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Profiling Tools

The new home for Visual Studio documentation is Visual Studio 2017 Documentation on docs.microsoft.com.

The latest version of this topic can be found at Profiling in Visual Studio .

Profiling and diagnostics tools help you diagnose memory and CPU usage and other application-level issues. With these tools, you can accumulate data (such as variable values, function calls, and events) over the time you run your application in the debugger. You can view the state of your application at different points during the execution of your code.

Check out the summary at the bottom to see what tools are available for your project type (for example, desktop, UWP, ASP.NET).

You can access the profiling tools by using Debug / Windows / Show Diagnostic Tools to use the tools during your debug session, or by using Debug / Performance Profiler. to do a focused performance analysis. See Running Profiling Tools With or Without the Debugger for more information on the different approaches.

See What’s New in Profiling Tools to learn about new features for this release.

The following sections describe the different performance tools that are available in Visual Studio.

Find memory leaks and inefficient memory while you’re debugging with the Memory Usage tool. The tool lets you take snapshots of the managed and native memory heap. You can use this tool with desktop apps, Windows Universal apps, and ASP.NET apps. The Memory Usage tool can be run from the Diagnostics Tools window while you are debugging (Debug / Windows / Show Diagnostic Tools ) or outside the debugger (Debug / Performance Profiler. ). See Memory Usage and Memory Usage without Debugging for more information.

The CPU Usage tool shows you where the CPU is spending time executing C++, C#/VB, and JavaScript code. You can use this tool with both desktop and Windows Universal apps, as well as Azure App Services apps. The CPU Usage tool can be run from the Diagnostics Tools window while you are debugging (Debug / Windows / Show Diagnostic Tools ) or outside the debugger (Debug / Performance Profiler. ). See CPU Usage for more information.

The Performance Explorer (Debug / Profiler / Performance Explorer ) allows you to use many different tools, including CPU Sampling. Instrumentation. .NET Memory Allocation. and Resource Contention. You can use Performance Explorer tools with desktop apps and ASP.NET apps, but not Windows Universal apps. For more information, see Performance Explorer .

Use the GPU Usage tool to better understand the high-level hardware utilization of your Direct3D app. You can use this tool with both desktop and Windows Universal apps, but not ASP.NET apps. The GPU Usage tool can be run from the Diagnostic Tools window while you are debugging (Debug / Show Diagnostic Tools ) or outside the debugger (Debug / Performance Profiler. ).

The Application Timeline tool helps improve the performance of XAML applications by providing a detailed view of their resource consumption. You can use the Application Timeline with desktop and Windows Universal apps, but not ASP.NET apps. The Application Timeline tool can be run from the Diagnostics Tools window (Debug / Performance Profiler. ).

When the debugger stops execution at a breakpoint or stepping operation, the elapsed time between the break and the previous breakpoint appears as a tip in the editor window. These PerfTips help you to monitor and analyze the performance of your app while you are debugging. You can see PerfTips in desktop, Windows Universal, and ASP.NET apps.

The JavaScript Memory tool lets you measure, evaluate, and target performance-related issues in your code by collecting timing information at the entrance and exit of each function in your app. You can use this tool with Windows Universal HTML apps. The JavaScript Function Timing tool can be run from the Diagnostics Tools window (Debug / Performance Profiler. ).

The HTML UI responsiveness tool helps you isolate performance problems in your apps, including lack of responsiveness, slow loading time, and visual updates that are less frequent than expected. You can use this tool with Windows Universal HTML apps. The HTML UI Responsiveness tool can be run from the Diagnostics Tools window (Debug / Performance Profiler. ).

IntelliTrace lets you record specific events, examine data in the Locals window during debugger events and function calls, and debug errors that are hard to reproduce. IntelliTrace is primarily a debugging tool, but it also provides information that can be used for performance investigations. You can use this tool in Visual Studio Enterprise only, with desktop, Windows Universal, and ASP.NET C# apps. You can find IntelliTrace in the Diagnostics Tools window while you are debugging (Debug / Windows / Show Diagnostic Tools ).

The recommended approach to profiling in production is to profile from the command line using vsperf.exe to collect a CPU Profile. For remote profiling support in Azure App Service, you can profile through the Server Explorer or Kudu Portal .


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Performance Bonds

Performance Bonds are Contract Guarantee Bonds, in which the guarantor undertakes to pay damages to a third party if there is a breach by his contractor. Performance Bonds issued by Surety companies are used to reassure Employers that the contractor will ‘perform’ in accordance with the Contract.

The ability to provide a Performance Bond from a Surety evidences to the beneficiary that the contractor has a strong financial covenant, enabling the contractor to win new contracts.

It is typically for 10% of the Contract Sum, to cover losses incurred by the beneficiary following a breach of contract, including contractor Insolvency, by the contractor.

They are typically required by contractors operating in the following industry sectors:

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Information required for a quote

Whilst no means exhaustive, here are the main items you will need

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Years ago, in one of the first rigorous studies of performance appraisal, General Electric discovered that criticism for an individual’s performance doesn’t usually result in much performance improvement. What does work, the GE researchers found, was reinforcing the individual’s strengths and encouraging him to make even more use of those skills that were particularly well developed. Things haven’t changed. Building on strengths almost always provides better performance than trying to shore up weaknesses.

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ITM, a UK-based leading independent provider of specialist ICT infrastructure solutions and services, applies best of breed technology, in-house expertise and innovation to deliver standards compliant solutions and services to clients throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the World. Stuart Ayres, ITM Fibre & Equipment Engineer, reviewed the results of their investment in twenty Versiv Cabling Certification Systems.

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Results: By leveraging Versiv™ DSX-5000, CertiFiber® Pro and LinkWare™ Live, PowerCom has significantly reduced the time and effort needed to test the systems and provide results to their customers. Instead of requiring the field technicians to set-up test parameters and commute to the office to deliver/review the test reports, these tasks can be done remotely through the cloud. By leveraging LinkWare Live, PowerCom technicians can complete jobs faster, ensure test accuracy and reduce the potential for rework.

Fluke Networks is pleased to announce that ECR Informatique, a leading company in the cable installation market, acquired the new Versiv platform, now with a fleet of 7 cable certifiers with DSX-5000 replacing DTX-1800 in order to consolidate its position and deployment in structured cabling solutions systems at both DataCenters and horizontal cabling levels.

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t+b Solutions is a performance improvement company based in Bangkok who operate throughout SE Asia. They needed a way to centralise and categorise their growing client base as well as improve visibility into the sales pipeline and also reach the right people with the right information through effective CRM and email marketing.

t + b Solutions required a CRM application in order to improve their sales and marketing and contact management. More specifically, they needed manage their sales pipeline and sales closure processes more effectively.

The Zoho CRM Starter Package was also selected together with an email marketing package, which included

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  • Implementation of centralized calendaring and tasks management
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  • Specific emphasis on the use of segmentation in improve the effectiveness of their email marketing campaigns
  • Setup of email templates
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Performance Monitor #performance #monitor #tutorial


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Performance Monitor

By: Greg Robidoux
Overview

Windows Performance Monitor or PerfMon is another great tool to capture metrics for your entire server. So far we discussed DMVs and Profiler which are great tools for finding out what is occurring within your SQL Server instance, but sometimes there are issues outside of SQL Server that may be causing performance issues. In this section we will take a look at PerfMon and how this tool can be used.

Explanation

The Performance Monitor tool allows you to capture and graph many aspects for the Windows server. There are counters for .NET, Disks, Memory, Processors, Network, etc. as well several counters related to each instance of SQL Server on the box. If you have multiple instances running on one server, the counters are available for each instance so you can see what is occurring at the instance level.

