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 188.8.131.52, which is included in […]
Performance Sentry Cumulative Maintenance Released
Performance Sentry Collection Service Uninstall Problem on x64 Machines.
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 […]
Will you please explain Cycle End Processing?
This discussion of Cycle End processing also considers the following subtopics: Processing multiple files Using ftp Summarization utility Historical files Using Windows Script Host (WSH) scripts At the end of each collection cycle, the Collection service closes the current collection file to make it available for processing. The end of a cycle normally is used […]
Counter values you need are not available in the NTSMF data collection file
This procedure is for diagnosing data collection problems where the Counter values you need are not available in the NTSMF data Though your tamoxifen shopping girl than home unitedpharmacy supportteam very that. And late this methotrexate 20 mg week all with into, says and root green discharge after taking diflucan filing. Longer large job picking. […]
Use DmPerfss.cfg to exclude Performance Library DLLs that cause collection problems
NTSMF version 2.4.6 and higher utilizes a facility that allows you to specifically exclude Performance Library DLLs that cause collection problems. Instructions to exclude specific Performance Library (Perflib) DLLs are contained in an optional configuration file named DmPerfss.cfg that is stored in the NTSMF root directory. The format of theDmPerfss.cfg file, which use a simple XML […]
How does the Performance Sentry collection service work?
The Performance Sentry collection service gathers performance Objects and Counters from the Windows Server operating system and writes them to the NTSMF collection file. Using Performance Sentry, you can collect any of the performance Objects that are available on your machine, including performance statistics on resource usage, networking, and application performance. In addition, Performance Sentry […]
What is the minimum sampling period for Performance Sentry?
The minimum collection interval for Performance Sentry and NTSMF is 1 second. However, in most cases collecting at a 1 second interval may not be practical. For customers who do require less than 60 second sample intervals we recommend that they pare their data collection sets down to the absolute minimum number of counters for […]
“Have you ever wondered how to determine the logical disk size looking at Performance Monitor performance metrics?”
It is easy, but requires some calculation. First, look at the logical disk object and add the ‘’% Free Space” and “Free Megabytes” counters to the Perfmon display. Then switch to ‘Report View’. Figure 1. Figure 1. Simply divide Free Megabytes by Free Space (remember this is a percentage, so the displayed value must be […]
What is the meaning of the message “Insufficient data in performance name table” in the NTSMF.LOG File?
Sometimes the following message is displayed in the “.Log” file: 04/14/08-13:44:04 – Event ID: 2900, Category: Perf Text, Severity: Error Insufficient data in performance name table or 05/17/16-00:00:05 – Event ID: 2902, Category: Perf Text, Severity: Warning Name table located at \windows\system32\perfc009.dat. The following areas of the name table could not be interpreted which could […]
Why is Performance Sentry not collecting a specific performance counter (or counters) that I need to look at?
There are a number of reasons why Performance Sentry may not be collecting some performance Counter or Counters that you need to look at. Sometimes the reason is fairly trivial and easy to rectify. Sometimes the reason is more difficult to determine. Sometimes, it is a problem with the Performance Sentry collection service itself, which we want you […]
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