PAL version 2.1 was released on November 8, 2011. I just wanted to take a few minutes to create another post so hopefully more people will hear about this great tool. PAL stands for Performance Analysis Of Logs and is hosted on SourceForge. Clint Huffman who is a premier field engineer (PFE) for Microsoft is the main contributor to the project.
PAL is used to read performance logs from Windows and analyze them based on thresholds that are set. From the SourceForge website here are some of the features.
- Thresholds files for most of the major Microsoft products such as IIS, MOSS, SQL Server, BizTalk, Exchange, and Active Directory.
- An easy to use GUI interface which makes creating batch files for the PAL.ps1 script.
- A GUI editor for creating or editing your own threshold files.
- Creates an HTML based report for ease of copy/pasting into other applications.
- Analyzes performance counter logs for thresholds using thresholds that change their criteria based on the computer’s role or hardware specs.
PAL SourceForge Site
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