Fixing IIS Advanced Logging Performance Counters Errors

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Last time I posted on my blog was 10 months ago, wow! Time sure goes by fast when you have a new baby and a new course to write (I’ll blog about this later, the course, not the baby). Enough with the chitchat, let’s get to business. If you’ve ever used IIS, you’ve probably realized at some point that the IIS log files are useful to a point. You can’t log specific HTTP headers from the request/response, you can’t log machine parameters, such as performance counters, and you can’t filter the logs before they are written (for...

WCF scaling – check your counters

Thursday, August 11, 2011

A few months ago, I posted about the issue of WCF scaling and how it is affected by the throttling behavior, by ASP.NET settings (when hosted in IIS), and how it uses the thread pool. Today I don’t want to talk about the scaling problem, but rather give you a small tip about how to check it – use performance counters. WCF was shipped with built-in performance counter that show you various counters regarding throttling, security, MSMQ , WS-Reliable messages, and transactions. To View these counters do the following: 1. Open your service configuration and...