Mark Friedman, Founder and CTO of Demand Technology Software, recently presented two sessions at the Computer Measurement Group’s imPACt Conference covering Performance Management in the Virtual Data Center. Mark discussed the current set of Windows performance and capacity planning challenges that arise due to infrastructure virtualization in both large scale on-premises and cloud computing environments. You can view […]
Defining and using machine groups are important features of the Performance Sentry Performance Database (PDB). Machine groups are especially useful in managing the performance data from hundreds or thousands of machines. Additionally, using machine groups improves charting and reporting performance in the Performance Sentry Portal. “A Guide to Using Machine Groups Effectively in the Performance […]
If you are interested in the performance of Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization solution, Mark Friedman, our Founder and CTO, recently put Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology through its paces, subjecting it to a series of CPU and memory stress tests. These tests are similar to the ones he used to evaluate the performance of VMware ESX to help […]
Demand Technology Software announced a cumulative maintenance distribution encompassing fixes and enhancements to the Performance Sentry collection service, Performance Sentry Administration, the Performance Sentry Web Portal, and the NTSMF PDB data utilities. It is available immediately for download for both new and existing customers. The Performance Sentry collection service version 184.108.40.206, which is included in […]
It has been brought to our attention that there is a problem in certain circumstances where attempting to ‘Uninstall’ or ‘Remove’ the Performance Sentry Collection Service results in an error message of “An error occurred while trying to remove Performance Sentry Collection Service. It may have already been uninstalled. Would you like to remove Performance […]
Introduction In the process of testing the latest setup routine for the Performance Sentry Portal on Windows Server 2003, it was discovered that upon setup completion, a user attempting to launch the Performance Sentry Portal website might encounter an HTTP 404 ‘The page cannot be found’ error: Modifying IIS The […]
The SQLServer:Deprecated Features object in SQL Server provides a counter (Usage) to monitor the features designated as deprecated. In each case the counter provides a usage count that lists the number of times the deprecated feature was encountered since SQL Server last started. This is a very costly object because it generates a lot of […]
Running Performance Sentry Portal in Windows 2008×32 and x64 platforms and Windows7 Situation: When installing the Performance Sentry Portal application, the current installation scripting language does not have the capabilities to make modifications to the initial Windows 2008 and Windows 7 server configuration roles, changes to the Internet Information Service (IIS) configuration and to the […]
Performance Sentry provides full support for VMWare objects and counters. For a full documentation of what objects and counters are available, you can simply point your browser to our website Download Area and navigate to Product Documentation and download “Objects and Counters collected by Performance Sentry VM”. Before doing this, users need to update the […]
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 host.
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