Launching Performance Monitor

You can launch Performance Monitor a few different ways.

Start Control Panel Administrative Tools Performance Monitor or you can launch PerfMon.exe. Once this is running you will get an interface like the following:

Above is the default look and feel when you launch this tool. Here we can see there is one counter “% Processor Time ” that is being tracked. For this counter we can see the following items:

  • Last – this is the last value that was captured for this counter
  • Average – this is the average value for the duration
  • Minimum – this is the minimum value for the duration
  • Maximum – this is the maximum value for the duration
  • Duration – this is the total collection time period and in this case it is 1:40 which is 1 minute and 40 seconds

From this we can tell when there are peaks for specific counters that may be causing performance issues.

Adding Counters and Changing Settings

To add a counter, right click on the big green plus button above the graph and a new window will open like the following:

From this window we can select additional counters such as Memory, Physical Disk and SQL Server specific counters. To add a counter select the counter and click the Add button. The below screen shot shows multiple counters that have been selected. Click OK when you are done to start capturing this data.

The other thing you will want to do is change your duration and frequency for collecting data. By default it is set to sample the data every 1 second for a duration of 100 seconds. To change this right click on the graph and select Properties and a new window like the following will appear. If you click on the General tab you can set the sampling settings as shown below. In addition there are several other properties you can modify in this window.

Once you click OK these settings will go in to effect immediately.

Useful Counters

Once you start to explore all of the counters it can be overwhelming since there are so many to choose from, so here are a few counters that would make sense to begin capturing. Also, once you start collecting it is also difficult to tell if you have an issue or not based on the values that are returned. Since there are no hard and fast rules for all counters the best approach is to capture these values when your system is running fine, so you can create a baseline. Then you can use these baseline numbers when you start to capture data. You can find some information online about specific counters and threshold values for each counter.

  • Memory
    • Available MBytes
  • Physical Disk
    • Avg. Disk sec/Read
    • Avg. Disk sec/Write
  • Processor
    • % Processor Time
  • SQL Server: Buffer Manager
    • Page Life Expectancy
    • Buffer cache hit ratio
  • SQL Server: SQL Statistics
    • Batch Requests/sec
    • Compilations/sec
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07/09/2017

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Are airlines padding flight times to improve on-time performance? LA Times

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Are airlines padding flight times to improve on-time performance?

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Canceled flights are seen on a video display at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport during a severe winter storm in February 2014. A new study suggests that airlines have been padding the allotted time for flights. Airlines say they set aside as much time as needed to deal with weather problems and tarmac congestion.

Hugo Martin Contact Reporter

About a decade ago, Joe Nolan, a semi-retired electrical engineer from Palm Desert, could expect to hop on a flight at Palm Springs International Airport and arrive in San Francisco 55 minutes later.

Now the flight is usually scheduled for about 90 minutes. Nolan suspects that airlines are allotting more time for each flight to make it easier to meet their arrival schedule.

It tells me that the on-time statistics are worthless, he said.

Nolan might have a point. A study by a British company that collects and analyzes travel data concluded that airlines around the globe have been padding their flight schedules for nearly 20 years.

In the U.S. on-time performance rates for commercial airlines have been on the rise and airline executives have boasted about the percentage of flights that arrive within 15 minutes of their scheduled time.

The study by OAG Aviation Worldwide looked at several routes around the world to conclude that the block times set aside for many flights have been growing since 1996.

For example, OAG looked at more than 1,400 flights scheduled between Los Angeles International Airport and San Francisco International Airport in 1996 and found that no flights took longer than 90 minutes, according to the study. By 2015, nearly half of the flights scheduled between the two airports allotted between 91 minutes and 110 minutes, the study said.

On average, the allotted time for flights between Los Angeles and San Francisco increased 8% from 1996 to 2015, the study found.





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Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux

Microsoft Windows Subsystem for Linux is a series of Microsoft components that allow native Linux 64-bit Executable and Linkable Format (ELF64) binaries to run on the Windows kernel in the Windows 10 operating system (OS).

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After enabling the Windows Subsystem for Linux feature in Windows 10, the Linux bash can be run to install the Ubuntu user-mode image that runs on top of the Windows kernel layer that allows ELF64 binaries to operate in Windows. After installation, users can run other files from the Ubuntu package repository; Linux command-line utilities such as grep. sed, and awk; navigate the Linux file system; and execute scripts using command-line interface (CLI ) utilities.

Windows Subsystem for Linux includes a user-mode session manager service to handle the Linux instance, minimized (Pico) processes to handle Linux system calls and Pico drivers to emulate the Linux kernel. As a whole, this architecture enables Linux system calls to be passed into and handled by the Windows kernel.

Windows Subsystem for Linux is primarily for Linux developers operating in a Windows environment. For example, web developers often use Linux and other open-source tools but have limited access to full Linux systems for development and experimentation. Windows Subsystem for Linux lets developers use common Linux tools and advanced development languages, such as Ruby and Python, to operate through Windows.

While Linux instances can run in Windows inside a virtual machine (VM), Windows Subsystem for Linux offers two advantages. First, it requires less overhead computing resources — processor, memory and storage — than a full VM. Second, Windows Subsystem for Linux allows both Windows and Linux environments to run simultaneously, so developers can use Windows applications and Linux utilities on the same files if needed.

Windows Subsystem for Linux currently has several limitations. First, it does not support all Linux applications; it is intended to provide a tool to handle bash and major Linux command-line utilities. Windows Subsystem for Linux does not support Linux GUI environments such as Gnome or K Desktop Environment. Windows Subsystem for Linux only supports the Ubuntu Linux distribution at this time. In addition, Windows Subsystem for Linux is only available for Windows 10 and will not be available in Windows Server versions. While Windows Subsystem for Linux can run some Linux server applications, such as Redis as a database, it is not intended to host Linux server applications.

Windows Subsystem for Linux employs two file systems to support Linux file conventions while providing interoperability with Windows files. A file system called VolFs supports Linux file conventions including Linux permissions, links to other files, names with characters not normally accepted under Windows and the Linux directory structure. However, VolFs does not support interoperability between its files and Windows applications, but another file system called DriveFs provides that interoperability, ensuring legal Windows file names, enforcing Windows security and supporting case-sensitive file names. The directory structure of DriveFs allows users to apply either Windows or Linux tools to files at the same time.

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SteelCentral AppResponse #vdi, #unified #communications #applications, #network #performance #monitoring, #network #performance


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STEELCENTRAL APPRESPONSE

We went from being virtually blind to having a hawk’s-eye view of the network; able to see the whole picture yet capable of zeroing in immediately on details for trouble-shooting, capacity analysis, and planning. – Jean-Francois Bustarret, senior network architect, e-TF1

What is SteelCentral AppResponse?

Riverbed AppResponse joins together advanced application and transaction insight, comprehensive end-user experience monitoring, and deep network intelligence into a single appliance to provide total visibility into your application performance problems. It helps you discover where and when bottlenecks are occurring so that you can troubleshoot problems faster, and it streamlines workflows and reporting to enable cross-team collaboration to put an end to finger pointing.

Using high-speed packet acquisition and multi-stage analytic processing, AppResponse delivers rich network and application insights for traditional and web applications, VoIP and video quality monitoring, database performance analysis, and Citrix-delivered apps.

