In December I blogged about a nice performance analyzing tool called Performance Analysis of Logs or PAL. PAL might be of use in situations when you don’t have advanced monitoring tools like SCOM or when you want to easen the tedious task of cycling through generating performance logs, collecting them, and finally use performance monitor to analyse those logs to zoom in on performance issues.
That was version 1.3x, which didn’t have Exchange 2010 support at the time.
Yesterday PAL creator Clint Huffman released version 2.0, which includes Exchange 2010 support. Unlike the earlier version, this version is basically a GUI to generate PowerShell scripts which do the job for you. Therefor, it requires PowerShell 2.0 or greater. Be advised that for to function, the PAL installer will set the PowerShell execution policy to unrestricted to allow execution of PowerShell scripts. Check with your company policy if that is allowed.
You can download Performance Analysis of Logs 2.0 here.
Note that Mike Lagase, who maintained the Exchange treshold files for PAL 1.x, has released a similar tool called PerfWiz which supports Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 You can read about that on Mike’s blog here.