New Training: PowerShell enables you to monitor Windows performance counters and log events with PowerShell
SPOTO trainer Trevor Sullivan demonstrates how PowerShell can be used to analyze Windows Event Logs and collect performance data from Windows.
This is the new PowerShell training.
The Windows operating system exposes log information through an interface called Event Tracing Windows (ETW). This log stream can be accessed by PowerShell and the Windows Task Scheduler. You can trigger an automatic response to certain events, such as a driver failure or network connectivity problem.
You can choose the actions you take in response to an incident. You can create an automatic ticket in your ticketing software, send a message via Slack incoming webhook endpoints, or restart a service automatically. PowerShell allows you to do almost anything. Your imagination is the only limit.
PowerShell acts like a “glue code”, connecting the ETW interface to other systems you wish to integrate with. PowerShell can respond instantly to system events as long as there is a REST API or another standard interface to your target systems.
This training includes:
1.5 hours of training
You can watch a video from the series here:
Why not learn PowerShell and Windows Performance Counters
It is crucial that you are familiar with the performance monitoring subsystem if you are responsible for monitoring the performance and stability of Microsoft Windows servers. The performance monitoring subsystem of Windows provides a standard interface to retrieve metric data about both software and hardware components.
PowerShell can automate retrieval of performance metrics from Windows platforms using the Windows Management Instrumentation(WMI) cmdlets. Instead of using third-party software like InfluxData’s Telegraf agent, you can create your own custom integrations between Windows performance indicators and the data storage mechanism of choice.
You can also create your own display interface to show real-time metrics if you don’t want to write a custom storage integration. This information can be displayed right within your terminal using your skills in PowerShell and terminal user interface design.
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