Microsoft Windows operating systems include a tool named Reliability and Performance Monitor (or Performance Monitor in some versions of the operating system). You can configure this tool to obtain and display performance data as system components run on your Microsoft Dynamics CRM deployment.
Performance objects provide sets of counters that generate data about how various components perform as they run in your Microsoft Dynamics CRM environment. For example, the Processor object collects metrics that show how one or more microprocessors are performing on a particular server.
Many performance objects are built into the operating system, and more are installed with software applications and services. For example, the performance objects installed with SQL Server and Exchange Server can help you monitor the performance of components that are relevant to your system.
This article describes the performance objects and counters that are installed with Microsoft Dynamics CRM.