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Monitoring server performance

The ability to monitor the performance of your server system is vital to its effective management. By monitoring performance, you can:

Using the Performance Monitor

A real-time, graphical performance monitor is included with Windows Media Services for observing the behavior of both servers and publishing points. The graphical display shows your choice of performance data over time. In addition to the display, the Windows Media Performance Monitor has a variety of configurable performance counters.

Using the WMS WMI Event Handler plug-in

This plug-in enables you to monitor specific aspects of server operation. After enabling and configuring the WMS WMI Event Handler plug-in, you can receive local or remote notification of server events. You can monitor the following server functions:

For more information about configuring this plug-in, see To configure the WMS WMI Event Handler properties.

Using Simple Network Management Protocol

You can use Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to configure remote devices, monitor network performance, audit network usage, and detect network faults or inappropriate access.

SNMP uses a distributed architecture consisting of managers and agents:

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