You’re monitoring performance on your company’s Web site, and you’re concerned because the system is experiencing bottlenecks during peak usage. You think that the problem is due to insufficient processing power, so you decide to monitor processor activity. You’re particularly concerned about the percentage of time that the processor spends executing threads, so you use System Monitor to monitor the Processor\% Processor Time counter, as shown in Figure 11.6.
Figure 11.6 - Monitoring the Processor\% Processor Time counter
Based on the information you see in System Monitor, processor usage seems well below maximum usage. However, you decide to log the event over several days to be certain that you’re collecting accurate information.