Applies to: Windows 7+, Windows Server 2008 R2+ Target audience: People I support primarily. Anyone who wants to perf like a pro? Why There may come a time where you need to import an xml file given to you by a support person into Perfmon. This is so precise, targeted data captures can be made… Continue reading Performance Series Part 2 – How to import an xml file into Perfmon on Windows.
Howdy, simple walk-through post on how to build a Perfmon data collector set using the excellent templates available from Clint Huffman’s PAL utility. Step 1: Export the appropriate template from PAL; One just clicks Threshold File (1), then Export to Perfmon template file (2), and gives it a file name to save as. Step 2:… Continue reading Build a Perfmon data collector set from a PAL xml template
PAL (http://pal.codeplex.com/) is a favorite tool of mine, written by Clint Huffman. I’ve written about it a few times but maybe you weren’t aware that the newest release has multi-threading capability? It’s no in your face though really, just an option on the last page, the Execute page: If you assign more than… Continue reading PAL 2.3 with Multi-Threading!
I highly recommend giving this a read so you are ready for Windows Server 2012. The dude had a hand in proofing the book and even has a sidebar on page 25 on performance monitoring. Give it a read, rumor has it there may be some floating around at TechEd Orlando and Amsterdam as well…… Continue reading Introducing Windows Server 2012 Free e-book available
This is a special post, from the Microsoft Premier Field Engineers (PFE) Vital Signs Instructors alias…something we felt should be shared. EDIT 2016: Note that Clint Huffman made a post to do this in logman in a black box recorder stype. I recommend following that too if you need the functionality: Clint's world, party time, excellent… Continue reading How to sustain your data collector set through a reboot!