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Performance Troubleshooting Made Simple

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I have struggled for years to give VMware’s customers a framework for diagnosing performance problems. People want a simple system to troubleshoot the unknown sources of poorly performing applications. The best attempt at documenting such a flow is Hal Rosenberg’s document on vSphere performance troubleshooting. Elegant as it may be, Hal’s document remains complex for the novice VI administrator.  And it is because that document is so complex that performance people maintain their job security. 🙂 But in an effort to further obviate my own job, I will try and generalize the troubleshooting flow to add more clarity to the process.

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