Rules-of-thumb for monitoring Windows NT/2000 and Domino statistics

by Volker Weber

There are many books and articles available to help you tune your operating systems and Domino, and to explain how to monitor those systems to be sure your server is performing well. But if you're like many Domino and system managers, you spend most of your day solving problems, doing maintenance, planning and executing upgrades, and so on, and have little time to wade through all that great tuning and system monitoring information. You also may have more than one operating system (OS) to support, which makes it all the more difficult to become an expert and "know it all." To complicate things further, even if you have taken the time to read the books and articles, you may still not be sure you have set up the environment optimally because of seemingly conflicting points of view and the complexity of it all.

This is the first of a multi-part series on performance monitoring and performance tuning tips. It focuses on the Windows NT and Windows 2000 operating systems; other operating systems will be covered in subsequent parts of the series. But this month, we'll attempt to extract the most important Windows NT and Windows 2000 OS statistics and resource usage bottleneck thresholds from the available written information and from our Domino performance engineers. We'll tell you only what you need to know to be sure your system is performing properly and what standard tools you can use to accomplish this. We'll also include some of the more important OS tuning tips as well as a list of references in case you want to dig deeper.

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