About Show #148
Clint Huffman is back! Richard and Greg talk to Microsoft Premier Field Engineer Clint Huffman about performance tuning Hyper-V. Clint works out in the field with customers solving the problems they have with Hyper-V. He gives us a raft of tips on how to understand what Hyper-V is doing, including avoiding the Task Manager entirely (it'll lie to you) and focusing instead of Performance Monitor and xPerf. He also points us to Tony Voellm's blog at http://blogs.msdn.com/tvoellm. Also check out this article on Performance Tuning Hyper-V and BizTalk written by Clint and Ewan Fairweather.
Originally from Dayton, OH. Clint joined Microsoft in 1999 supporting web technologies, Microsoft load testing tools, and later worked as a Testing Consultant helping people with load testing at the Microsoft Services Labs. There he found a passion for solving Windows performance issues. In 2006, he joined Microsoft Premier Field Engineering (PFE) to take on BizTalk performance issues only to find that most issues could be diagnosed by analyzing operating system resources. Some may say that performance analysis of Windows is more of an art than a science. Well, Clint strives to make it as much of a science as possible and to bring it to the masses. Clint is probably best known for the Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) tool, which simplifies the analysis of performance monitor logs. He is an author of many of the recent BizTalk performance guides on MSDN and recently spoke at Tech Ed 2008 on BizTalk performance analysis.
If you would like to use Microsoft Premier Field Engineering (PFE) resources (onsite problem solving, training, risk assessments, etc) and if you have a Microsoft Premier Support Agreement, then contact your Microsoft Technical Account Manager (TAM). If you do not have a Microsoft Premier Support Agreement, then go to http://www.microsoft.com/services/microsoftservices/srv_premier.mspx for more info.