Using Server Analysis
Server Analysis shows how well a server is responding under various load conditions. For best results, you should analyze a packet capture obtained over a range of typical load conditions for that server.
To perform Server Analysis, right-click any connection to the server you are interested in—TCP Events or UDP Events—and click Server Analysis. The Server Analysis window appears.
If there is a smooth, linear increase in response times as the number of simultaneous requests increases, then this kind of pattern (or a chart that shows little increase in response time) means that the server is handling observed loads well. If the chart shows a more exponential increase after a certain number of simultaneous requests, it means that you should perhaps obtain faster processors or hard disks for your database server.
The Server Analysis displays are designed to help evaluate a server’s or system’s response time under various load scenarios. The server in Server Analysis can be selected in several ways. From either the TCP Events or UDP events, right-clicking on any conversation will offer access to Server Analysis for either station in the right-click menu, or by clicking the Server Analysis button and selecting the server from the drop-down list at the top of the display.
The graph on the top of the Server Analysis display shows the response times for each level of simultaneous requests. An average line is shown for baselining purposes.