In this episode of Defrag Tools, Vance Morrison joins Andrew Richards and Chad Beeder to discuss his performance analysis tool, PerfView. In part 1 of this series, we demonstrate downloading and installing the tool, and collecting traces.
[00:00] Introduction to Vance Morrison, .Net Performance Architect
[01:15] Downloading and installing PerfView
[03:15] Running the tool, getting started with the intro documentation and videos
[05:32] Collecting an ETW trace (compare and contrast with other tracing tools like Xperf command line and Windows Performance Recorder)
[09:34] Collecting a trace via command line
[10:53] Viewing statistics and size of collected trace
[12:43] Thread Time collection option - when to enable it (wall clock time vs. CPU time)
[15:00] Circular MB limiting option
[17:12] Automatically stop tracing when a particular condition is hit
Next week: Analyzing a trace with PerfView!