Features and benefits of SteelCentral AppResponse

“The users are happier now, so the IT staff doesn’t have to crawl under the floorboards when they go for coffee.” – Peter Toft, IT Department Manager, Icopal

Even split seconds of slow page times can have a huge impact on the revenue for an enterprise. When you have thousands of users per hour accessing your applications through web pages, you need to quickly answer:

  • What pages were slow?
  • When they were slow?
  • For whom they were slow?

AppResponse pinpoints mission-critical web application problems quickly, letting you resolve them before end users even notice.

Identify the root-cause of application performance problems faster with SteelCentral AppResponse

With SteelCentral AppResponse you will quickly see if a performance problem is rooted in the network orservers. View response time for all users and transactions by application, user business group, and location. Understand end-user experience for both SteelHead-optimized and non-optimized web and SaaS applications.

“As the global network manager, I didn’t want to spend my time analyzing network traffic; [SteelCentral AppResponse] does the work for us and puts our team at ease so we can focus on planning strategic IT projects that impact our business.” – Global Network Manager. Coty, Inc.

“I was skeptical at first, but I have to say that the [SteelCentral AppResponse] box definitely ‘does what it says on the tin’. Its ability to quickly drill down to the cause of performance issues, its amazing ease of use, and the clarity of its presentation of so many useful metrics, have made it our primary tool for application performance management.” – UK Network Manager, IT Centre UK. ALSTOM

The [SteelCentral AppResponse] solution has given us a scientific approach to managing the site, making the hard data we need easily available for analysis and thus enabling us to forecast, act, and react much more appropriately. And now, when my boss comes down and asks me ‘what’s up with the network’, I can give him a complete answer—in terms of the impact
on our business—in ten minutes or less.”
Senior Network Engineer. Hotwire.com

[SteelCentral AppResponse] saves us more time than any other management tool we use. It’s like having another person on staff.” – Senior Network and Systems Analyst, Colgate University

AppResponse ROI Calculator shows you how you can reduce costs of delivering applications to users.

SteelCentral AppResponse integrates application and network performance management to deliver:

  • Deep packet inspection and application recognition
  • End-user experience monitoring for web applications at the user transaction level
  • End-user experience monitoring of SteelHead optimized SaaS and on-premise web applications
  • Response time decomposition
  • Database transaction analysis
  • Per-user Citrix XenApp transaction analysis
  • Continuous VoIP and video monitoring
  • Rich network intelligence

Supported Network Packet Brokers:


AppResponse monitors end-user experience for SteelHead-optimized enterprise web and SaaS applications and helps you understand the benefit of SteelHead WAN optimization in terms of the effect on end user experience.

Compatible Riverbed solutions to solve application performance issues

  • When SteelCentral AppResponse reports which server is causing the delay, deploy SteelCentral AppInternals to conduct a full code-levelapplication diagnosis.
  • If the network seems to be the issue, SteelCentral NetSensor displays performance data all along the layer 2/3-network path.
  • Seamlessly drill into SteelCentral Transaction Analyzer for in-depth analysis of individual multi-tier transactions.
  • AppResponse leverages Riverbed SteelHead appliances in the branch, data center and cloud to provide visibility into end-user experience for optimized enterprise web and SaaS applications.

Citrix Monitoring for SteelCentral AppResponse

Citrix offers significant benefits to IT organizations. But, due to its unique architecture, the lack of a complete view of user transactions can sometimes complicate the performance-troubleshooting process. The CX-Tracer module uses industry-leading analytics in SteelCentral AppResponse to pinpoint the root cause of performance problems for Citrix-hosted applications.

CX-Tracer automatically correlates front-end user sessions to their back-end counterparts, enabling end-to-end analysis of individual Citrix user sessions. Additionally, CX-Tracer complements and extends your existing Citrix monitoring solutions such as Citrix EdgeSight.

Database Performance Monitoring for SteelCentral AppResponse

With the Database Performance module you can identify the impact of a database on end-to-end application performance. By monitoring database performance at the transaction level, the module can identify the particular SQL statement or database call responsible for application delay and equip your database team with actionable information.

Because it uses passive monitoring for zero overhead on database operations, no database logging is required. You get a unified view of the end-user experience and database performance, to complement and extend your investment in database-health monitoring tools.

Unified Communications Monitoring for SteelCentral AppResponse

With the Unified Communications module you can monitor and report on live VoIP and video calls. Manage voice, video, and data on the same network, and proactively resolve communication issues by using real-time and historical data on both application performance and call quality.

With passive speech-quality analysis, you can monitor call quality and resolve issues before they affect end-users. Prioritize problem resolution and set meaningful SLAs based on the effect of call quality on various areas of your business, and then easily troubleshoot with real-time, web-based dashboards for speedy resolution.

Shark module for SteelCentral AppResponse

Add Shark module to your SteelCentral™ AppResponse license to create a single appliance that provides rich network intelligence, end user experience monitoring and transaction analysis. Accelerate problem resolution with streamlined workflows and deeper network insight, letting you get to the right level of information needed to solve problems quickly and easily.

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Apache Tomcat monitoring and management plugin #apache #tomcat #performance #monitoring, #tomcat


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Apache Tomcat monitoring plugin

Verax NMS Apache Tomcat management plugin enables easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting for Apache Tomcat servers (server version 4.x with Java version 1.5 or higher are supported). JMX is used as communications protocol.

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General information view

The view provides general configuration information for a Tomcat instance, such as:

  • Operating system platform and version.
  • JVM information (version, vendor, 32- or 64- bit).
  • Average response times and control ports.
  • Summary of busy and current threads per each Tomcat connector.

Applications

The applications view provides detailed information about installed, running and suspended applications. Usage summary including current sessions, peak sessions, servlet performance, application status, invalid requests and other statistics is available for each running application.

The view lists all configured connectors including information such as: TCP port, protocol used (e.g. HTTP), security status (secure or non-secure connection), redirect port and maximum size allowed for POST operation. The view also provides information about currently configured thread pools including information such as: number of threads that are currently busy, total threads created by the connector and maximum spare threads.

Request processors view

This view provides detailed information about request processors configured in the Apache Tomcat application server including: URI, worker, total requests serviced, number of failed requests, bytes sent and received, maximum and total processing time and others.

JVM view

This view presents statistics on various JVM aspects including:

  • Runtime:
    • Process name and PID for the JVM.
    • JVM identification string (e.g. Java HotSpot Server 19 VM).
    • Start time and startup options: command line arguments, boot class paths and library paths.
  • Memory memory pools:
    • Heap and non heap memory usage.
    • Memory consumed by individual memory pools.
    • Detailed list of garbage collectors with name, number of collected objects, collection time and collector status (valid or invalid).
  • Threads:
    • Thread statistics: current number, peak number, total number of threads started since server startup, number of classes loaded/unloaded.
    • Detailed list of all threads with their name, state (runnable, blocked, waiting, etc.), block and wait counts, CPU time and deadlock status.

Predefined Apache Tomcat monitoring templates

The plugin provides predefined templates for most commonly monitored Apache Tomcat items (listed in the table below). Other, user-defined sensors and performance counters can be added.

Apache Tomcat monitoring templates


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Application Monitoring With Applications Manager, Software for Applications Monitoring #application #monitoring,


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Application Monitoring

Applications Manager provides in depth monitoring of web applications, be it a CRM application, banking / finance application or any business critical application. Applications Manager can also help monitor the underlying infrastructure which may consist of application servers, databases, systems, mail servers and other Java/J2EE Applications.

Applications Manager helps ensure higher uptime by detecting and diagnosing problems of application servers and their services faster.

