When troubleshooting a critical server issue, such as a problem on
the XenApp Farm's Zone Data Collector (ZDC),
performance data is often extremely useful to help identify the
problem. Performance data can also help identify an underlying
system problem such as excessive Terminal Services Session Paged
CDFControl provides the ability to capture a performance
data log in comma separated values format (CSV),
along with the capture of a CDF trace. The peformance log capture
begins when the CDF trace is started, and stopped when the CDF
trace is stopped. The resulting file is stored in the same location
as the CDF trace file.
Click on Collect Perf Data from the Tools menu in
CDFControl, to bring up the performance data dialog
To enable performance data collection, which causes a performance
data log to be generated along with each CDF trace captured:
First select the desired performance counters to collect. Click
on Browse Counters to browse for available performance
counters on the system.
Added counters will be displayed in the Selected
counters list box (like in the screenshot above).
To tell CDFControl to start collecting perf data with every CDF
trace, ensure that Collect selected performance counter data
with each trace is checked.
Likewise, ensure it is unchecked to stop collecting perf data
when capturing CDF traces.
With this enabled, each time a CDF trace capture is started, a
performance log file (CSV format) will also get generated along
with the CDF trace. Ensure that this is disabled if this is not