I am using WMI to obtain performance data. I want to know how many requests per second are entering into the IIS. I am using the “WebService” object and the “Total methods requests per sec” performance counter.
I have created a script in VB in order to obtain the data from Win32_PerfFormattedData_W3SVC_WebService.TotalMethodRequestsPerSec.
I made several tests and I don’t know why I receive different results depending on having the counter running in the System Monitor or not. It seems that there is some kind of interaction with the System Monitor and I would like someone to explain me why
this is happening.
The script does the following process:
• Refresh the counter.
• Wait a second.
• Refresh the counter again.
• Read the counter data.
The servers where I performed the tests are receiving an average of 200 requests per second all day long.
If I execute the script every 30 seconds without the “System Monitor” running, it returns values in the range of 1200 - 1600 requests per second. If I open the System Monitor and load the same counter, the script retrieves values in the range of 180-200
requests per second. In this last case, the script and the System Monitor show the same values. If I close the “System Monitor” and I execute the script again, it starts to return bigger values like at the beginning.
Does anyone have any idea about this behavior?
This is the script:
Set colitems = _
for each objitem in colitems
if objItem.Name="_Total" then
WScript.echo objItem.TotalMethodRequestsPersec & ":OK"
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