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AppInsight for SharePoint

AppInsight for SharePoint

I have observed in my time in IT that SharePoint performance is completely random. Whether it is rock solid for years or constant issues with Worker threads being set too low on the servers for Reporting, WSS, IIS or SQL. Unoptimized multi-terabyte logs or databases, non-emptied recycle bins, or zero redundancy/load balancing and no one wanting to fix it. You seemingly must have a third party solution for some piece of it in order to make the thing useful to users.

Since SharePoint seems to be the stepchild of IIS, AD, SQL, Exchange and a File Server it has a lot of hidden dependencies that only come to light when outages occur with some part of it's Frankensteinian patchwork of requirements.

AppInsight for SharePoint would monitor all the hooks into all the systems and their performance/communication.

Then those of us who monitor all of this can give precise data, timely alerting, and laser sharpened focus in the reporting to our business stakeholders.

PS: I totally understand if this one has to wait for after AppInsight for IIS (which is certainly more important), but once that one is finished this should be next.

The AppInsight family can work even more closely together to help Microsoft products perform as they can and should!

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Level 10

I agree this is needed.

Level 8

I totally agree. On a large farm I currently manage I've had to develop approx. 30 different templates to be able to monitor the SharePoint performance as the total number of counters has grown to approx. 20000 for this farm. (This doesn't make any sense anymore!)

Product Manager
Product Manager

Out of curiosity, could you share a screenshot or list of what you're monitoring on your SharePoint servers? I'd like to get a better understanding of what you're monitoring and how this extends to 20k components across how many servers?

Level 8

The SharePoint 2007 farm consists of 8 servers (4 frontends, 4 backend and a 5 node SQL cluster with 8 instances.) We have 28 application pools on each of the nodes, so you can imagine how this explodes the components.

The components are all set according to the list below.

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mmcintyr/archive/2010/12/06/troubleshooting-moss-wss-performance-issues.aspx

I am not a SharePoint specialist, but a DBA specialized in resolving performance issues on the infrastructure.

Product Manager
Product Manager

If monitoring sites and application pool is causing you indigestion, you may want to check out my blog post below regarding the latest SAM 6.2 beta which features AppInsight for IIS.

Server & Application Monitor 6.2 Beta 2 - Introducing AppInsight for IIS 

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Becoming necessity now, its very strong idea to include Sharepoint in AppInsight Family.

Level 10

I know the feature request has been out here for a while.  How many of you that have commented or voted for it are now migrating to the SharePoint SaaS offering?

Level 7

bump

Community Manager
Community Manager
Status changed to: Open for Voting