The performance monitor is a utility used to track a range of processes and give a real time graphical display of the results Windows 2003 system. This tool can be used to assist you with the planning of upgrades, tracking of processes that need to be optimized, monitoring results of tuning and configuration scenarios, and knowing application performance.
Using Windows Perfmon to determine performance for iSCSI is not quite the same when monitoring physical disks that are directly accessed by the system. As you know, your network configuration and equipment will have the greatest impact on iSCSI performance. Having a high performance switch that does network buffering and flow control, having good cables between the Target and Initiators, and having quality NIC cards is critical to achieving optimal performance. The iSCSI software is capable of achieving fast rates with the latest high performance switches and routers, and with good quality NIC cards – which are readily available from many manufacturers – you can expect a smooth transition to high performance iSCSI.
You can use Perfmon for monitoring Single instance storage capacity, scripted replication capacity, and warehousing capacity. Having enough physical disks to support the replication controllers and software is also important to consider for optimum performance. The perimeter RAID has been developed to aid in achieving high performance. The RAS is able to dramatically improve performance when arrays are utilized as part of the stripe technology. The replication controllers are able to rebuild normal functioning by increasing the fault tolerance and seeking root bridges when transactions take place. In a situation where the replication controllers are able to restore from Replication, it dramatically improves performance.
PhysicalDisk Manager provides information on many physical disk drives in an organization. It also contains information on the controllers, disks, LUNs, and other involved components. The LUNs are used to store files that are replicated throughout the enterprise. These files can be created as part of a SAN or on the LAN.
Another tool that you should consider using to monitor your storage environment is Cachekeeper. Many IT organizations operate using a legacy storage system where everything is tracked on a server. However, this model is not scalable. By moving to a distributed cache server model, you can reduce both the number of servers that need to be managed, and the storage capacity required to manage them. By not tracking the storage capacity and instead focusing on performance, you can increase uptime and ensure that your servers can scale as you grow.
There are a number of industry standards that exist for ensuring that your datacenters are performing well. The SCSI Industry Standard (ISO 9365) places severe requirements on data centre designers and system manufacturers. These requirements are designed to ensure that your data centre can deliver a minimum level of interoperability and that your datacenters can provide better performance. Smaller companies may not have the resources and may not have a suitable environment for using this sort of technology.
CCTV systems are becoming increasingly popular for monitoring the activities that are taking place at data centres and ensuring that there is a high level of interoperability between different appears. Many companies are also using them as a monitoring system as part of their data centre management.
The best way to utilise CCTV systems in your data centre is to ensure that you use software that allows you to integrate them with the infrastructure as part of a comprehensive backup solution. CCTV systems can help you to completely remove data recovery risks and to give you peace of mind that your data is being backed up in a secure environment.
As you can see, there are a number of applications for CCTV systems. They are well worth the investment and will deliver far better results than a basic, less modernized version.