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Bart Jacobs’s Toolbox: Monitoring Part 2


Promises, promises… I like to keep mine, so after Part 1, let’s continue with Part 2.

Originally, it wasn’t my plan to have a Part 2 in the first place. When I started writing the script, it was my goal to include all checks into a single script.
I rather quickly abandoned that idea because the script became too bloated and slow. At the time, some checks that are now part of Part 2, were based on WMI queries. We all know WMI, but not for it’s speed, right?

So I decided to keep it simple, and at least start somewhere instead of keep on trying. The result is Part 1.
But I couldn’t just pass up on my original idea either.

So I decided to take the same framework (with loop, offset timer and other parameters) and add the other tests. And at the same time tryging to  avoid the usage of WMI queries as much as possible.
Tests I included:

  • CPU usage
  • Memory Usage
  • Disk Usage
  • Disk queue length

In the end, I was forced to use a single WMI query, and that was needed to determine the amount of memory for a machine:

Read the entire article here, Bart Jacobs’s Toolbox: Monitoring Part 2


Via Carl Webster

Carl Webster Carl Webster is a Sr. Solutions Architect for Choice Solutions, with over 38 years of IT experience, based in the Nashville, TN area. Webster has been working with application and desktop virtualization since 1990 and with Active Directory since 2001. Webster travels the world doing XenApp, XenDesktop, HP Moonshot and Active Directory projects. He holds the prestigious Citrix Technology Professional designation.

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