In the course of the last months, I have been working on a guide through the process of performance analysis. The poster introduces the individual subsystems and provides a step-by-step guide through important metrics and explains how to read the...
In the course of the last six months, I have published nine articles about performance monitoring , why it is a crucial task and how the different subsystems of the operating system. To wrap up this series, this article offers...
In the last post of this log counter values into a SQL database . Now I'll show you that Excel is a tremendous tool to quickly analyze the collected data. Excel offers a feature called pivot tables. It allows some...
After a lot of theory about performance monitoring , this article demonstrates how the Windows Performance Monitor can be used to log to a database - even from multiple machines. Most of you have probably used Performance Monitor before. It...
In my experience, terminal servers are not properly monitored resulting in administrators not knowing how a farm performs – neither concerning the peak performance nor the trend of the handled load. This leads to an inaccurate and often inadequate sizing...
Recently, I have been working with Performance Monitor a lot and have stumbled across several peculiarities. This article describes how PerfMon behaves on Windows x64 and how counter DLLs are managed by Windows as well as the difference in behaviour...