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Export data from performance monitor

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  • Hi, probably a question done to death but cant see much clarity on it. I've to provide performace report of a Windows 2003 server for a specific duration. My questions are;
    1) Is it possible to get past performance data from perfmon? If yes, how?

    2) Is it possible to get performace data for a 3rd party application installed on the server? If yes, how?

    3) What is the significance of data collector set?

    Thanks in advance.


    • Edited by strike3test Thursday, November 01, 2012 1:56 AM
    Thursday, November 01, 2012 1:47 AM

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  • 1) If you log to file, I use pal report to generate a report with old data.

    2) Yes, you select the process name is for the counter (but usually i use *  to get all process)

    3) If I remember correctly, it's just some standard set, but you can modify it at will.


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    • Proposed as answer by jimixso0 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 8:50 AM
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    Thursday, November 01, 2012 2:25 AM
  • Thanks Yagmoth, I am more keen on native server tools - cant install 3rd party s/w. One thing I forget to mention is that the question is around Server 2003. Interface of 2008 is intuitive & self explanatory.
    Saturday, November 03, 2012 11:33 PM
  • For the pal report, it run on any workstation, you just laod the file you saved from perfmon.

    So, you run the perfmon and select to save to a file for a period X of time, and after you run that tool on another computer to generate a readable report :-)


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    Monday, November 05, 2012 3:01 AM
  • OK so 2 of my servers recently had a software update after which 1 server lost half of its memory & a day later the 2nd server did the same. How can I check logs etc to determine affects after applying updates. Since that time memory wavers between 500-1000MB. Is there a way I can see the relation between memoey loss & software updates? No use of 3rd party apps please.
    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 8:28 PM
  • Use perfmon, activate that counter;

    • Performance Object: Process

    • Counter as Private Bytes

    • Instance as all

    Make perfmon save to file, and after analyse the perfmon. With perfmon directly, but with pal report in worst case if you can't read the data in the perfmon's windows.


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    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 9:46 PM
  • Thanks, is there a way I can check what caused/is causing the spike or memory utilization possibly in event logs? I just attempted to trigger the counters but it wont give me historical data (quite understandbly).
    Wednesday, November 07, 2012 9:51 PM
  • perfmon is ugly for such stat :|, but I would still recommand to run pal on a workstation. Copy the perfmon datafile, and make a easy report.

    ps, that tool is made by microsoft actually (http://blogs.technet.com/b/seanearp/archive/2008/02/20/analyzing-your-windows-perfmon-logs.aspx) & (http://pal.codeplex.com/)

     

    Quote from the codeplex's page: "Support and social media: Please post to the Discussions section of the web site, use the Twitter hashtag #paltool, or email the developer at clinth@microsoft.com."

     

    With the hour in the stat report, after you hunt in the eventlog, log file of any third part program and watch what might had caused it :)


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    Thursday, November 08, 2012 1:04 AM
  • Thanks for your help

    Mods please close the thread

    Sunday, November 11, 2012 9:28 PM