The ability to monitor the performance of your server system is
vital to its effective management. By monitoring performance, you
Achieve the best performance from your server.
Assess the value of the content to your audience.
Evaluate patterns and trends in audience usage.
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
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:
Server. Reports server status or property changes.
Client. Reports client-side events in Windows Media
Limit. Reports server limits whenever they are changed
Playlist. Reports playlist-related events.
Cache. Reports any events pertaining to cache
Publishingpoint. Reports changes in publishing
point status or properties.
Plug-in. Reports publishing point and server plug-in
You can use Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to
configure remote devices, monitor network performance, audit
network usage, and detect network faults or inappropriate
SNMP uses a distributed architecture consisting of managers and
A manager generates queries to the SNMP agent applications and
receives objects from SNMP agent applications.
An agent responds to queries from SNMP manager applications.
The SNMP agent is responsible for retrieving and updating local
management information based on the requests of the SNMP manager.
The agent also notifies registered managers when significant events
or traps occur.