Defrag Tools: #73 - Message Analyzer - Part 3

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Description

In this episode of Defrag Tools, Paul Long joins Chad Beeder in this 3 part series on Message Analyzer.

Resources:
Message Analyzer Download Center
Message Analyzer Blog

Timeline:
[00:22] - Analyzing multiple types of data
[00:55] - ETW Analysis
[02:25] - Call Stack View
[03:08] - Grouping
[05:34] - Intermixed data
[06:30] - Browse Session - opening multiple files
[11:15] - Shift Time - Time Zone correction
[13:00] - Filter
[15:30] - Check out the blog for more tips and announcements
[16:00] - Email us your issues at defragtools@microsoft.com

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    JohnLudlow

    This is good stuff. Could this be used as a general log viewer? For example, could it parse MSI logs?

    If this would require writing a custom parser module, could you demo how to do that?

    Thanks

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    PaulELong

    Yes, it can be used to view any text logs, but there needs to be an associated text log configuration file.  These are basically regex like expressions that parse and pull out the relevant fields.  There are some examples in the product (IIS, Cluster, and Samba Logs), but I can follow up with a blog or another video at some point with more detail. 

    Paul

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    JohnLudlow

    @PaulELong:That'd be great. Thanks

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