For those who aren’t aware, Windows 7 (which I absolutely love) has the ability to mount and run native Virtual PC VHD’s. This is huge, but it isn’t exactly a cake walk. That is until now! DevHawk has provided a PowerShell script to make life beautiful. Never complain about your Virtual machine performance again… get [...]
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I’ve updated my PerformanceHelper class that I’ll throw around certain code blocks to help trend or monitor performance. Before it was merely a PerformanceCounter wrapper with a few metrics, but now you can specify Console, Debug and/or Perfmon. You do this by using an XOR ( ’|’ ) in a new Constructor. Here’s an example which outputs to [...]
In the Speedy Rewards team here we use custom PerformanceCounters quite extensively to monitor and trend our host systems. You may not know, but our rewards program implements real-time host integration for transactions that are Id’ed as a SpeedyRewards member such that systems like the in-store kiosk, www.SpeedyRewards.com, and any other store you may soon visit can accurately [...]