Server performance check with IPHost Network Monitor

The network resources monitoring isn’t the goal, it’s a tool to make sure all the devices and pieces of software are functioning as expected and are able to sustain the expected amount of load.

While there’s no strict definition of what is server performance, there are many approaches; performance is a combination of several parameters (“server performance counters”); the exact parameters set and their meaning can vary.

Server performance testing, as a result, means collecting the monitored parameters and making sure they all are within acceptable range. Server performance analysis is required to set the correct ranges and work out suggestions on performance improvement.

IPHost Network Monitor offers functionality allowing to perform performance analysis and tuning of arbitrary types of servers.


IPHost Network Monitor 5.3 build 14150 of December 25, 2020. File size: 68MB


In most cases, such parameters as CPU load, available disk/memory and counters for other resources (file handles etc) compose the performance assessment. Windows server performance monitoring can rely upon WMI monitors, whereas Linux server performance monitoring can use SNMP type of monitors. Depending on the server specifics, other parameters can be taken into account.

There’s a performance settings section for every monitor type used by IPHost Network Monitor; use those sections to fine tune the required alerts and make sure they are issued only in case of actual problem (or events indicating of an imminent problem).

To test SQL server performance, we would need to run certain SQL queries; thus adding the reqult of those queries and time required to run them to the set of performance parameters.

If we need to measure application server performance, application-specific resources usage and benchmarking can be of use (i.e., what amount of data the application is able to process, how many connections with client programs it can sustain and so on).

Depending on the actual task, the set of monitors created for the server to watch indicates the overall performance indicator: if at least one of monitor notifies about problems, the overall performance should be considered degraded.

In case of IPHost Network Monitor the monitor dependencies can be used to ensure that there’s no alerts if and only if all the parameters are within acceptable range.

Note that different types of servers can require different performance settings values. I.e. dedicated server should not be tested against performance values used for a shared Web server.

Slow server performance means less efficiency of a server, up to its complete unavailability. The possible problems resulting in performance degradation are in most cases being accumulated slowly.

Thus it is required to keep watch on server state and get immediately notified if any of server state values starts to indicate inadequate behavior.

The main task is to pinpoint the problem quickly, to eliminate its reasons and to make sure the problem would never happen again – i.e., to do server performance optimization. The exact steps can vary from case to case.

Thus it becomes important to watch the monitoring reports, since the graphs provided in reports can demonstrate the possible bottlenecks of performance.

In many cases it would take significantly less resources to prevent upcoming problem by optimizing certain server configuration, rather than to face the consequences of a service failure.

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IPHost Network Monitor 5.3 build 14150 of December 25, 2020. File size: 68MB


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