Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

The ability to monitor the performance of your server system is vital to its effective management. By monitoring performance, you can:

  • Achieve the best performance from your server.

  • Assess the value of the content to your audience.

  • Evaluate patterns and trends in audience usage.

There are many different methods that you can use to monitor the performance of your Windows Media server:

  • Monitor tab. This tab is available for both the server itself and for each publishing point on the server. It provides a general overview of the activity on the server or publishing point.

  • Performance Monitor. This feature, accessible from the Monitor tab, provides a graphical view of several different performance counters. It can be customized to display the statistics that are most important in your system.

  • SNMP object monitoring. Windows Media Services provides extensive support for Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) objects and traps.

  • WMI event monitoring. Windows Media Services is a fully extensible Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) provider. Your WMI monitoring application can subscribe to WMI events from Windows Media Services in the same way that it uses events from other providers.

  • Management Pack. The Streaming Media Services Management Pack for Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) collects internal Windows Media server WMI events and monitors the performance object counters in Windows Media Services.

In This Section

Performance counters

SNMP objects

WMI events

Management Pack