From time to time it may be necessary or desirable to review the performance of an Archive Shuttle module. How to capture this data will be described below, using the Archive Shuttle Native Format Import Module as an example
Windows has a built-in Performance Monitor application which can be used to view performance on-screen, or captured to a file for later review. The example below explains how to review data on-screen for quick analysis.
Launching Performance Monitor
Performance Monitor can be launched by going to Start -> Run, and entering perfmon.
The main performance monitor screen will then be shown.
Adding Performance Monitoring Data
In Performance Monitor under Monitoring Tools the chart which is displayed can be customized to include relevant data to an Archive Shuttle module. It is usual to start by removing any data capture items which are not needed. It is often useful to leave if present, or add it if not present, % Processor Time for the _Total instance. This will show overall CPU usage on the machine where the modules are running.
To add additional data points click on ‘Add’ in the toolbar above the chart:
From the pop-up dialog which appears locate the module and expand the list of counters as shown below:
With some, or all, of the counters selected click Add (as highlighted in the screenshot above). Then click on OK.
Reviewing the Data
Data will now start to be captured. When the appropriate module begins performing work the chart may look something like this:
It is normal to have to change some of the counters that are shown because they quickly go off the scale of 0 to 100. For example the #PST Ingests which records the number of items ingested into PSTs by the Native Format Import Module.
To change the scale right click on a counter, and go to properties, and then amend the scale and click OK, as shown below: