Amanda just send me this link via email. It’s a great breakdown of performance monitoring on SharePoint Portal Server 2003.
Performance monitoring helps organizations identify performance bottlenecks of the current environment and identify the right time to scale out the SharePoint server farm. I will be looking at what are the critical performance counters in a SharePoint Portal environment and how to monitor them. This article includes information regarding analyze logs information to determine the best scale out options for SharePoint server farm. Organizations can use the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 System Monitor, Performance Logs and Alerts to monitor the counters described in this article.
Monitoring performance regularly, organizations can recognize trends as they develop and prevent performance problems. This will also help to decide when to upgrade the hardware and whether upgrades are improving the server’s performance.