How to Remotely Scan Windows & Linux Computer Performance | Monitor Server Resource Usage
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How to Remotely Scan Windows & Linux Computer Performance | Monitor Server Resource Usage

Hi and welcome to this quick tutorial on
performance counter scanning. Here we are on a asset page of a Linux machine with
all the data that Lansweeper retrieves at the top of the web console you can see a
tab for performance counter scanning this is available for both Linux and
Windows machines at the top here you have different filters that you can set
up take a look at just the data from the last hour or the last day or the last
week etc. So we scan the information for the CPU, we have memory information that
we monitor, as well as all the disks that you have and also the network
usage. So the performance counters are often used for either business critical
servers or other important machines that you kind of need to keep an eye on
they’ve also been used for migration projects so you can use them to kind of
scope out how much resources you need for either a cloud migration or a
virtualization migration to kind of you know get that get a feeling of how many
resources you would need either in your cloud servers or in your virtual servers.
So we also added several useful reports for performance counter scanning we
heard your feedback on that people wanted more reports for performance
counter scanning so we’ve added them if you head over to the reports tab you can
simply search for performance and you get a list of the new performance
reports. So we have the over 80% CPU usage and we have that for a few
different metrics here so we have it for RAM, we have 85% for CPU and RAM and disk
usage as well and then we have some specific ones for either Linux, Windows
or for both so if we take a look here at the performance statistics for Windows
and Linux the last 30 days. We will kind of get an overview of all the machines that
we’ve been scanning that have performance counters enabled so this
report really gives you an overview of all the machines that you’re scanning
with performance counters and it gives at the back here you can see all the
different metrics that we’ve been scanning as well as the
average the minimum value the maximum value and then the identifier which is
mainly used for the disk so you can find which specific volume that was. So since
there’s a lot of data in this report just like any other reports you can use
the filters at the top to kind of filter down the information and get the things
that you want to see so if we filter here for example on CPU information then
we’ll get to see all the information from the CPU usage has been scanned so
now that’s been filtered we just have an overview of all the CPU usage within our
environment so we can see the averages the minimum values and the maximum
values which are quite obvious there you know minimum value is nothing and
maximum value is 100. But the interesting one here is obviously the
average ones you can take a look at the average CPU search take a look if some
of these machines might need either more resources or less resources in this case
they’re all virtual machines so we can see if you know we can dynamically scale
these resources so that we can maybe allocate some some resources somewhere
else where they’re more needed. So to scan performance metrics for Linux, it’s
actually very simple, it’s under scanning you have the performance
scanning option here and if you want to add a Linux machine all you have to do
is basically add a new target and either use an asset group that has Linux
machines in it, a report that has Linux machines on it or you can just select a
Linux machine that you want to add for performance counter scanning. That’s
basically it it’s as easy as that once you’ve set that up and the interval
expires then your performance metrics will be scans from either Windows or
Linux machines. Thank you for watching
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