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Performance Sentry supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8

We are happy to announce that Performance Sentry supports Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8. We had to tweak our installation a bit to use Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) as our previous use of pkgmgr is no longer supported. After understanding the nuances of the new Metro interface and IIS 8.0, we are […]

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Visit our UK Partner, Agileise, at UKCMG Forum 2012 in London!

The annual UKCMG Forum will take place on 10th October, 2012 at The Magic Circle in London.  Our UK partner, Agileise, will have an exhibit stand, so stop by and introduce yourself to Chitra and Andy.

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Visit our UK Partner, Agileise, at UKCMG Forum 2012 in London!

The annual UKCMG Forum will take place on 10th October, 2012 at The Magic Circle in London.  Our UK partner, Agileise, will have an exhibit stand, so stop by and introduce yourself to Chitra and Andy.

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Performance Sentry Performance Database (PDB) Data Model

Performance Sentry Performance Database (PDB) Data Model The Performance Sentry Performance Database (PDB) is a flexible and highly scalable repository designed specifically for optimal storage and reporting of detailed, daily performance data gathered using the performance monitoring facilities of the Windows operating system. This section introduces the data model that the PDB uses to store […]

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Visit our UK Partner, Agileise, and hear Mark Friedman speak at UKCMG 2012!

The UKCMG Annual Conference will take place on the 14th & 15th May 2012 and will be held at the Oxford Belfry Hotel, Thame, Oxford.  Our UK partner Agileise will have an exhibit stand, so stop by and introduce yourself to Chitra and Andy. Mark Friedman will be presenting a session titled “Measuring Processor Utilisation […]

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Visit our UK Partner, Agileise, and hear Mark Friedman speak at UKCMG 2012!

The UKCMG Annual Conference will take place on the 14th & 15th May 2012 and will be held at the Oxford Belfry Hotel, Thame, Oxford.  Our UK partner Agileise will have an exhibit stand, so stop by and introduce yourself to Chitra and Andy. Mark Friedman will be presenting a session titled “Measuring Processor Utilisation in […]

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Measuring Processor Utilization in Windows and Windows applications

Mark Friedman recently presented his paper at the CMG ’11 International Conference in Washington DC and we have made it available as a White Paper in our download area. You can use this link to retrieve it: Measuring Processor Utilization in Windows “This paper discusses the legacy technique for measuring processor utilization in Windows that […]

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Setting up a VMware Demonstration Environment on a Laptop

I needed to set up a mobile demo environment to show off our new VMware performance monitor and wanted something that could be hosted on a Windows laptop running ESX Server and a few different Virtual Machines. I started with an HP Pavilion dv7 quad-core Intel i7 running Windows 7 x64  with 8 GB of […]

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Using Crystal Reports with the Portal to Produce Customized Capacity Planning Reports

A Performance Sentry Portal user emailed support wanting to know how to use Crystal Reports to query the MS-SQL database to generate three basic management reports to illustrate: Average CPU usage in a predefined period (monthly, quarterly, etc.) Average memory usage (PF usage) in a predefined period (monthly, quarterly, etc.) Average disk usage in a […]

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