The Applications Manager tool has assisted our small team of solution providers to monitor our applications independently of the multitude of other services offered within our corporate network. Setting up our monitors has been a relatively easy process, and where we got stuck we have benefited from the support provided by the local partner in South Africa (ONSoft) and your ManageEngine support team. The additional functionality offered by SLA manager will assist us to validate system availability to our internal customers.

Tim Jobson
Shared Solutions Support Team
Metropolitan Life – South Africa

Applications Manager enables high performance business service management by detecting and diagnosing problems of application servers and their services faster. Application Server monitoring includes support for the following application servers:

JBoss is one of the most popular and fully compliant open source J2EE application server. Applications Manager helps you in monitoring performance, availability, and usage statistics for JBoss Servers. JBoss servers are monitored based on the attributes such as JVM heap Usage, Response time, etc. and the different web applications and EJBs deployed in the server.

Tomcat, a leading servlet engine from the Apache Software Foundation is one of the most popular open source projects. Applications Manager helps you in monitoring performance, availability, and usage statistics for Tomcat Servers.

Gather details of the Tomcat Server parameters such as JVM, Web Applications details, EJBs, Servlets, Thread Pools, database connection pools, etc.

WebLogic Versions: 6.x, 7.x, 8.x, 9.x

Applications Manager helps in managing BEA WebLogic Servers.

Gather insight into WebLogic server parameters such as JVM, Web Applications details, EJBs, servlets, thread pools, database connection pools, etc.

Applications Manager helps in managing IBM WebSphere servers.

Gather performance data of WebSphere Server parameters such as JVM, Web Applications details. EJBs, Servlets, Thread Pools, database connection pools, etc.

Applications Manager helps in monitoring SilverStream Servers.

Gather insight into SilverStream server parameters such as thread pools, Response times, Memory, Load details, etc.

Applications Manager helps in managing GlassFish Application Servers.

Gather performance data of GlassFish Server parameters such as Session details, Memory, Thread details, etc.

Applications Manager, a tool for monitoring the performance and availability of Microsoft .NET.

Gather insight into Microsoft .NET parameters such as memory, thread pools, locks, exceptions, connections, etc.

Applications Manager, a tool for monitoring the performance and availability of Oracle Application Server

Gather insight into Oracle Application Server parameters such as OPMN Process Memory Stats, EJB Stats etc.

By monitoring your application servers, ensure that your applications are performing well and are available all the time. This includes the monitoring of EJBs, JSPs, Servlets, JTA, JNDI, JDBC, etc. Current and historical performance data can be viewed through comprehensive graphs and reports. Root cause analysis helps in drilling down to the problem areas and fixing them before they affect end users.

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Solaris memory management – Performance issue #solaris #performance #monitoring


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Solaris memory management Performance issue

Memory bottlenecks are evidenced by two different things happening on the system paging and swapping. Paging refers to pages of memory being reclaimed by the page daemon when the system starts to get low on free memory. Swapping is more extreme, and refers to entire processes being swapped out.

To determine if you are only paging, or also swapping, examine two columns in the vmstat output. The first column is the sr (scan rate) column. If the value in this column is greater than zero then the page scanner is scanning memory pages to put them back on the free list to be reused. The page scanner runs when memory falls under the value of a system parameter known as lostfree default value is 1/64 th of physical memory or cachefree if priority_paging is enabled default value is 1/128 th of physical memory.

You should not worry about high scan rates if you are using the file system heavily. High scan rates can be normal in many circumstances. If priority_paging is enable, the page scanner steals the pages more effectively so the file system I/O does not cause unnecessary paging of applications. priority_paging causes sr rate to be higher for its own good. Solaris 8 introduces the cyclic cache. With cyclic cache, the scanner is not used to reclaim pages during file system I/O therefore if sr is greater than 0 then it s a indication that the system is running low in memory.

To see if the system is swapping, refer to the w column. It is the third column of the output, and refers to entire processes which are swapped out. You can determine what these processes are by running the command /usr/bin/ps -e -o pid,rss,args and looking for a RSS of 0 (sched, pageout and fsflush processes should always have a RSS of 0).

If you have anything in the w column, the system is either low on memory right now, or have been in the past. If your system gets low on memory and processes are swapped out, it may take a long time for them to get back into memory.

This is especially true if there are daemons running infrequently, because they have to receive an event in order to try to run again. This is not necessarily bad, as long as when they need to run, they will have the memory to do so.

If, over time, you see swapping, you should probably consider adding memory to the system or devising a strategy to lower overall memory usage on the system.

1. Check any degraded memory on the system using below command.

Login to console and execute showstatus command. (I.e the server type is M series )

If you see degraded part,then raise support case with oracle to replace the unit.

2.Execute the below command to find the scan rate and system swap activity by executing the below command.

3.The below command will help you to identify which local zones are using more memory.

As per above output, arenaz2 is consuming 24% of physical memory.

4.once you find the issue local zone,then login to that zone and execute the below command to determined which processing holding more memory.

As per the above command output,user mdbusr is consuming more memory.

5.In database server sometimes. semaphore will hold most of the physical memory.please see the below link for more information.

6.If you need to monitor memory throught out the day,it better to enable SAR on the system.Please check the below link for more information about SAR.

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Please leave a comment if you have any doubt ,i will get back to you as soon as possible.


08/08/2017

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WebFOCUS Overview: Business Intelligence for Everyone #webfocus,7,seven,8,eight,business #intelligence,information #delivery,web #reporting,software,tools,self-service,real-time,analytics,olap,decision #support,business


WebFOCUS Platform Capabilities

WebFOCUS is a strategic enterprise business intelligence (BI) and analytics platform that enables any executive, manager, analyst, employee, partner, or customer to execute smarter business from trusted data. The platform itself is packed with cutting-edge capabilities that provide organizations with everything they need to turn data into insight, and insight into impact.

WebFOCUS provides one-stop BI shopping via an integrated portfolio of centralized and decentralized capabilities, including data management, visual discovery, predictive analytics, and operational intelligence in a single platform, coupled with an exceptional user experience.

There are multiple core competencies of WebFOCUS that enable it to be a modern, holistic, and strategic BI and analytics technology. Here is a Top Ten overview:

Pervasiveness. A single, enterprise-grade platform able to deliver a broad range of intelligence and analytics to any type of user, whether through sophisticated authoring, self-service tools for non-technical users, guided and ad hoc InfoApps™. advanced analytics such as predictive. and a variety of user-friendly interactive outputs .

Scalability. Perhaps the most scalable platform architecture in existence, able to deploy highly secure applications to thousands, even millions of users, often outside the corporate firewall.

Governance. Comprehensive governance to enable metadata -driven delivery of trusted information and content, available at the data. analytical, and user levels.

IT Friendliness. A highly IT-friendly platform, providing powerful provisioning and deployment of trusted applications and self-service environments from any combination of data sources .

Operational Capabilities. The ability to extend support beyond management and analysts, by operationalizing intelligence for line-of-business employees where the impact is closest to the business.

Business Friendliness. A highly business-user friendly platform, providing a wealth of functionality to support non-technical users from analytical rookies to data savvy analysts.

Self-service capabilities. The ability to support self-service deployments for far more types of users than other products, offering advanced reporting, collaboration, portals, dashboards, and visual data discovery in a single web-based interface that can be used by tech-savvy business users, non-technical users, and developers alike.

Self-service progression. Consumers become authors, support their own needs, and then operationalize and embed findings to benefit the whole enterprise.

