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Top 5 Server Performance
Management problems
&
How to resolve them using
OpManager
Agenda
– About ManageEngine
– Survey inferences
– Top 5 server performance problems
– Problem, outcome, and what to monito...
About ManageEngine
3
ManageEngine software is used by over 40,000 customers including 3 out of every 5
fortune 500 compani...
About ManageEngine
4
ManageEngine is the only IT Management vendor focused on bringing a complete IT
Management portfolio ...
Survey Thanks
5
We thank our customers
for sharing their views on server
performance problems
Over 100 survey participants
Survey – Categories and Concerns
6
1. Inventory and Mapping
– Physical location of the server
– List of servers and their ...
Survey – Categories and Concerns
7
4. Service Availability and SLA Management
– Unstable application services or poor perf...
Top server performance problems
8
1.Hard Disk usage problems
2.CPU/ Memory related issues
3.Server temperature and power
h...
Server Performance Problems
9
Hard Disk Drive
#1
Data intensive applications or services, viz., File servers,
Database ser...
Server Performance Problems
10
Hard Disk Drive
#1
0
10
20
30
40
50
60
70
80
90
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
What to do!
– Configure l...
Server Performance Problems
11
Hard Disk Drive
#1
What to look for:
Disk Space metrics
– Available Free Space/ Used Disk s...
Server Performance Problems
CPU & Memory
#2
Problems
– Troubled Application/ Service
– Unnecessary processes running
– Sud...
Server Performance Problems
CPU & Memory
#2
What to do!
– Tweak CPU priority/ affinity
– Increase Application’s memory cac...
Server Performance Problems
CPU & Memory
#2
What to look for:
CPU performance metrics
– Current CPU utilization
– % Proces...
Server Performance Problems
Server Temperature
& Power#3
Could happen to any server
Problems
– Improper/ Failure of coolin...
Server Performance Problems
Server Temperature
& Power#3
Use case
Server Performance Problems
#3 Server Temperature
& Power
What to look for:
Vendor specific metrics
– FAN Speed
– Server T...
Server Performance Problems
Network Interface
bottlenecks#4
Problems
– Impulsive bandwidth
– Could be a virus attack or sp...
Server Performance Problems
Network Interface
bottlenecks#4
Use case
Server Performance Problems
Network Interface
bottlenecks#4
What to look for:
Network Performance counters
– Received or T...
Server Performance Problems
Virtualization
Management#5
Problems
– Poor application consolidation - Over/ Under
provisioni...
Server Performance Problems
Virtualization
Management#5
What to look for:
Application consolidation
– Total usage of CPU, ...
ManageEngine OpManager
Server Performance Management using OpManager
ManageEngine OpManager
Microsoft Applications Monitoring
Exclusive dashboards, Out-of-the-box monitors, pre-configured
thr...
ManageEngine OpManager
ESX VMware Monitoring
Exclusive dashboards with Management options
ManageEngine OpManager
Other Infrastructure devices Monitoring
Monitors load balancers, UPS, sensors, printers and
any SNM...
ManageEngine OpManager
Event Log Monitoring, Syslog Monitoring and
SNMP TRAP Processing
ManageEngine OpManager – Other features?
28
Visit us at www.opmanager.com
For support or product demos, mail us at eval@ma...
29
Summary
ManageEngine: The broader portfolio of affordable IT Management
products, offering 90:10 promise
Survey inferen...
Questions?
opmanager-marketing@manageengine.com
Thank you
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Top 5 server performance problems and how to resolve them using OpManager

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Top 5 server performance problems and how to resolve them

Know the most common server performance problems and how to overcome these using OpManager viz..

# High Resource usage
# Virtualization monitoring and management
# Poor application or service component performance and more...

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Top 5 server performance problems and how to resolve them using OpManager

