For StorNext File Systems installed on Microsoft Windows servers, Windows provides a way to display performance for individual components in use on that StorNext system.
Performance counters are not enabled by default in the client.
To enable the performance counters, enter the following on the command line:
The command, cvdb -P, also toggles the state of the counters between on and off. To clear all counters, disable the counters, and then re-enable the counters with cvdb -P.
To view the performance monitor counters, perform the following procedure.
Note: The following instructions apply to versions of Windows supported by StorNext (for example, Windows Vista and newer). Refer to earlier versions of the StorNext Tuning Guide when enabling Windows Performance Monitor Counters for previous versions of Windows.
- To start the performance monitor, on the Windows menu, click Start.
In the Search programs and files dialog, type the following:perfmon
- Press Enter.
- Click Add Counter.
Select either StorNext Client or StorNext Disk Agent.
Note: The StorNext Disk Agent counters are internal debugging/diagnostic counters used by Quantum personnel and are not helpful in performance tuning of your system.
- Select an individual counter.
- (Optional) To display additional information about the counter, enable Show description.