Reliability and Performance Monitor for Windows® XP
Information on Reliability And Performance Monitor For Windows® XP
Sometimes you may want to monitor the performance and set the system to alert you if the value of a specific counter is below or above a certain threshold. Windows® provides you this option. You can use the Performance tool (Perfmon.exe) in the Windows® XP, or you can use Reliability and Performance Monitor in the Windows® Vista. There are a set of performance counters provided by the Windows® Workflow Foundation. With these counters, you can track performances. By default, the counters are enabled. You can disable the counters by setting the related attribute to false. Reliability and performance monitor for Windows XP® can be provided by the operating system, or you can take the help of separate software.
Functionality of Windows® XP performance monitor tool and its usability are discussed below.
- Components of Performance tool in Windows® XP
- Uses of the Performance Tools
- Separate Software that can be used for Performance Monitoring
Components of Performance tool in Windows® XP
There are two parts of Performance tool in Windows® XP. First one is the System Monitor, and the second one is the Performance Logs and Alerts. You will be able to view and collect real-time data of processor, memory, network, disk, and other activities with the help of System Monitor.
You can get data in histogram, graph, and report form. With the second part, Performance Logs and Alerts, you can set the system alerts to inform you if the value of a counter is below or above a certain point. To go to the Performance in the Windows® XP, go to the Control Panel, then go to Performance and Maintenance, then Administrative Tools, then select Performance and double-click it.
Uses of the Performance Tools
The tools can be used to diagnose the performance of a system. The administrator can select specific counters to monitor with the Performance Monitor. By selecting appropriate counters an administrator will be able to diagnose system performance. It not only diagnoses a system, but also acts as an administrator who will find out the memory leaks by using the Performance Monitor. The Performance tools can help you with the necessary upgrades by providing you with the information about how much workload is being processed by the system, and what steps you should take to support the increased workload.
Separate software is available to perform the task of performance monitoring. Some of them are Moo0 System Monitor, Anvir Task Manager. Moo0 System Monitor is a freeware. This will help you to monitor the usages of the system resources. Moo0 provides you 36 categories of information. The Anvir Task Manager also can serve the purpose.