SharePoint Diagnostic Studio 2010
Although I installed the SharePoint Administration Toolkit some time ago I’ve only just found the time to have a good look at what it includes. And I’m glad I did, as I discovered The SharePoint Diagnostic Tool.
The main role of the diagnostic studio is to run reports that can aid a SharePoint administrator in monitoring the health of a farm and track down issues by gathering information and delivering this in a unified view in a single interface.
SPDiag provides a selection of predefined reports, and these are broken down into five categories; Base, Capacity, Performance, Availability and Usage.
Follow these steps to get started and create some reports:
- Open SharePoint Diagnostic Studio and click New Project
- Enter the server name and click Create Project (you may need to wait while some components are installed)
- The following screen is generated to give an overview:
In order to create reports just expand the tree view in the Reports Pane, bottom left, and double click the desired report. Depending on your setup they may take a few minutes to run.
The following is a screenshot of the Performance Counters report:
The following is a screenshot of the Application Workload report:
Note: Be weary of the American date format when creating reports – this always throws me! I haven’t found a way to correct this yet.