Gather SQL Server Performance Data with PowerShell

Understanding how your servers behave normally is critical to knowing where problems really are when they occur.  Reporting that in a form that's clear and consistent gives you credibility with your boss and your users.  In this session we'll discuss what performance counters to capture and why, and walk through a PowerShell script that gathers those counters and loads them into your administrative database where we'll then build a report showing the counter data in a way that easily shows you the performance characteristics of your system.  By tracking this over time you understand how the system is doing and will learn to easily see where the problems are when they occur.
Presented by Allen White at SQLBits IX
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    Allen is the Business Development Manager for SQL Sentry. He's been both a developer and an administrator so understands both perspectives towards database technology, and loves sharing his experiences and helping people learn how to use SQL Server.  Allen has spent over 40 years in IT and has been using SQL Server since 1992 and is certified MCITP in SQL Server and MCT.  Allen has been awarded Microsoft’s MVP Award for the last nine years.
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