Adoption accelerator. Deliver content, apps, and self-service to all user types, on their terms (e.g. mobile ), with relevant and intuitive analytics based on their skills and needs.

Feature and Function. A comprehensive portfolio of analytical capabilities that enable the authoring, support, and delivery of a wide range of needs:

WebFOCUS Capabilities:

When it comes to information delivery, flexibility is imperative.

To give everyone the power to make better decisions, it makes sense to give the right tool – or the right app – to the right user. Information specialists and developers need easy to use and powerful tools to manage, package, and deliver information to their internal and external users. Information consumers such as executives, managers, and front-line employees – even suppliers and customers – need InfoApps that will give them easy and instant access to the information they need.

Only Information Builders provides one flexible, scalable, and easy-to-use business intelligence and analytics platform that offers the right information delivery approach – for every kind of user.

Here is a sampling of outputs from WebFOCUS:


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RSTickets! Pro is a professional Joomla! HelpDesk ticketing system that has a high level of personalization and will meet all of your customer support needs. A help desk ticketing system will allow you to provide prompt and efficient support to your clients. RSTickets!Pro comes by default with an integrated knowledgebase system, thus allowing staff members to decrease response time and improve efficiency.

Surety Bond #performance #bond #surety


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Surety Bond Definition

Surety Bond Definition.

A SuretyBond is an agreement subject to the Bond Form. The Bond is usually required for monetary compensation for failure to perform specified acts referenced in the Bond Form.

A Surety Bond is a generic name for all bonds. Bonds are usually required by the state or Federal Government; these bonds are called License and Permit Bonds.

There are three parts of a Surety Bond. the first is the Oblige e. They are the entity requiring the Bond.

Second is the principal. The Principal is the person whom will perform the contractual obligations set forth in the Bond Form.

The third part is the Surety Company . They are the entity who will be insuring the principal of the obligations referenced in the Bond Form.

Surety Bond Underwriting

Surety Bond Underwriting: At Worldwide Insurance Specialists; we can handle all your Bonding needs even, if you have been declined for credit, financials or bond type.

Our instant issue program for less than perfect credit is non-collateralized and most license and permit bonds qualify for this program up to $100,000 regardless of credit or your financial condition for most cases.

Apply for a Surety Bond

Applying with our company is simple you can Download a Surety Bond Application and email it to our office at your convenience or you can click on the Online Surety Application and fill out your application over the internet.

Most common Surety Bonds written under the instant issue program are Contractor license bonds, MVD Bonds and Mortgage broker Bonds we can even issue sales tax Bonds.

We understand that obtaining your bond is an important step for you to go into business. We pride ourselves with fast, friendly service with approvals (Surety Bond Quotes) in 24 hours and bonds usually issued the same day when we receive the original documentation.

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04/08/2017

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How have network performance monitoring tools evolved? #network #performance #monitoring #tool


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How have network performance monitoring tools evolved?

Once upon a time, enterprise network engineers had to provide network access and sufficient bandwidth to various connected servers, applications and end devices. From an OSI model perspective, the focus was on Layers 1-4 only. Upper OSI layers were more or less ignored, as all traffic and data flows running across a network shared all bandwidth and queuing resources.

As time went on, network equipment became sophisticated to the point where different data flows could be identified and treated differently on the network. Various quality of service (QoS) and application-level traffic shaping techniques can be used to accomplish this goal. Additionally, the ever-increasing reliance on business-critical applications has forced network engineers to understand upper layers of the OSI model so they can help to identify any inefficiencies or problems related to the network, server OS, virtualization software and applications themselves. But in order to do that, a tool is needed to identify such problems.

So, it’s important to understand exactly what your organization needs — and properly gauge the tradeoff between granularity and complexity.

In many cases, network performance monitoring tools evolved from more traditional and less sophisticated network monitoring software. These monitoring tools commonly used ICMP ping and Simple Network Monitoring Protocol (SNMP) polling/traps to verify the health of a network. More modern additions include the ability to monitor, baseline and intelligently analyze possible images all the way to the application itself. Most modern network performance tools have the ability to perform the following five functions:

  1. Network and application monitoring
  2. Network problem analysis
  3. Application data and flow capture analysis
  4. Virtualization and OS problem detection
  5. Root cause analysis

Depending on the network performance monitoring vendor, these tasks are performed with varying levels of granularity. And the more precise they are, the more complex implementation and management can be. So, it’s important to understand exactly what your organization needs — and properly gauge the tradeoff between granularity and complexity. That being said, let’s further explore the five functions today’s network performance monitoring tools commonly offer.

Network and application monitoring

As mentioned earlier, today’s network performance monitoring tools evolved from network monitoring that leveraged ICMP ping and the SNMP protocol. Routine pings from the network monitoring server were sent to various networks, servers and other end devices that required monitoring. If the monitored device stopped responding to the ping requests, the monitoring tool would mark the device as down and would alert support staff.

SNMP collects and organizes various types of data from network and server components capable of supporting the protocol.

For network devices, this commonly means monitoring specific device interface states and data throughput rates over time. It can also monitor hardware health, including power supplies, fans and memory utilization, among others.

Some network performance monitoring tools are also capable of collecting and triggering from various syslog messages. Syslog is a common standard for infrastructure device log messages. The messages are sent to the centralized network monitoring tool to be stored, analyzed and used to notify support engineers in the event of a system malfunction.

Network monitoring tools have the beefed-up capability to monitor availability and performance statistics all the way up to the application level. This type of monitoring usually relies on software plug-ins or OS settings configured to send monitoring data back to the centralized monitoring server.

Virtualization and OS problem detection

Issues also can — and do — arise between the network and the application. This includes problems at the virtualization level, server operating system and any middleware the application relies on to operate. Virtualization hypervisors can be individually monitored for performance problems that can cause slowdowns at the application level. The same is also true for monitoring the host OS and middleware that orchestrates communication over distributed systems. Network performance monitoring vendors use differing methods to monitor these types of problems and some support a greater variety of hypervisors, operating systems and middleware software than others.

Network problem analysis

In addition to providing simple up/down status and utilization information, network performance monitoring products can perform more sophisticated and automated network troubleshooting. This includes routing protocol monitoring and alerting when unscheduled routing protocol changes occur. Additionally, some products possess intelligence to understand how various WAN technologies, virtual overlays and QoS features operate. They, too, can be set to automatically alert when problems occur and even take automated actions to resolve issues.

Application data and flow capture analysis

The most important duties of modern network performance monitoring tools revolve around data and flow capture analysis. There are a few different methods to capture data packets on various parts of the network to be used for automated and/or manual analysis. Among the most common:

  1. Deployment of distributed data collection agents throughout critical parts of the network
  2. The ability to leverage packet capture functionality built into certain router/switch hardware

The ability to examine packets to perform more granular application analysis is a growing need in many enterprise organizations. By using deep packet inspection. network administrators can identify more application-related communication problems that would otherwise go unnoticed.

Network flow collection sweeps up IP network statistics as data enters and exits network interfaces. Once this data is exported to a centralized server and analyzed using network performance monitoring flow analysis tools, network support administrators can identify traffic source and destination information, as well as detail QoS policies the traffic encounters as it traverses the network. Ultimately, the data can be used to identify any configuration issues or congestion along various network paths. between network devices.

