Windows 10 Performance Metrics

Performance Monitor

We are all impressed by the Performance Monitor capabilities in Windows 10 – but come on – what should we really be monitoring in there? And what are acceptable values? This list is compiled from the excellent text Exam Ref 70-698 Installing and Configuring Windows 10. I of course included this information in my course at CBT Nuggets in the Nugget on Troubleshooting Windows 10 Performance.

  • LogicalDisk – % Free Space
    • Greater than 15%
  • PhysicalDisk – % Idle Time
    • Greater than 20%
  • PhysicalDisk – Avg. Disk Sec/Read
    • Less than 25 ms
  • PhysicalDisk – Avg. Disk Sec/Write
    • Less than 25 ms
  • PhysicalDisk – Avg. Disk Queue Length
    • Should not be larger than 2 times the number of physical disks
  • Memory – % Committed Bytes in Use
    • Less than 80%
  • Memory – Available Mbytes
    • Greater than 5% of total RAM
  • Processor – % Processor Time
    • Less than 85%
  • System – Processor Queue Length
    • Should be more than twice the number of CPUs
  • Network Interface – Output Queue Length
    • Less than 2

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