At first glance, FileMaker Server 17 seems to be making it harder to properly monitor its performance. The Admin Console no longer has live views of the most important statistics across the four traditional bottlenecks (processing power, disk i/o, memory and network throughput). It also dropped the live view into the FileMaker Server event log.
However, there are simple ways around these challenges. Steven Blackwell and I put together an overview of how to continue to monitor your FileMaker Servers going forward.
Download the Tech Briefs
In this tech brief we cover:
- How to enable the crucial FileMaker Server stats.log, using the Admin Command Line and/or the new Admin API
- Where to find and how to download all of the FileMaker Server logs
- How to use the Windows Perfmon tool to collect these statistics and more (includes a template to download and use)
- Tools the Operating System provides to augment the monitoring effort
If you have any questions or feedback then start a thread on community.filemaker.com, and I’ll be sure to chime in.
Moving Forward with FileMaker 17
If you have any questions about how to navigate the new FileMaker Server monitoring or any other new features included in FileMaker 17, please contact our team. We’re happy to help your team determine the best way to leverage them within your FileMaker solution.