My software reccomendations: (How to evaluate software - Scroll down below)
How to find total resource usage. You will want to (depending on the
application) monitor several items. The basic ones are CPU, RAM and SWAP.
The not so apparent ones are I/O (such as network or disk).
- Windows (NT kernel)
- Open up the task manager
- Click on the view menu
- Click on Select Columns
- Check Virtual Memory Size
- Click OK
- Check the "Process" tab, it should have more data
- Another useful app - perfmon.msc (Extremely awesome tool)
- Systernals / Winternals - Now M$ - also has new tools which mimic POSIX/UNIX tools and they are extremely useful as well.
- Most POSIX/UNIX clones - Look to the man pages for arguments