Performance and Diagnostics

Platform Health & Diagnostics Tools

Recording Hardware Performance (PMU) Events with Complete Examples

Performance Monitor Unit (PMU) events are used to measure CPU performance and understand workloads CPU characterization. Windows provides a way to collect PMU events through Event Tracing for Windows (ETW). When combined with other ETW events, we can tell a lot more concrete story about the performance. I recently added “Recording Hardware ...

WPR fails to start, insufficient system resources?

From time to time, I get questions about insufficient system resource error (0x800705aa) when starting the trace using WPR. The error can be frustrating, especially when there is enough memory and storage space left on the system. Some people try to solve the issue by increasing the system resources such as killing some apps and services. It ...

Authoring custom profiles – Part 1

This is the first post in a multi-part series about authoring custom profiles for Windows Performance Recorder (WPR.) In a previous post, we have looked at how to start a trace with built-in profiles. The built-in profiles offer wide variety of preset profiles that we can use for different scenarios. There are built-in profiles for CPU ...

WPR Intro

This is the first blog post about WPR. WPR is an acronym for Windows Performance Recorder. This post introduces list of acronyms that are used commonly performance tools, installation steps, the difference between WPR and WPRUI, and finally about the instance name and the error.