SpectroSERVER Performance Administration

In highly dynamic IT environments, monitoring the capacity of your systems and optimizing your
deployment cannot be a one-time task. Regular, periodic reviews are required to keep
operating optimally in larger environments (more than 1,000 monitored devices). For a well-developed, up-to-date summary of the performance and tuning best practices that we have derived from years of testing and supporting
, be sure to read , which is available on the Documentation Bookshelf.
also provides self-monitoring. The OneClick client application lets network administrators monitor and troubleshoot a
-managed network. The Performance tab in the OneClick interface supports most network and device models. You can use this tab to analyze the CPU and memory utilization of a specific device.
For the VNM model that represents a
, we also include a robust application to monitor performance. Performance View lets
administrators monitor the performance and system resource utilization of a
. Use Performance View to identify performance problems and to determine the appropriate corrective actions to take. Your user account requires Performance Monitor privileges to deploy Performance View.
System Component Monitoring
Each computer system comprises four major components: disk, network, memory, and CPU. To ensure the successful operation of your
system, you can tune one or more of these components to eliminate bottlenecks.
Performance View includes the following two features to help you detect and locate bottlenecks:
  • A series of tabs that provide information about the system components and
    activities that can affect performance. Check the Main tab for overall system and network activity at a glance.
  • A health report feature that lets you run a report on the
    resources over a 24-hour period.
In a distributed
environment, you can switch the focus of Performance View from one
to another.
Performance Data Analysis
In many cases, the information in Performance View identifies the source of a performance problem. For instance, the CPU tab lists the 10 processes that are currently using the highest percentages of CPU time. However, exactly what constitutes a problem or bottleneck depends on the specific configuration of your
system as well as your network management priorities.
For guidelines on identifying performance problems and corrective actions, see Evaluating the Performance of a SpectroSERVER. You can also run a health report, which includes analysis of the performance data. For more information, see Running Health Reports.