Collect Server Performance Data

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by mccormmb, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. mccormmb

    mccormmb Guest

    I have multiple SBS's running at different client sites. We began to have
    complaints about periodic e-mail slowness. After quite a bit of
    investigation we found it was related to the "Collect server performace data"
    scheduled task. When you install monitoring and select the performance
    reports options this task is added. I assume it gathres the performance data
    and puts it in the SQL database used to generate the reports. By defualt it
    is scheduled to run at 45 minutes past the hour every hour. What I have seen
    is that it runs for at least 5 minutes and uses 100% CPU during that 5
    minutes. The time period it runs appears to grow over time. During the 5
    minutes it runs server performance (exchange, iis, file retrieval) is
    sluggish.

    Has anybody else seen this. Does anybody have a solution. For now I
    unistalled monitoring which removes the scheduled task

    All servers are running SBS 2003 sp1
     
    mccormmb, Mar 2, 2007
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  2. What are the specs on these machines as I don't see this?

    And you lose a lot of monitoring info when you do that...
     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Mar 2, 2007
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  3. mccormmb

    mccormmb Guest

    They are Intel Xeon 3.2 GHz machines with 2 Gig of RAM. In general they are
    running at less than 20 percent processor utilization. With hourly spikes to
    100%. 2 of the SBS's only have 4 clients' so I am pretty sure it is not an
    overall machine hardware problem.
     
    mccormmb, Mar 2, 2007
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  4. mccormmb

    Eugene Tan Guest

    hi,

    The monitor process should probably take a very small slice of
    CPU to read the relevant data.
    I'm guessing that it's a hardware-related, driver, WMI issue.

    What brand is the server, or what config have you set in BIOS
    wrt memory?

    Eugene Tan

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    Eugene Tan, Mar 4, 2007
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  5. mccormmb

    mccormmb Guest

    I would be very surprised if it was hardware related. It happens on every
    SBS I have and they are all running different platforms

    How long does it take for this task to run on your server?

    It seems to get longer as the servers gets older. More data to look at I
    guess.

    I would be interested in knowing how long it runs on anybody else's server
    to find out go to scheduled task under control panel and at the top of the
    page on the menu bar select andvanced and then view log. You should see a
    start and stop time every hour for the "Collect server performance data" task.
     
    mccormmb, Mar 5, 2007
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