Important counter sets for monitoring ASP.NET performance using Perfmon Tool

By | April 28, 2011

For Any ASP.NET application, monitoring performance is an important job. Performance Monitor tool having some nice features that helps us to monitor ASP.NET Application performance in a better way.In this Tips I  discuss four important counter sets that are very useful in monitoring ASP.NET performance.

These are highlighted below

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Steps:

1. Open the Perfmon [ Start > Run > Perfmon ].

2. Add the Counters. Specify local or remote computer.

3. The four types of sets are

  • W3SVC_W3WP: Exposes HTTP request processing related counters for the worker process as displayed below

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  • WAS_W3WP:  Exposes Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) related counters for the worker process as displayed below

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  • Web Service: Includes counters specific to the World Wide Web Publishing Service as displayed below

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  • Web Service Cache: Includes cache counters specific to the World Wide Web Publishing Service as displayed below

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