics in Windows systems
  • describe the Windows Performance Toolkit for analyzing low-level system metrics in Windows systems
  • collect low-level system metrics in Windows systems using the Windows Performance Recorder
  • analyze low-level system metrics in Windows systems using the Windows Performance Analyzer
  • uncover deeper issues by analyzing low-level system metrics in Windows systems using the Windows Performance Analyzer
  • graph low-level system metrics in Windows systems using the Windows Performance Analyzer

Best Practice

  • describe best practice for performance monitoring of Windows systems
  • describe key CPU metrics and thresholds
  • describe key Memory metrics and thresholds
  • describe key Disk I/O metrics and thresholds
  • describe key Network I/O metrics and thresholds

Practice: Low-level Performance

  • use the Performance Analysis of Logs tool to analyze low-level Windows system performance

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.