Windows Server Certification Authority (Performance)

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    This template assesses the status and overall performance of a Windows Server Certification Authority Services by using performance counters.


    Prerequisites: WMI access to the target server.

    Credentials: Windows Administrator on the target server.


    Monitored Components

    Service: Active Directory Certificate Services

    This monitor returns CPU and memory usage of Active Directory Certificate Services. This service creates, manages, and removes X.509 certificates for applications such as S/MIME and SSL. If this service is stopped, certificates will not be created. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

     

    Failed Requests/sec

    This monitor returns the number of failed certificate requests processed per second.

     

    Pending Requests/sec

    This monitor returns the number of pending certificate requests processed per second.

     

    Requests/sec

    This monitor returns the number of certificate requests processed per second.

     

    Retrievals/sec

    This monitor returns the number of certificate retrieval requests processed per second.

     

    Request cryptographic signing time (ms)

    This monitor returns the time elapsed for signing operation per request.

     

    Request policy module processing time (ms)

    This monitor returns the time elapsed for policy module processing per request.

     

    Request processing time (ms)

    This monitor returns the time elapsed per request.

     

    Retrieval processing time (ms)

    This monitor returns the time elapsed per certificate retrieval request.

     

    Issued Requests/sec

    This monitor returns the number of issued certificate requests processed per second.

     

    Active connections

    This monitor returns the number of active connections.

     

    Portions of this document are based on the following sources: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc/774508(v=ws.10).aspx

    Last updated: 8/19/2014