Posted by decipherinfosys on October 17, 2008
We have covered perfmon before in a couple of articles and blog posts. In today’s post, we are going to take a look at some of the freebies that MSFT offers in order to make working with perfmon even easier. It is already easy enough but these tools provide a wizard as well as extract the data in different formats and also allow us to manage and schedule the performance counters. There are three such tools:
1) Performance Monitor Wizard: You can download this tool from here. It provides a wizard to simplify the creation and management of the performance monitor logs. It is a pretty simple tool but does have limited collection methods – you can have OS Counters, Exchange counters etc. and you can select from three different types of collection methods – Standaard, High CPU and Advance Configuration.
It does not have any SQL Counters though. You can use the wizard and then later on add your own objects to monitor once you have the perfmon set up.
2) Relog and 3) Logman are other two very nice utilities. We had blogged about those before and you can read more on those over here.