When troubleshooting performance issues, I have run across the following scenario many times; is it the pc, network, application or server? Factual side note; the group with the inability to document performance gets the blame.
Just having the methodology to prove which direction to look is incredibly helpful. I have walked into many scenarios where the finger pointing has gone on for months.
Before the flood of emails and comments start flying in explaining that there are products out there to auto-magically do this, I just want to let you know that I am aware of this fact. Knowing how to do this manually only makes these products more valuable since you can appreciate how much time it will save as well as being able to validate ‘the math’ from these tools.
In this video I show you how to take 2 trace files and identify where the source of the delay is.
As always let me know if there is interest in this topic with your comments or simply clicking the YouTube thumbs up icon since there are many more things to look for depending on the scenario.