NAS Performance Monitoring

SysGauge includes an extensive set of NAS performance monitoring counters allowing one to monitor the performance of Windows-based NAS servers including the NAS data transfer rate, data request rate, open file count, data queue length, average request size and the average request time.

SysGauge NAS Performance Monitoring

In order to add a NAS performance monitoring counter, press the 'Add' button located on the main toolbar, selected the 'NAS Server' counters category in the left-side view, select an appropriate NAS performance monitoring counter in the middle view and then select the required network share in the right-side view. In addition, in order to monitor the performance of a remote NAS server via the network, press the 'Connect' button located in the bottom-left corner and specify the host name of the remote server to monitor.

  • NAS Data Transfer Rate - this counter measures the rate, in MB per second, at which data is being written to or read from this NAS server.
  • NAS Read Transfer Rate - this counter measures the rate, in MB per second, at which data is being read from this NAS server.
  • NAS Write Transfer Rate - this counter measures the rate, in MB per second, at which data is being written to this NAS server.
  • NAS Request Rate - this counter measures the rate, in requests per second, at which read or write requests are received by this NAS server.
  • NAS Data Request Rate - this counter measures the rate, in requests per second, at which data requests are received by this NAS server.
  • NAS Read Request Rate - this counter measures the rate, in requests per second, at which read requests are received by this NAS server.
  • NAS Write Request Rate - this counter measures the rate, in requests per second, at which write requests are received by this NAS server.
  • NAS Open File Count - this counter shows the number of files that are currently open in this NAS server on behalf of its clients.
  • NAS Total Open File Count - this counter shows the number of files that have been opened by the NAS file server on behalf of its clients since the server started.
  • NAS Open File Request Rate - this counter measures the rate, in requests per second, at which files are being opened for the NAS serverís clients.
  • NAS Metadata Request Rate - this counter measures the rate, in requests per seconds, at which metadata requests are being sent to this NAS server.
  • NAS Pending Requests - this counter shows the current number of requests are waiting to be processed by the NAS file server.
  • NAS Data Queue Length - this counter shows the current number of read or write requests outstanding on this NAS server.
  • NAS Network Transfer Rate - this counter measures the rate, in MB per second, at which data is being received and sent for requests related to this NAS server including the application data as well as the network protocol data.
  • NAS Network Received Rate - this counter measures the rate, in MB per second, at which data is being received for requests related to this NAS server including the application data as well as the network protocol data.
  • NAS Network Sent Rate - this counter measures the rate, in MB per second, at which data is being sent for requests related to this NAS server including the application data as well as the network protocol data.
  • NAS Average Request Size - this counter shows the average size of data requests in KB.
  • NAS Average Read Request Size - this counter shows the average size of read requests in KB.
  • NAS Average Write Request Size - this counter shows the average size of write requests in KB.
  • NAS Average Data Queue Length - this counter shows the average number of read and write requests that were queued by this NAS file server.
  • NAS Average Read Queue Length - this counter shows the average number of read requests that were queued by this NAS file server.
  • NAS Average Write Queue Length - this counter shows the average number of write requests that were queued by this NAS file server.
  • NAS Average Request Time - this counter shows the average number of milliseconds that elapse between the time at which the NAS file server receives a request and the time at which the server sends the corresponding response.
  • NAS Average Data Request Time - this counter shows the average number of milliseconds that elapse between the time at which the NAS file server receives a data request and the time at which the server sends the corresponding response.
  • NAS Average Read Request Time - this counter shows the average number of milliseconds that elapse between the time at which the NAS file server receives a read request and the time at which the server sends the corresponding response.
  • NAS Average Write Request Time - this counter shows the average number of milliseconds that elapse between the time at which the NAS file server receives a write request and the time at which the server sends the corresponding response.