Installing Performance Sentry VM on Windows Server 2008

Phil put together this quick video demonstrating the installation steps for installing Performance Sentry VM on Windows Server 2008.  At the end of the video he also adds some counters and shows the data in real time using Perfmon. The video is in HD and is easily viewed in full screen mode.

Read full story Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Using a Server Performance Monitor to find Code Problems

If you are reading this blog you already know that server performance monitoring is valuable for a number of reasons, but one thing that you may not have considered is using historical performance data to help to indentify problems introduced to a system by new programming code. A long time Performance Sentry user of ours […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }

Performance Sentry VM Available for General Beta

After months of development and testing Performance Sentry VM, our Performance Monitor for ESX Server, is available for general beta testing. Performance Sentry VM runs as a service in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2.  It can run in a VM guest, or a machine external to the ESX […]

Read full story Comments { 0 }