Re: NT Server capacity monitoring utility/software

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Fri, 23 Jan 1998 19:40:00 -0800

> Prakash Phalke wrote:
> We are looking for a utility/software which will allow
> us to see long term usage of server in terms of
> 1- number of users
> 2. memory
> 3. hard disk access
> 4. network bandwidth
> 5. CPU
> etc.
> to decide what needs to be upgraded. We think we can ask NT
> performance monitor to collect it. BUT we would like to know if there
> is front end where you just specify to monitor memory and CPU usage
> and it shows the graph for say 24 hours or a month or so on.

Check out MRTG. I just found the definitive answer on setting
up performance monitor counters to be available via SNMP. Then
you can setup MRTG to graph daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly
information. Check out the MS KB:

> Second question is: Can BDC be demoted to just server without reinstalling NT?


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