I'm using some software for a proxy server on a Windows XP box. At the minute only about 20 pupils are directed through this proxy but we are wanting to slowly increase it.
At the minute the proxy is installed on a little desktop and I'm not exactly sure how much it can handle so can anyone recommend some good free software that will log the performance and I can review it at the end of each day?
So I can see how it handles with 20/30/50/100 etc users on it and see how many it will take before it starts to struggle.
IPcop full distro, also with this installed on its own box it will not hit the 10 concurrent connections unlike the windows XP box you have at the moment.
@Hightower if you need a hand just PM.
webman (16th December 2008)
You can use Windows performance monitor to monitor the performance of remote PCs. Just do:
remove the 3 default counters
right-click on the graph to add counters
choose your remote xp machine
choose a relevant counter (e.g. total CPU)
choose a relevant counter (e.g. disk queue length)
(...repeat as necessary)
Hightower (17th December 2008)
We use perfmon to monitor most of our servers basic activities.
With your proxy watch out for disk IO, if you have setup your proxy to cache content then the primary bottleneck is probably going to be the disk access speed.
BTW, perfmon has had an overhaul in Vista/2k8 and is much easier to use.
I went on a Microsoft course where they said you can't save the settings from perfmon - not true: you can click the button to copy the counter settings to the clipboard, then paste them into a notepad document and save it. To restore the settings (e.g. after a reboot), copy the text out of the notepad doc and click the paste button in perfmon. Bing!
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