Sunday, June 16, 2013

What is PerfView

PerfView is a performance analysis tool, developed by the Microsoft Performance Team to debug and analyze memory and CPU related performance issues.  It is a light weight component that makes sure that running the tool is not an overhead to the server or workstation.

PerfView tool is very handy, it does not need any installation and configurations to be done, you can just download and start working on it with a single click.

PerfView uses the following sources of information to do its analysis.
         1. ETW Trace – Event Tracing of Windows is an event tracing system which monitors and logs every
         activity in the system, All application level and system level events are logged into this trace.
        2. Memory related information from the Managed Heap
The PerfView is a free component and can be downloaded from the following Microsoft site.

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