What is a typical Perfmon Sample Interval if duration is 12 hours or 24 hours?

Apr 18, 2011 at 10:00 PM

I wanted to know if anybody had any recommendations on the perfmon sample intervals for duration of 12 hours or 24 hours for SystemOverview Template?

My two main concerns is that if my sample intervals are greater than x sec/min/hr then I might not provide enough data for PAL to catch issues, but at the same time I do not want to get excessive log file size with small interval such as 5 seconds for 12/24 hours.

The objective toward this would be to get a perfmon log/day, feed it to PAL Server which would output an .xml file, then I would parse this file and send alerts to Xymon ( tool for monitoring servers ).