Friday, June 14, 2013

Team Foundation Server 2012 Health monitoring

In previous versions of TFS, I used some Administrative reports to monitor the health of TFS. In TFS 2012, some reporting is built-in, although well hidden inside the TFS Web Access.

To access this information browse to the following URL: http://{servername}/tfs/_oi/. This will open up the TFS Control Panel with 2 tabs:

  • Activity Log: Shows you a list of recent actions
  • Job monitoring: Allows you track all TFS jobs, their execution time and the current job queue

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Activity Log

The Activity log can be filtered by Team Project Collection and user. Results can be exported to CSV for further processing.

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Job Monitoring

The Job Monitoring is further split into 3 sections:

  • Job Summary
  • Job Queue
  • Job History

The Job Summary contains the following reports:

  • Total Run Time For Each Job: displays total amount of run time a particular job has taken over the time period.

TotalRunTimeForEachJob

  • Results Count: displays the number of different result types over the time period.

ResultsCount

  • Number Of Jobs Run: displays the number of times a job has run combined with the number of result types for that particular job.

NumberOfJobsRun

The Job Queue contains the following reports:

  • Job Queue Types: describes the job queue; it provides the counts for each queue type.

JobQueueTypes

  • Job Queue Details:  list of job queue entries for the specific type.

The Job History contains the following reports:

  • Average Run and Queue Time With Total Number of Jobs: combines the average queue time and run time for jobs; you can also view how many jobs were run at each hour.

AverageRunAndQueueTime

  • Job History: shows the job history results over the stated period of time (up to 500 entries).

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