Nov 24, 2009

Suggested Thresholds for Essential Counters

This is excerpted from an MS article for w2k resource kit. Most of the numbers should still be applicable to newer version of OSes.

Resource
Object/Counter
Threshold
Comments

Disk
PhysicalDisk\% Disk Time
90%

Disk
PhysicalDisk\ Disk Reads/sec, PhysicalDisk\Disk
Depends on manufacturer's specifications
Check the disk's specified transfer rate to verify that the logged rate doesn't exceed specifications.(1)