Previously we told you about the initial integration between System Center Operations Manager and Visual Studio IntelliTrace that supports exporting exception data from System Center to Visual Studio using IntelliTrace. We are pleased to announce with the release of System Center 2012 R2 and Visual Studio Ultimate 2013 that performance data can now be exported to IntelliTrace format as well.
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IntelliTrace is not supported in Silverlight due to the security model. IntelliTrace is supported for Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) projects hosted in a web server such as Internet Information Server (IIS) or Internet Information Server Express (IIS Express). When debugging an application in Visual Studio Ultimate that contains both Silverlight and WCF services projects you may encounter an IntelliTrace message indicating that IntelliTrace data is not being collected.
The Microsoft Monitoring Agent does a great job of logging unexpected exceptions that occur within your application. NullReferenceExceptions are one of the most frequent types of exceptions that are encountered. The default settings for the Microsoft Monitoring Agent are configured to optimize data collection and does not record null parameter values.
As was introduced in the Microsoft Monitoring Agent blog post, the Microsoft Monitoring Agent provides a new capability to monitor IIS hosted applications and record performance violations in your application. Refer to the previous post and this MSDN article for details on using the Microsoft Monitoring Agent for monitoring your application and creating an IntelliTracefile.
We are very pleased to announce the RTM version of the brand new Microsoft Monitoring Agent. This new tool incorporates the capabilities introduced with Visual Studio 2012’s IntelliTrace Standalone Collector and adds a ton of new features and capabilities.
You can now download the Microsoft Monitoring Agent and install on any server in your enterprise that meet the minimum installation requirements.