performance

Converting Perfmon timestamps to a readable format in Excel

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I have been using Microsoft’s Performance Monitor (perfmon) to capture data that hopefully allow me to understand the I/O bottleneck my Windows 2003 R2 server is experiencing only occasionally. I’ve saved this data as a .csv file, and import it into Excel so I can analyze the raw data.  The problem is, the timestamp column […]

Dell PowerEdge 1950 NIC teaming test results

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I’ve completed testing of the NIC teaming on our new Dell PowerEdge 1950 servers.  I’m more than a little bit surprised by the results, which I’ll get to in a moment.  My initial assumptions were that the network adapters would perform in the following order, from best to worst performing:  1)  Teamed Intel NICs 2) […]