User Performance

The User Performance reports help you easily track the performance values of the processes running on all the servers in your environment, such as CPU, Memory, IO Reads, IO Writes, and IO Operations. These reports are very similar to the Application Performance reports, except they are grouped by connected users. These reports are also available in Real-Time and History form. The Real-Time and History reports have a grid-based layout, while the History report has a preview chart in addition to the grid-based layout, that provides a visual representation of user performance on computer(s).

The Real-Time report displays the performance values of the processes running on all the servers in your environment, such as CPU, Memory, IO Reads, IO Writes and IO Operations, according to the connected users. The performance values for processes shown in the Real-Time report are updated every 60 seconds and are grouped by User and Computer. This report has three filters available in the right panel: Computers, Users, and Applications.

User Performance - Real-Time

Performance counter columns have a small pop-up window that concisely describes the performance counter being pointed to.

User Performance - Real-Time column tooltips
 

Performance counter columns explanation

  • CPU (% Processor Time) – counter indicates the processor activity.
  • Memory (Available Mbytes) – counter indicates the amount of physical memory currently used by running processes.
  • IO Reads (IO Read KB/sec) – counter indicates the number of bytes read in input/output operations generated by a process, including file, network, and device I/Os per second.
  • IO Writes (IO Write KB/sec) – counter indicates the number of bytes written in input/output operations generated by a process, including file, network, and device I/Os per second.
  • IO Operations (IO Data Operations/sec) – counter indicates the rate at which the process is issuing read and write I/O operations. It counts all I/O activity generated by the process including file, network, and device I/Os.

Performance counter values in the Real-Time report are shown in various shades of yellow, with darker colors representing heavier use. These thresholds cannot be modified.
 

Real-Time report Ribbon

Use the Real-Time report ribbon to change the current layout or take the following actions:

Real-Time report ribbon

  • Save As View – The Real-Time report can have three different Filters applied: Computers, Users, and Applications. To create a View, click on the Save As View button on the ribbon, enter the view name, choose the view type and visibility, and click on Save. Afterwards, you can adjust the Filters on the newly created view, and save the changes by clicking the Save View Changes button on the ribbon. When you find an arrangement that you like, you can further customize it with other options, such as sorting, grouping, and changing your view.
  • Refresh – Refresh items in the left navigation panel, filters, and the main view.
  • Default Layout – Reset the current layout of the main view to default.
  • Expand – Expand collapsed groups in the current report or view.
  • Collapse – Collapse expanded groups in the current report or view.
  • End Process – The Real-Time report has an option for the current running processes – it provides the ability to end multiple processes at once.
  • Options – Allows configuration of options for Report and Dashboard data, Alerts, Export and System Jobs.
The History report displays detailed performance statistics for the processes running on all the servers in your environment, such as CPU, Memory, IO Reads, IO Writes and IO Operations, for the selected Date Range, Computer(s), User(s), and Application(s). The performance values for processes shown in the History report display an average and are grouped by User and Computer. This report has three filters available in the right panel: Computers, Users, and Applications.

This report includes some useful tricks:

  • You can quickly zoom in and out of a chart’s diagram using the mouse wheel.
  • When you click on a grouped header, the chart will be hidden and a grid-based layout will be displayed.

User Performance - History
 
Performance counter columns have a small pop-up window that concisely describes the performance counter being pointed to.

User Performance - History column tooltips
 

Performance counter columns explanation

  • The performance counter columns display the average CPU, Memory, IO Reads, IO Writes, and IO Operations within the selected Date Range.

The charts display a performance overview for the selected process within the selected Date Range, while the grid values represent an average of all collected values based on the same Date Range.
A small but very important item to note here is the chart tooltip. The tooltip displays details about the data point the mouse is currently hovering over, such as the date and time values, and value of the data point.
Use the Date Range filter to set date boundaries on your performance data. You can select any day, week, or month or a custom date range.

Date Range filter

Please note! You will not be able see any performance data outside 30 days, unless you change the Performance Counters Data Retention settings. The default is set to delete performance counters data older than 30 days.

 

History report Ribbon

Use the History report ribbon to change the current layout or take the following actions:

History report ribbon

  • Save – Save the current report to PDF, Excel, HTML, or CSV files.
  • Export – Export the current report to Excel.
  • Subscription Manager – Create, edit, and send subscriptions that contain reports and views. Subscriptions can be delivered to email, SharePoint, and FileShare.
  • Schedule This Report – Schedule the current report or view to email, SharePoint, or FileShare.
  • Save As View – The History report can have three different Filters applied: Computers, Users, and Applications. To create a View, click on the Save As View button on the ribbon, enter the view name, choose the view type and visibility, and click on Save. Afterwards, you can adjust the Filters on the newly created view, and save the changes by clicking the Save View Changes button on the ribbon. When you find an arrangement that you like, you can further customize it with other options, such as sorting, grouping, and changing your view.
  • Refresh – Refresh items in the left navigation panel, filters, and the main view.
  • Default Layout – Reset the current layout of the main view to default.
  • Expand – Expand collapsed groups in the current report or view.
  • Collapse – Collapse expanded groups in the current report or view.
  • Options – Allows configuration of options for Report and Dashboard data, Alerts, Export and System Jobs.