Adding a Windows Performance Host

To check the performance statistics of the Windows host machine during a test run, you can add the Windows Performance host source to the Resource Monitoring service web UI.

About this task

You can monitor the local host or a remote host. The remote host must be connected with the computer that you use to access Resource Monitoring Service web UI.

Following are the considerations to allow remote access to the performance data on Windows 10:
  • The user name and password are same on the local and remote machine. Otherwise you must provide remote machine credentials.
  • The remote user is a member of the Performance Monitor Users group (start lusrmgr.msc and add the user to this group).
  • The Remote Registry service is running or automatic on the remote host (start services.msc and check Remote Registry status).
  • The Network Interface of the remote host that is implied in communication with the local host allows file and printer sharing.
  • The remote firewall is not blocking access; the following Windows Firewall rules must be activated:
    • File and Printer Sharing (NB-Name-In)
    • File and Printer Sharing (NB-Session-In)
    • File and Printer Sharing (*)
Note: If HCL Quality Server is installed on a Linux computer, by default, you cannot see the Windows Performance Host data source. You must install an agent on the target Windows computer to start monitoring its performance.

Procedure

  1. Start HCL Quality Server and access the Resource Monitoring Service - https://hostName:portNumber/rm/index.html.
  2. Click Sources > Add a Windows Performance host.
  3. To add the local host, click Add.
  4. To add the remote host, select the Target is another Windows machine check box.
  5. Specify the host name of the remote computer.
  6. In User account details, specify the user name and password of the remote host and click Add.
  7. Select the resource counters to be monitored and click Save. To add or remove the counters later, click the Configure icon Configure.

Results

The graph now displays the performance data of the selected Windows counters.
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