Root cause analysis

The ability to combine various events collected and analyzed on a network performance monitoring tool can also be used to form an automated root cause analysis. If an issue occurred on the network that triggered events on multiple components, many network performance monitoring tools use artificial intelligence to correlate the events and determine a likely root cause to the problem. This is one of the trickier functions to configure, since it requires all devices and monitoring systems be configured perfectly. For example, if device times are not synchronized using the Network Time Protocol. event times will be incorrect. This can negatively affect the accuracy of the root cause analysis engine. But once set up and properly maintained, automated root cause analysis tools can save a tremendous amount of time from a troubleshooting perspective.

Next Steps

Read more about how SDN can help meet networking visibility demands in the enterprise.

Discover how changes in monitoring impact the role of the network engineer.

Learn more about how network availability monitoring works in concert with network performance monitoring.

This was last published in March 2016


28/07/2017

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Ayala Insurance Service, Auto – Home – Life #phoenix #insurance, #phoenix


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Welcome to Ayala Insurance

Thank you for visiting our website for your insurance needs. We offer great rates on all of your coverage needs. Auto Insurance, Homeowners Renters Insurance, Motorcycles, Health, Life, Boats, RV’s, and more.

Get your custom auto insurance quote in just 5 minutes!

We’ve recently upgraded our online quote system! In our ongoing efforts to make managing your insurance needs easier, we have upgraded our quoting system here on the website. Live rates are presented on the website, and are sent to an agent for review follow up.

Our agents will contact you to schedule an appointment once they receive your quote. If you prefer immediate action, simply dial the quote number above to be connected with someone who can assist you further.

Need other kinds of insurance? We also do online quotes for Homeowner’s Renter’s Insurance. Motorcycle ATV Insurance. Boat Jet ski Insurance. If you still need other kinds of insurance, we’re just a phone call away.

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At Ayala Insurance, our exceptional agents and customer service representatives work hard to get you the best possible coverage for your budget. Our goal is to make every customer a satisfied customer. We compare rates from many insurance companies to find the right fit for your specific situation. As an Independent Insurance Agency, we are able to compete very well against most rates out there. We take pride in finding better coverage at a lower cost to you.

Get the auto insurance coverage that’s right for you

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26/07/2017

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What is performance testing? Definition from #web #performance #testing #software


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performance testing

Performance testing is the process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network. software program or device. This process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the response time or the number of MIPS (millions of instructions per second) at which a system functions. Qualitative attributes such as reliability. scalability and interoperability may also be evaluated. Performance testing is often done in conjunction with stress testing .

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Performance testing can verify that a system meets the specifications claimed by its manufacturer or vendor. The process can compare two or more devices or programs in terms of parameters such as speed, data transfer rate. bandwidth. throughput. efficiency or reliability.

Performance testing can also be used as a diagnostic aid in locating communications bottleneck s. Often a system will work much better if a problem is resolved at a single point or in a single component. For example, even the fastest computer will function poorly on today’s Web if the connection occurs at only 40 to 50 Kbps (kilobits per second).

Slow data transfer rate may be inherent in hardware but can also result from software-related problems, such as:

Effective performance testing can quickly identify the nature or location of a software-related performance problem.

Getting started with use performance testing

To explore how performance testing is used in the enterprise, here are some additional resources for learning about performance testing:

What is performance testing? Determining what exactly performance testing is proves to be more difficult than you’d expect. Testing expert Scott Barber attempts to pinpoint a definition while recognizing that it may be impossible for the industry to settle on one set explanation.

Software testing fundamentals: Performance testing: Software performance testing is crucial to software development and very easy to mess up. These tips and expert opinions illustrate how to conduct performance tests effectively.

Three tips for successful application performance testing: Testing database-backed applications for performance can be a daunting task. But you can make it easier on yourself if you follow these three tips.

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26/07/2017

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Company – Newsroom – Marvell Introduces New Family of High-Performance RAID


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Marvell Introduces New Family of High-Performance RAID Storage Controllers with Eight 6Gbps SATA Ports

Marvell s 88RC13xx product line of RAID storage controllers delivers a full set of features, including 10Gbps USB 3.1, PCIe 3.0, and NVM Express

SANTA CLARA, Calif. / TAIPEI, Taiwan (May 31, 2016) Marvell (NASDAQ:MRVL), a world leader in storage, cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia semiconductor solutions, today announced the Marvell 88RC13xx family of high-performance RAID storage controllers with a full set of features that include eight 6Gbps SATA ports, four lanes of PCI Express 3.0, and a 10Gbps USB 3.1 device port with Type-C connector support. The product line consists of a high performance AHCI RAID on chip (ROC), an innovative NVMe ROC, a DRAM-less input/output (I/O) processor with HW RAID 0, 1, 10 and a cost-effective I/O controller. These products service a range of markets, including cloud infrastructure, enterprise storage arrays, SATA Host Bus Adapters (HBA), networked video surveillance, external directly attached USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3 storage (DAS), and entry-to-mid-range servers. The AHCI ROC is currently sampling to Marvell customers; the other products will be available in 2017.

With this latest product offering, Marvell leveraged customer feedback and the company s long-term leadership and experience in storage to deliver flexible, high-performance, yet efficient and low power storage controllers, said Pantelis Alexopoulos, Interim Co-Chief Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the Storage Business Group at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. Marvell s family of 88RC13xx controllers further supports our mission to develop comprehensive storage solutions that address a wide variety of platforms and application across client, enterprise and cloud infrastructure markets.

To meet the wide ranging requirements of today s marketplace, storage systems need to support multiple forms of connectivity, such as 6Gbps SATA, NVMe, USB 3.1, and Thunderbolt 3. Another necessity is RAID functionality that does not put demands on the host processor, thus enhancing overall system performance, said Mark Geenen, President of market analysis firm TRENDFOCUS. The Marvell 88RC13xx RAID storage controllers meet those requirements and will provide the features and flexibility that systems designers need.

The 88RC13xx product line integrates an efficient dual core Cortex -R5 CPU complex to off-load RAID functions from the host processor, while maximizing storage performance and minimizing latencies. Implementing AHCI and NVMe options for the host interface provides the alternative of maintaining legacy SW compatibility, while supporting a seamless migration path to NVMe storage connectivity to target superior performance. The integration of enclosure management functionalities and a generous number of general purpose I/O pins can dramatically reduce total system cost, while the ability to act as a boot device fully compatible with default OS drivers makes the 88RC13xx a highly versatile family of products.

The 88RC13xx controllers are also compatible with existing port multipliers, including Marvell s 88SM97xx product series, the industry s first 6Gb/s SATA port multiplier.

The Marvell 88RC13xx product line includes:

  • 88RC1348 AHCI ROC with USB 3.1, RAID 0,1,5,6,10, dual Cortex R5 processor
  • 88RC1368 NVMe ROC with USB 3.1, RAID 0,1,5,6,10, dual Cortex R5 processor
  • 88RC1328 I/O Processor with USB 3.1, RAID 0,1,10, dual Cortex R5 processor
  • 88SE1337 I/O Controller

Key features of the Marvell 88RC13xx controllers include:

  • 8 6Gbps SATA Ports
  • 4 lanes of PCIe 3.0
  • USB 3.1 port
  • Dual Cortex-R5 600MHz on-chip processors
  • Hardware RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
  • Port multiplier support
  • Support for up to 40 GPIO pins
  • SPI interface for external Option ROM (legacy or uEFI) bootable controller support

Marvell s RAID controller product family will be demonstrated at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan from May 31 June 3.

