Performance counter thresholds are updated. But, there are some differences from Exchange 2003 Performance Troubleshooting Guide for some reasons.

Database Disks:               

·         Average Disk sec/Read (or I/O Database Reads Average Latency): The average should be below 20 ms. Spikes (maximum values) should not be higher than 50 ms; more than 6 violations fail the test.

Transactional Log Disks:

·         Average Disk sec/Write (or I/O Log Writes Average Latency): The average should be below 10 ms. Spikes (maximum values) should not be higher than 50 ms; more than 6 violations fail the test.

Here are the latest performance counter thresholds: 

Disk Sub-system Thresholds

Performance

Stress

Troubleshooting Guide

Data Disk Read Latency (average)

20 ms

20 ms

Data Disk Read Latency (maximum)

50 ms

100 ms

50 ms

Data Disk Write Latency (average)

(n/a)

20 ms

Data Disk Write Latency (maximum)

50 ms

Log Disk Read Latency (average)

(n/a)

5 ms

Log Disk Read Latency (minimum)

50 ms

Log Disk Write Latency (average)

10 ms

10 ms

Log Disk Write Latency (maximum)

50 ms

100 ms

50 ms

 

Host Computer Thresholds

Performance/Stress

% Processor Time (maximum)

90%

% Processor Time (average)

80%

Available Memory Bytes (minimum)

50 MB

Page Table Entries (minimum)

5000

Transition Pages Repurposed/Sec (average)

100

Memory Pages Per Sec (average)

100

Pool Nonpaged Bytes (maximum)

75 MB

Pool Paged Bytes (maximum)

180 MB

Database Page Fault Stalls Per Sec (average)

1.0

  

Reference: Troubleshooting Exchange Server 2003 Performance

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