Friday, June 25, 2010

TFS 2010 Status Reports

As a TFS administrator, knowing what’s going on inside your server is crucial.  The TFS Administration Console is your first help in monitoring the server status. However, it doesn’t show you anything about the queued & executing jobs. 

Luckily for us, the TFS team released two reports to give a better insight as to what is happening on the server. To get all the details go to Grant Holliday’s blog and follow his instructions.

After installation you got 2 reports:

Warehouse Status Report

The first part of the report shows you the overall status, similar to the ‘Reporting’ tab in the Team Foundation Administration Console. This is a quick an easy way to find out if an Incremental or Full processing is in progress.  It will also show you any errors (like warehouse schema conflicts) in the ‘Last Run’ column.

The second part of this report is useful after an upgrade or when the warehouse needs to be rebuilt manually.  It shows you each of the data adapter sync jobs for each collection and their current status. During normal operation, these will run very quickly as data changes in the operational stores, so you’ll probably always see them as “Idle”. It will also show you any errors from previous job executions in the ‘Last Run’ column.

Job Status Report

The first part of this report shows you the job definitions for the instance and the interval they’re set to run on. This is useful for checking to see if a job has somehow been disabled or changed.

The second part of this report shows you the job history.

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