I need to create a Performance Baseline for Win 2k and 2k3 Servers. I there a basic set of counters to use and or is there a best practice set to use in a specific configuration? This will be used to create a baseline for a server prior to users connecting to an application hosted on these servers. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I have searched Google, Microsoft and forums and found how to setup monitoring but not what specifically should be used or a base set to start from. I know Memory, Disk I/O, Pagefile, CPU, Network, I just don’t know what counters to use. Any ideas for a good solid base that can be used across the board?