  1. 1. Top 5 Server Performance Management problems & How to resolve them using OpManager
  2. 2. Agenda – About ManageEngine – Survey inferences – Top 5 server performance problems – Problem, outcome, and what to monitor – How to resolve them using OpManager – Discussion
  3. 3. About ManageEngine 3 ManageEngine software is used by over 40,000 customers including 3 out of every 5 fortune 500 companies
  4. 4. About ManageEngine 4 ManageEngine is the only IT Management vendor focused on bringing a complete IT Management portfolio to the mid-sized enterprise
  5. 5. Survey Thanks 5 We thank our customers for sharing their views on server performance problems Over 100 survey participants
  6. 6. Survey – Categories and Concerns 6 1. Inventory and Mapping – Physical location of the server – List of servers and their hardware & software configuration details – Connected switch ports information 2. Server Resources crunch – Hard Disk – CPU and Memory crunch – Network I/O 3. Hardware health & environment issues – Server hardware failures – Temperature and humidity in a Data-Center. – UPS health
  7. 7. Survey – Categories and Concerns 7 4. Service Availability and SLA Management – Unstable application services or poor performance of application components – DNS/ DHCP conflicts – Multi-tier service level visibility 5. Capacity Management – Optimum utilization of server to reduce the floor space and power consumption (Green IT) – Virtualization management hiccups – Server utilization trending 6. Security Threats – Vulnerability assessment – Service Packs/ Patch deployment – Log Analysis – Compliance reporting
  8. 8. Top server performance problems 8 1.Hard Disk usage problems 2.CPU/ Memory related issues 3.Server temperature and power hiccups 4.Vulnerability assessment and patching 5.Network Interface bottlenecks 6.Virtualization management troubles
  9. 9. Server Performance Problems 9 Hard Disk Drive #1 Data intensive applications or services, viz., File servers, Database servers. Problems – Sudden increase in logs like transaction logs, application logs, error logs – Unsolicited operations – Disk running out of space than intended – Hard Disk aging factor – Increasing bad sectors and data loss
  10. 10. Server Performance Problems 10 Hard Disk Drive #1 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 What to do! – Configure log roll-overs – Avoid unwarranted operations – Schedule it for non- business hours – Routine disk defragmentation – RAID
  11. 11. Server Performance Problems 11 Hard Disk Drive #1 What to look for: Disk Space metrics – Available Free Space/ Used Disk space – Rate of increase in disk space utilization Disk performance metrics – Disk Speed per second (Reads, Writes & Transfer) – Disk Bytes (Read, Write & Transfer) – Disk Queue Length (Average, Current, Read & Write) System Event Logs/ Syslogs or SNMP Traps
  12. 12. Server Performance Problems CPU & Memory #2 Problems – Troubled Application/ Service – Unnecessary processes running – Sudden spike in CPU/ Memory usage, leading to server crash – High service response time or unavailability – Defective hardware components – Unstable server
  13. 13. Server Performance Problems CPU & Memory #2 What to do! – Tweak CPU priority/ affinity – Increase Application’s memory cache – Fine-tune virtual memory – Add more memory – Clustering/ Load balancing – Server Virtualization
  14. 14. Server Performance Problems CPU & Memory #2 What to look for: CPU performance metrics – Current CPU utilization – % Processor time & Processor Queue – Deferred Procedure Calls Queues & Interrupts/ Sec. Memory performance metrics – Current Memory Utilization or Free Memory – Page/ Sec. (Faults, Writes, Input, Output) – Cache Bytes, Peak and Faults/ Sec – Number of processes and their CPU/ Memory usage
  15. 15. Server Performance Problems Server Temperature & Power#3 Could happen to any server Problems – Improper/ Failure of cooling system – Diminishing FAN speed or FAN breakdown – Power outages due to faulty PDU/ SMPS – Poor server performance followed by application sluggishness – Frequent server crash – UPS Low battery/ Poor generator health
  16. 16. Server Performance Problems Server Temperature & Power#3 Use case
  17. 17. Server Performance Problems #3 Server Temperature & Power What to look for: Vendor specific metrics – FAN Speed – Server Temperature – System Event Logs/ BIOS System logs/ SNMP Traps – Input/ Output voltage – Monitoring cooling units and temperature sensors for current room temperature – Automated UPS and Generators health monitoring
  18. 18. Server Performance Problems Network Interface bottlenecks#4 Problems – Impulsive bandwidth – Could be a virus attack or spamming – Excessive Error/ Discard rate – Packet collision – Intermittent network connectivity and poor application/ service performance – Bad Network Interface Card/ Cable disconnected – Equivalent to device outage
  19. 19. Server Performance Problems Network Interface bottlenecks#4 Use case
  20. 20. Server Performance Problems Network Interface bottlenecks#4 What to look for: Network Performance counters – Received or Transmitted Bytes per sec – Bandwidth Utilization – Packets Received or Transmitted per sec Check Event Logs/ Syslogs Network Connectivity – Try replacing the cables/ NIC – Check the corresponding switch port performance
  21. 21. Server Performance Problems Virtualization Management#5 Problems – Poor application consolidation - Over/ Under provisioning – Applications starve for resources – Unplanned outages or poor business service performance – Ad hoc virtual machine management & failure to identify security lapses – Complexity in managing both physical and virtual servers
  22. 22. Server Performance Problems Virtualization Management#5 What to look for: Application consolidation – Total usage of CPU, Memory and Network has to be considered – Verify the nature of data and the security needed Virtual machines per host count – Syslog and regular virtual machines inventory checks Integrated common set of tools – For monitoring and managing both physical and virtual infrastructure
  23. 23. ManageEngine OpManager Server Performance Management using OpManager
  24. 24. ManageEngine OpManager Microsoft Applications Monitoring Exclusive dashboards, Out-of-the-box monitors, pre-configured thresholds for Exchange, SQL, Active Directory
  25. 25. ManageEngine OpManager ESX VMware Monitoring Exclusive dashboards with Management options
  26. 26. ManageEngine OpManager Other Infrastructure devices Monitoring Monitors load balancers, UPS, sensors, printers and any SNMP enabled device
  27. 27. ManageEngine OpManager Event Log Monitoring, Syslog Monitoring and SNMP TRAP Processing
  28. 28. ManageEngine OpManager – Other features? 28 Visit us at www.opmanager.com For support or product demos, mail us at eval@manageengine.com Or Call us at +1 888 720 9500
  29. 29. 29 Summary ManageEngine: The broader portfolio of affordable IT Management products, offering 90:10 promise Survey inferences: 6 main categories and concerns of server performance management problems The top 5 server performance problems, what to do and what to look for How to monitor and management them using OpManager.
  30. 30. Questions? opmanager-marketing@manageengine.com
  31. 31. Thank you

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