Perfmon: Create Perfmon Data Collector Set Manually

First you should read this. You can access performance monitor by doing any of the following typing 'perfmon' in command prompt Go to Start -> Run and type perfmon selecting the Performance or Reliability and Performance Monitor (in Windows Vista® and Windows Server® 2008) from the Administrative Tools menu Expand Performance tree on the left hand … Continue reading Perfmon: Create Perfmon Data Collector Set Manually

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Modify Common Parameters in Multiple Scripts Using Additional Attributes

Problem statement: Your performance regression scenario contains 20 different Loadrunner scripts. You run this scenario a number of times in a given release.For simplicity, let’s assume that all scripts are developed using web services protocol. There may or may not be any changes to the scripts but version of the service endpoint changes a lot … Continue reading Modify Common Parameters in Multiple Scripts Using Additional Attributes

Guide to set up Performance Monitoring using PerfMon on Windows Servers

When you don't have any external performance and application monitoring tool for windows, perfmon is your best bet. This guide contains the steps/instructions to setup performance monitors a.k.a. perfmon data collector sets and it applies to windows XP, windows 2003 server, windows 2008 servers, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 andWindows Vista. If you are using any other windows version, the process should … Continue reading Guide to set up Performance Monitoring using PerfMon on Windows Servers

Enabling NTDS Counters in Perfmon Monitoring

The other day when I was trying to setup performance monitoring for my Domain Controller (DC), I found out that the NTDS object's counters were missing in windows Perfmon (also called as System Monitor). Like everyone else I googled for a solution but couldn't find a thorough procedure of enabling it. I did find some possible … Continue reading Enabling NTDS Counters in Perfmon Monitoring

Step By Step Process for Your International Travel

I happened to write these steps when my girlfriend was getting ready for an international travel for the first time, alone. I was really worried as it was her first travel, she didn't know anything about the process to be followed, like check ins, security checks etc., during the journey. But when she called me … Continue reading Step By Step Process for Your International Travel

Loadrunner: Understanding Transaction Per Second (TPS)

Transaction per second (TPS) is the number of transactions executed per second. In other words, it can be calculated based on how many transactions are executed over a certain duration of the test and then calculate it for a second. For example, if a vuser executes 6 transactions every minute, then the TPS would be … Continue reading Loadrunner: Understanding Transaction Per Second (TPS)

Welcome!

Welcome to The Performance Engineer. Imagine a situation wherein you come to office after enjoying a long weekend. You are about to relax in your chair and you get a call from your client saying that the website you created for them has become ultra slow and caused them a loss of some million dollars! Don't … Continue reading Welcome!