SharePoint 2010 MP and performance monitoring RRS feed

  • Question

  • Using the Sharepoint 2010 MP what additional counters should added to be able to get a picture of the Sharepoint enviorments performance?
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 4:39 PM

All replies

  • Take a look at the MPwiki - the SharePoint 2010 MP has a lot of performance collection ability - but most of it is disabled by default.



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    • Proposed as answer by Marc Klaver Friday, July 15, 2011 7:35 AM
    • Unproposed as answer by GGratto Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:42 PM
    Thursday, July 14, 2011 7:23 PM
  • I see nothing that can be enabled at least nothing I can enable, I am being told by our SCOM admin that he belives that:

     "The MP was configured to have everything copied across all categories (Availability, Configuration, Performance, Security).  If you look at all of them, they always have the same entities – but only some of them have actually have monitors under them.  So, my best guess is that they were lazy and copied the same config across the board on all 4 categories and only configured things for entities that they thought mattered."

    Is this correct, the MP will alert you to something goning wrong but does not have any real performace information that can be used for tuning SahrePoint?

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 6:31 PM
  • Err, not sure who you are quoting.  Look a the by-default-disabled discoveries in the MP (you can see these easily on the mpwiki) and you can see that there are dozens and dozens of performance collection options that are by default disabled.  You can enable them by the discovery group that the monitors target.

    If the quote is from your SCOM admin, it appears he is confusing the aggregate monitor buckets in the health explorer with performance views and perforamnce collection.  In general, performance collection is not related to the health aspects that the default four aggregate types represent. 


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    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 6:43 PM
  • Dan, thank you so much for the help with this.  

    yes my SCOM Admin was the one I quoted.   I do not have any access to the MP to look at the "by-defaut-disabled discoveries"    Can you place a link to the place in the MPwiki that shows this listing?

    Wednesday, July 20, 2011 6:56 PM
  • You might want:

    1. For WFE servers

    - CPU and memory (from Windows OS management pack);

    - Web Service - Current Connections (IIS7 management pack);

    - w3wp process stats (needs custom rule);

    - ASP.NET counters, in case you have custom code (needs custom rule)

    2. For SQL Server

    - CPU, memory, disk (from Windows OS management pack);

    - content DB size (SQL 2008 management pack)

    3. Web Application monitor with a simple scenario - and watch response time (needs to be created)


    All these can be combined into a dashboard.

    Most of the performance collection rules are in MPs other than SharePoint 2010.

    Thursday, July 21, 2011 8:36 AM
  • Yurly,   Thank you, I have the MP viewer disscussed here http://systemcentercentral.com/BlogDetails/tabid/143/IndexID/19158/Default.aspx  and I look at both of the MPS for sahrepoint 2010 and I see no performance counters. 

    We will look into doing something else.


    Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:51 PM
  • Just look at the descriptions of the foundation and products MPs - then drill in, look at the rules lists, etc.


    For instance:


    Shows a lot of data is being collected.

    Then look at the monitors list - there are some numerical threshold rules -these would come from counters


    Then look at the products MP for Sharepoint 2010.  A whole lot of things disabled by default that can be turned on


    Collection rules ....





    And do learn the notation in the wiki- dashed lines around discoveries mean not enabled by default.  If a rule or monitor has a target that is not automatically discovered because the discovery is disabled, the monitor will only work if you turn on the corresponding discoveries


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    Thursday, July 21, 2011 6:20 PM
  • Dan, as far as I can see, all rules in "SharePoint 2010 Foundation" and most rules in "SharePoint 2010 Products" MP are event-based alerting rules.
    Friday, July 22, 2011 1:02 PM
  • Once you can see what is defined in the management pack, and after you have explored the different views proviced, you should have a good idea of what performance elements are possible to monitor via the pack.  If there are more counters you specifically need, you can simply add them.

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    Monday, July 25, 2011 5:11 PM