Clint Huffman's Windows Performance Blog

Clint Huffman's Windows Performance Blog

March, 2008

  • Quick Network Performance Checks

    Here are a few quick network checks I do when I go on-site with customers. First, I do a ping to measure latency – LAN should respond in less than a few milliseconds. Next, I do a PathPing (sends a burst of 100 ping packets at each hop, then measures...
  • Microsoft BizTalk Database Tips for Microsoft SQL Server DBA's

    I recently had a Microsoft SQL Server expert ask me about some tips regarding Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 databases, so I thought I'd share this information on my blog. First of all BizTalk database are not your normal SQL databases. Yes, I said...
  • Warning: Perf Counter Data might be Inaccurate on some AMD Processor Computers

    I've been gathering performance counter data all week on a server and found a really long disk latency issue where disk writes were taking longer than 1 second (should be less than 15ms). The odd part is that the server was very responsive and the typical...
  • Some Cool Perf Analysis Tool I Recently Discovered

    While troubleshooting disk latency ghosts (see my previous blog entry on AMD Opteron processors), i came across a set of tools. Apparently these tools have been around awhile, but I never knew. Here is the link to them: http://research.microsoft.com/barc...
  • I'm speaking at TechEd 2008 This Year!

    I'm proud to announce that I will be speaking at TechEd 2008 this year in Orlando, Florida. It will be a 1 hour chalk talk during the ITPro week (June 10th - 13th, 2008). I hope to see some of the PAL tool users there! :-) My session will be on Microsoft...