If you’ve been testing or even running Exchange 2010 in production, you will most certainly be aware of the Exchange Control Panel – which is now not only the user’s Options panel but provides access to a number of Administrative tools, such as basic user management and reporting/mailbox searches.
However one feature contained in the ECP but isn’t visible immediately is the ECP Performance Console.
The ECP Performance Console is ECP-specific in that it provides a whole wealth of information about how your Exchange Control Panel is performing – from how long client requests are taking, RPC latency down to what’s happening on the Powershell side. Although it is totally ECP specific the information can help you diagnose areas in which your client access server isn’t performing as it should and verifying improvements are working as they should.
The fields available in the ECP Performance console are as follows:
Client Request Time (ms)
Server Request Time (ms)
RBAC Session Latency (ms)
RPC Latency (ms)
LDAP Latency (ms)
Serialization Time (ms)
Runspace Latency (ms)
Runspace Active Time (ms)
Windows PowerShell Invoke Count
Windows PowerShell Invoke Time (ms)
Cmdlet Time (ms)
BeginProcessing Time (ms)
Process Record Time (ms)
EndProcessing Time (ms)
Resolve Cache (ms)
Map Request (ms)
Acquire State (ms)
Execute Handler (ms)
Release State (ms)
Update Cache (ms)
Log Request (ms)
Client Network Time (ms)
UI Response (ms)
To enable the ECP Performance Console, edit the ECP root directory’s web.config file on each Client Access server you wish to use this on. This is located at the following location:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\ClientAccess\ecp\web.config
Look int he file for the following section:
<!-- Set ShowPerformanceConsole to "true" to show ECP's Perf Console: --><add key="ShowPerformanceConsole" value="false" />
Change the value for ShowPerformanceConsole to false to true as described in the preceding comment, and save the file.
Once you’ve made the change, run the customary iisreset /noforce to reset IIS then as normal login at your ECP URL (i.e. https://mail.contoso.com/ecp) and after login, click the drop-down to the right of the help icon:
You should see Performance Console now listed. Click it and voila – it should appear.
If you want to export the data – simply press the Copy button in the top left corner. The data can then be pasted into Excel.
Hope you find this useful, at some point!