Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor


This chapter describes the Microsoft Window Performance monitor, and the LN-specific performance counters.

This chapter includes:

  • An Overview of the Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor
  • The LN Specific Performance Counters
  • To use the Microsoft Performance Monitor for LN

Overview of the Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor

LN publishes LN-specific performance indicators in the Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor, which is a graphical tool that you can use to measure the performance of your local computer and network computers. With the Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor, you can view the behavior of objects, such as processors, memory, cache, threads, and processes. Each of these objects has an associated set of counters that provide information about device usage, queue lengths, delays, and information used to measure throughput and internal congestion. The Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor provides charting, alerting, and reporting capabilities that reflect both current activity and ongoing logging.

The following list gives an overview of how you can use the Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor to view the performance of objects:

  • View the LN system and environment counters.
  • View data simultaneously from any number of computers.
  • View and dynamically change charts to reflect current activity and to show counter values that are updated at a user-defined frequency.
  • Export data from charts, logs, alert logs, and reports to spreadsheet or database programs for further manipulation and printing.
  • Add system alerts that list events in the Alert Log. To notify you, the alerts can either revert to Alert view, log the event in the Event Viewer's application log, or issue a network alert.
  • Run a predefined program either every time or only the first time a counter value goes over or under a user-defined value.
  • Create log files that contain data about objects on different computers.
  • Append selected sections of existing log files to a single file to form a long-term archive.
  • View current-activity reports or create reports from existing log files.
  • Save individual chart, alert, log, and report settings, or save the entire workspace setup to reuse if required.

LN-specific performance counters

LN publishes the following LN-specific performance counters in the Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor.

LN Environment Counters:

  • Shared Memory Uptime
  • Shared Memory Attachments
  • Shared Memory In Use
  • Shared Memory Size

LN System Counters:

  • Incorrect Login attempts
  • Incorrect Login attempts per second
  • Process terminations in LN
  • ESLogic Service uptime
  • Process terminations in Infor Enterprise Server per second

You can view these performance counters in charts. You can also use the Microsoft Windows Performance Monitor to create alerts that are started if an LN specific performance counter exceeds a predefined limit. For example, if more than 100 LN users are logged in an LN environment, an alert can be triggered to inform the LN system administrator.

To use the Microsoft Performance Monitor for LN

You can use the Microsoft Performance Monitor to do the following:

  • View a graphical representation of the LN performance counters.
  • Set alerts on the LN performance counters.

To start the Microsoft Performance Monitor select the following:

  • Settings (from the Windows Start menu)
  • Control Panel
  • Administrative Tools
  • Performance