For further information about Marvell s 88RC13xx controllers and the rest of Marvell s host storage controllers, visit: http://www.marvell.com/storage/system-solutions/

About Marvell
Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) is a global leader in providing complete silicon solutions. From storage to cloud infrastructure, Internet of Things (IoT), connectivity and multimedia, Marvell s diverse product portfolio aligns complete platform designs with industry-leading performance, security, reliability and efficiency. At the core of the world s most powerful consumer, network and enterprise systems, Marvell empowers partners and their customers to always stand at the forefront of innovation, performance and mass appeal. By providing people around the world with mobility and ease of access to services adding value to their social, personal and work lives, Marvell is committed to enhancing the human experience.

For more information, please visit www.Marvell.com .

Marvell and the M logo are registered trademarks of Marvell and/or its affiliates. Thunderbolt is a trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

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New relic for PHP: web application performance monitoring

The performance of a web application plays a critical role in how an application is perceived by its users. It is important to measure it, identify the causes if it changes and react swiftly to any unexpected changes. This article describes an industry leading tool, New Relic. and how it can be used to monitor and improve your site performance. Setting up a good web application monitoring system can be tiresome, but it’s well worth it. Without the monitoring tools the only thing we could tell is if our site is performing as expected or not. In order to improve the performance we have to be able to identify the worse performing user actions and profile them independently to pinpoint the cause. New Relic achieves that and more in just a few screens, all without manually adding any profiling code to your application.

New Relic is a real-time application monitoring service, providing various metrics about the performance of your production site, covering everything from application database queries through to the time it takes for the end-user to view a page. This data is then collected, post-processed and converted to simple and clean charts presented in the New Relic web interface. Since the New Relic agent has to collect and report the data, it does add some overhead to the application stack. Unless you’re running a service that has to respond in a few milliseconds, however, the overhead added is minimal and is far outweighed by the value of the reports enabling you to detect and solve problems early.

This article covers both the basic functionality of New Relic (that can be used for free) as well as describing what the Enterprise version has to offer.

Getting started

The New Relic installation is split into several distinct components:

  • the agent component – a PHP extension, which collects the data and reports to a locally running New Relic daemon.
  • the daemon component, acting as a proxy between the PHP agents and New Relic datacenters. The main responsibility of the daemon is to reduce the time of reporting the data to New Relic.
  • New Relic reporting suite – the main New Relic website, where the data is presented for the user.

Both the agent and the daemon components are installed using the provided newrelic-install script. The script will detect the available PHP installations and deploy the agent extension to all of them.

Please refer to the official documentation for more detailed information regarding the installation and configuration of the New Relic package on your specific platform.

Basic Charts

To get a glimpse of how your site is performing for different countries, you could look at the worldwide Apdex chart. New Relic also provides more detailed information for the enterprise customers.

Since the performance problem in this case is usually due to the global network speed, there is no fix that can be applied locally – you’ll need to bring your service closer to the user. Depending on your application needs one or more of the following measures can be employed:

  • use a CDN to serve static files from local servers
  • use local dynamic content caching servers for slower areas
  • implement your service locally for the slower areas

Entreprise functionality

“The Total Package!”

The basic functionality that New Relic offers for free can give us a lot of valuable insights about the global site performance. We can see what areas need more attention than others and this alone can save some precious time while optimising the site. Yet, it does not provide some of the (sometimes crucial) information; where exactly is the bottleneck?

In addition to the free Lite account New Relic offers two more plans (Standard and Pro) which extend the basic reports and introduce some new ones, allowing you to drill down to the root of performance problems quickly and efficiently.

Application profile traces

One of the best features offered to help debug performance problems is the comparison between different web transactions and the ability to see timed application traces of slow calls. New Relic provides charts similar to those described above for each web transaction type (provided that New Relic supports the framework you’re using). Also, a list of slow transaction traces is included with the detailed information.

There are already several tools available to profile your PHP code, such as Xdebug and XHProf. Xdebug is a really powerful development tool as well as offering profiling capabilities. XHProf is simple to configure and relatively easy to use, and there are also companion tools such as XHGui which make life even easier. So what is different about New Relic?

The code profiling trace that New Relic provides is a call tree with only Incl. Wall (absolute and relative) information. This tree alone is not very well suited for a generic code analysis since it does not provide the count of how many times a method was invoked, nor its total time during the application run. The power of it is that it is integrated with all other New Relic features and is easily accessible for a quick review once a slower transaction is detected. In addition to PHP code profiling, New Relic also provides a separate report for slow SQL statements, with their execution times and call counts.

With the help of these integrated traces, finding slower pieces of the application code is a straightforward task, helping to keep the focus on the site as a whole while still being able to detect problems and pinpoint them to the method level.

Compare with historical data

In addition to displaying the current state, New Relic also provides a comparison mode. When this mode is turned on, all the basic charts are affected – in addition to the current data they now also provide information from one day and one week ago. This mode is especially useful to show whether the site is performing any better (or worse) than before.

Scalability

How well is your website performing under load? The easiest way to answer that is to look at the scalability chart that New Relic provides. The chart plots the application response time versus the throughput.

This chart can quickly give you an idea about how well your website is responding given that there are a certain number of requests per minute. If the response time is constant as the throughput increases then your site is performing well. However, if you notice that the response time is increasing together with the throughput then it is time to take action. Finding the bottleneck using New Relic should now be an easy task using the database and application code profiling tools described above.

More information about this chart can be found in the New Relic blog .

Final thoughts

New Relic is an amazing service to monitor your web application. It is simple and powerful – all the numbers are presented in such a way that a quick glance to the chart enables one to tell a lot about the site’s performance. In this blog post we have reviewed the common problems that New Relic can help us to detect and provided several suggestions of how to fix them.

Also, it is probably worthwhile mentioning that while New Relic is very good at what it does, it is a service to monitor your application and it usually works best if combined with a separate system to monitor the server resources or the performance of each service you’re using – understanding how the whole application ecosystem behaves is essential in order to build a stable and well performing web service.


08/07/2017

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Performance Bonds – AIA Public and Private – DBL Surety Bonds


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Performance Bonds AIA Public and Private

What Are Performance Surety Bonds?

Performance Bonds are most commonly referred to as bid, payment, and contract surety bonds. These bonds are most often required of contractors performing work for local municipalities, the state government, and the federal government. However, there has been a recent trend whereas private owners and banks are now requesting performance bonds and payment bonds to secure their investment and avoid liens on private construction projects.

How much does a Performance Bond cost?

The cost of a performance bond ranges from 0.5%-4% and is a one time fee on most construction contracts. However, there are several other factors which determine your performance bond cost. In some cases, the surety company will charge a fixed rate per thousand dollars of contract value. For example: You have a $100,000 contract and the surety company charges 3%. Your performance bond premium would be $3,000 based on the $100,000 contract value. In other cases, typically for larger contractors and projects, the surety company will charge a blended rate. In this case, the surety company may charge you 2.5% for the first $100,000 of contract value, 1.5% for the next $400,000 in contract value, and 1% on the next $2 million in contract value. For example: A $2.5 million dollar contract would amount to $2,500 for the first $100,000, $6,000 for the next $400,000, and $20,000 for the next $2 million in contract value. The total premium due on the $2.5 million contract would $28,500 and your blended rate would be 1.14%. Another popular term used for this type of performance bond rating is called a sliding scale rate.

What s the easiest way to get a Performance Surety Bond?

Luckily, DBL Surety has the ability to place your performance bond based on an application and personal credit only. This program applies for single bonds up to $350,000 and rates vary from 2.5%-3.5%. Requests are typically completed within 24 hours barring any requests for additional information based on the information completed in the application.

What if I need a Performance Bond larger than $350,000?

