Understanding Resource Usage of ADC

Understanding Resource Usage of ADC

Understanding how ADC uses resources will help you to minimize the resources that Connection Agreements consume.

Server Resources Consumed by ADC

Depending on the replication time set and the number of objects changed, the ADC server and the other directory servers it interacts with may have to process large amounts of data, so it is important that these computers have adequate power and memory and that they be well-connected to the rest of the network. Ideally, they should be set up on the same fast LAN.

When ADC is running, it can use the majority of the server's processing power. This consumption level is constant until all replication is complete; however, the load placed on the bridgehead servers is low compared to the load placed on the server running ADC.

Using Performance Monitor Counters

You monitor ADC performance by using the standard system Performance Monitor counters.

To view the performance counters available for the ADC, start Performance Monitor, and then click the Add button on the toolbar to add counters. Select the MSADC performance object. You can select each performance counter and click Explain to view its definition.

Network performance should also be closely monitored using existing network management tools. You can observe the impact of Active Directory synchronization on your Exchange and Active Directory replication environments by using directory replication counters.

Related Topics

Deploying Active Directory Connector Determining Location of ADC's Planning a Replication Schedule