How to import Perfmon logs into a SQL Database to create Excel Pivot Charts

We came across a scenario where a customer needs to run a Performance Test of an Application but due to security policies, customer is not able to provide Server-Level access to the Servers where the Application is hosted. Without the access, a Visual Studio Load Test will not be able to collect performance metrics from…


Create custom Perfmon counters and update them using PowerShell

Adding Perfmon counters to a Visual Studio load test is useful to monitor remote host’s metrics such a as usage of Processor, Memory or Local Disks. These metrics can be added to a graph and overlay against Load Test metrics such as throughput or response times for analysis. In certain cases there are metrics that…