How can I measure Iguana Server system requirements?

Windows: View CPU

Using the Windows Task Manager

Windows Task Manager is a useful tool for collecting information on your system in real time. Unlike Perfmon, it does not provide a means for recording information.

To use Windows Task Manager:

  1. In Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista, press Ctrl+Alt+Del simultaneously to open the Windows Security Dialog, and then click Task Manager. In Windows XP, pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del simultaneously may also launch the application immediately.
  2. Click the Performance tab to display the CPU Usage.

After one hour of running Iguana, the average CPU usage is as follows:

CPU Counter Description Average Value Suggested Average Threshold
CPU Usage Percentage of time the processor is running an operation, other than when it’s idle. 5% 10-15%; threshold can increase if Iguana is the only main application running on the machine (not including background processes). For the most part this number should be below 20%, with only the occasional spike.

Using Perfmon

After an hour of running Iguana, the average percentage of time the CPU took to process a thread is as follows:

CPU Counter Description Average Value Suggested Average Threshold
% Processor Time Percentage of elapsed time that the processor spends to execute a non-idle thread. 2.879% 85%

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