A buddy of mine sent me a link to Lynn Lunik's latest post over on myITforum.com and as is always the case, it's fantastic. I have the intro and a link below so if you have the need to collect perf data for troubleshooting or for performing capacity planning for Windows Servers this this one's for you:
There are numerous instances when using SCOM2k7 SP1 it is appropriate to 'collect' Performance Data as reference data when troubleshooting or performing capacity planning for Windows Servers. This Performance Data can either apply to an immediate circumstance (where typically creating a custom MMC using Performance Monitors and Alerts is acceptable), or in collecting Performance Data over a longer period of time for historical analysis. In this Blog entry I will review setting up a Performance Collection Rule in SCOM2k7 SP1. This Performance Collection Rule will specifically collect Performance Data for a specific Object and Counter as referenced in the Performance Logging and Alerts Microsoft Management Console (MMC).
To continue reading see http://myitforum.com/cs2/blogs/lynnlunik/archive/2009/01/15/sc-operations-manager-2007-sp1-configuration-steps-creating-a-performance-collection-rule-for-collecting-performance-data-for-windows-servers.aspx.
J.C. Hornbeck | Manageability Knowledge Engineer