One of the top questions I get with the PAL tool is what data to collect. As many of you know, the PAL tool only analyze existing counter logs. It is up to you to create the counter log. To help with this problem, I created a PowerShell script called PalCollector.ps1. This script will query your local computer’s performance counters and will find a PAL threshold file that best matches your computer, then it creates a data collector set called, “PalCollector” using the counter paths from the best matching threshold file. It creates the data collector as a 200 MB binary circular log which means that it will continuously collect data every 15 seconds and will never get over 200 MB in size – roughly 24 hours of data. Once you are done collecting data, analyze the counter log (*.blg) using the PAL tool as you normally would.
Please let me know your thoughts on how it is working for you and any recommendations on improvement.
The download link doesn't work. Is there any other location where we can download this file?
Is the download link going to get corrected?
The download link works for me. Please let me know if you still can't get to it. Please keep in mind that it is on my personal SkyDrive and many corporations block access to SkyDrive.
have used the pal tool before and setting up again.
found you site and tried this.
was excited until this ;).
any ideas ?
happy to be a guinea pig.
followed the steps and got this message.
windows 7 ultimate sp1 e.t.c
Best threshold match: BizTalkServer2006.xml
Number of matches: 170
The data is invalid.
Data Collector Set was not found.
A Performance Monitor data collector called "PalCollector" has been created. Go to Start, Run, "Perfmon", , then
navigate User Defined data collector sets to see the data collector.