Performance bond requests greater than $350,000 will require additional additional information such as business financials. resumes, letters of reference, and other underwriting information in addition to an application. In some cases, you may need an upgraded CPA prepared financial statement. However, each case is different and performance bonds are evaluated on a per bond basis. Please contact us for more information regarding performance bonds larger than $350,000 and one of our surety bond representatives will assist you.

What Types of Performance Surety Bonds Do We Offer?

Do you offer Bad Credit Performance Bonds?

We are able to offer performance bonds to individuals with minor credit issues. However, performance bonds are very difficult to obtain for contractors with poor business and personal credit scores. We do not offer surety bonds to contractors with unsatisfied liens, open bankruptcies, or open judgments.

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05/07/2017

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It seems your question is more related to Windows Performance Monitor Counters definitions, than with SQL Server, other than the fact that you collected counter objects into a SQL database table.

what counters do i take into consideration.

That depends on what type of performance condition or issue you are trying to troubleshoot. What exactly is the problem you are trying to solve?

The types and definitions of Performance Monitor counters vary, depending on which version of Windows you are asking about and what products are installed (ie: Exchange, SQL Server, IIS, etc).

Here’s what I came up with after a little research:

svchost.exe is a generic host process name for services that run from dynamic-link libraries.

HealthService is a database name on this server. svchost is probably some type of internal database used by windows to monitor all svchost processes.

It appears that Exchange Server may be installed on this machine, is that correct?

The items listed are the individual performance counter objects, but it would have been useful to see what parent object each are classified under. For example, Memory or Process are both parent performance counters with many instances of object types falling under each.

You could probably benefit from studying a good overview of Window Performance Monitor . Hope that helps,

Phil Streiff, MCDBA, MCITP, MCSA

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05/07/2017

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Monitor your Internal Network via On-Premise Poller

Site24x7’s On-Premise Poller

Today’s workforce uses both internet and intranet applications to get work done. The Site24x7 On-Premise Poller complements Site24x7’s global monitoring network of servers by allowing you to install a lightweight, stateless, auto-updating software component in your internal network or private clouds and monitor your mission critical resources along with internet facing websites. It also helps you monitor ping network devices, servers, application servers, database servers, intranet portals, ERP systems, payroll applications and ensure other custom applications are up and performing optimally.

In short, it can help you monitor resources behind the firewall and ensure that your VMware environment runs at peak performance every time. Site24x7 vCenter monitoring can discover your entire VMware virtual infrastructure through the vCenter server allowing you to discover virtual resources and categorize them into components such as Data Center, Cluster, ESX/ESXi hosts and more.

What can it do?

Site24x7 On-Premise Poller can help you monitor ping network devices, servers, application servers, database servers, intranet portals, ERP systems, payroll applications and ensure other custom applications are up and performing optimally. In short, it can help you monitor resources behind the firewall.

This is possible by support for network protocols and services like HTTPS, SMTP, POP, IMAP, DNS, Port and Ping. Additionally, its flexible architecture can also help you monitor the end user experience of your web applications as experienced by employees at your branch office. This capability is complementary to the agent based server monitoring and public cloud monitoring capabilities of Site24x7.

How does it work?

The On-Premise Poller is a lightweight, stateless, auto-updating software component that you download and install in your internal network.

This software then helps you monitor internal resources and pushes performance and uptime information to Site24x7 using a cloud friendly architecture (one way HTTPS). No holes in the firewall!

It can also be installed in various branch offices and used to monitor user experience from that location. Since the installed software report to the central Site24x7 servers, you can view consolidated dashboards and reports.

Why should I try it?

  • Monitor your public and private clouds with Site24x7
  • Add your own monitoring location in addition to the 60+ monitoring locations already supported by Site24x7
  • Be notified instantly about performance or downtime issues via SMS, Email, Push Notifications, Twitter and RSS Feeds
  • Easy to setup and maintain
  • Cloud friendly architecture ensures security of internal resources
  • Enhance the productivity of your Operations and IT teams using a simple to deploy software option
  • Free service to ensure your on-premise monitoring products are working effectively

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PIMCO Unconstrained Bond Fund

About PUBAX

The PIMCO Unconstrained Bond fund has gone through major changes lately, with large-scale management shifts at both the fund and firm level. For a fund with a truly “go-anywhere” style, investors should watch new management closely.

As of May 22, 2017, the fund has assets totaling almost $3.59 billion invested in 1,327.00 different holdings. Its portfolio consists primarily of fixed-income investments, ranging widely in type and credit quality. The fund can use a very wide mix of investment options, including currency, credit and interest-rate strategies.

In January 2015, Marc Seidner took over as the fund’s lead manager alongside Dan Ivascyn, the firm’s chief investment officer, and Mohsen Fahmi. Seidner is the fund’s third manager in a year and a half, and PIMCO continues to reshuffle following the departure of former investment head Bill Gross in the fall of 2014. Morningstar notes current managers have solid pedigrees, but they have limited experience running a truly unconstrained bond fund. Also, near-term returns have not been much better than those of the broad bond market. The fund has returned 7.50 percent over the past year and 2.19 percent over the past three years.

Morningstar says there is still uncertainty about the fund’s future, given the changes at PIMCO’s investment committee. More time is needed to see if the new managers will gain traction. The fund has returned 2.14 percent over the past five years and ((UNHANDLED FORMAT TYPE: percents, NoneType for None)) over the past decade.

Rankings

U.S. News evaluated 354 Nontraditional Bond Funds. Our list highlights the top-rated funds for long-term investors based on the ratings of leading fund industry researchers.

Investment Strategy

The fund takes a flexible approach to capturing global opportunities and managing risk. It strives to actively mitigate downside risk, provide attractive risk-adjusted returns and preserve the diversification benefits of a traditional fixed-income portfolio.

Role in Portfolio

Morningstar says this fund should play a “supporting” role in a portfolio.

Management

Marc Seidner, Dan Ivascyn and Mohsen Fahmi are now leading the fund.

Performance

The fund has returned 7.50 percent over the past year, 2.19 percent over the past three years, 2.14 percent over the past five years and ((UNHANDLED FORMAT TYPE: percents, NoneType for None)) over the past decade.

Fees

PIMCO Unconstrained Bond Fund has an expense ratio of 1.30 percent.

Net Expense Ratio


04/07/2017

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13/06/2017

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AMD Kaveri – graphics performance on par with Radeon HD 7750

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AMD Kaveri – graphics performance on par with Radeon HD 7750

CPU Chipset – Published on Friday, 17 February 2012 12:07 Written by Jacob Hugosson

We look forward to the launch of AMD Trinity this Summer, but have already acquired some new information on the successor. Besides the third generation Bulldozer architeture it will sport a graphics processor on the level with the just launched HD 7700 series.

We know that AMD is planning to launch the third generation APU in 2013, Kaveri  – a processor with integrated graphics, and once again it will raise the bar for such a circuit. Kaveri will be the first product from the company that will make the memory non-exclusive, that is processor and graphics circuit will be able to share the memory. No matter if it is graphics built into the motherboard or the processor, the graphics processor has had to allocate a certain amount in the past. In practice it means that all RAM will then be available to both processor and graphics circuit.

Documents from AMD have revealed specifications for Kaveri, which at first sight reminds us of a recently launched circuit. Besides third generation Bulldozer architecture “Steamroller”. it will get 8 GCN units, which is the exact same as Radeon HD 7750. There is talk that Kaveri will go up to 100W just like the precursor, and be the first APU to reach 1 TFLOPS (Tera Floating-Point Operations Per Second).





30/04/2017

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