dynaTrace SharePoint Package available on Community Portal

Update Nov 27, 2014: Just posted this YouTube video that shows how to easily identify top SharePoint Performance Problems: SharePoint Performance Analysis in 15 Minutes

Over the past couple of months I created several blog entries where I covered common problems with custom SharePoint applications with a special focus on SharePoint Lists, Views and the SharePoint Object Model.

dynaTrace SharePoint Package

I’ve now created a package that includes pre configured System Profile, Sensor Packs and Dashboards to answer questions like:

  • What are the slowest/most often used SharePoint Pages?
  • Which are the slowest/most often used SharePoint Lists and Views?
  • What are the most critical/slowest WebParts?
  • What CAML queries are executed and how do they influence performance?
  • Is there a SharePoint Object Model related Memory Leak?
  • Is there a SharePoint configuration or deployment issues that cause overhead?

If you are a Dynatrace customer you can login to our community portal and download the page from here: https://community.dynatrace.com/community/display/DL/SharePoint+FastPack

If you want to give this a try and you are not a customer yet simply register for your Dynatrace Free Trial.

Overview of Dashboards

The following screenshots show the dashboards that come with the package:

Operations Dashboard

  • Highlights Memory, Garbage Collection, Threads, Handles and general ASP.NET Counters.
  • It also shows the top used and slowest SharePoint pages in the System.
SharePoint Operations Dashboard
SharePoint Operations Dashboard

Architecture Dashboard

  • Memory and Garbage Collector Activity
  • SharePoint Web Requests
  • Application Layer Breakdown
  • VIEWSTATE usage
  • Critical WebParts
  • Exceptions
  • Top and slowest SQL Statements
SharePoint Architecture Dashboard
SharePoint Architecture Dashboard

Monitoring Dashboard

  • SharePoint List and View Usage
  • Response times of main SharePoint Portal Pages
  • CAML Queries
SharePoint Monitoring Dashboard
SharePoint Monitoring Dashboard

Memory Dashboard

  • Memory Usage
  • Selective Monitoring of SPWeb and SPSite
  • Memory Dumps
SharePoint Memory Dashboard
SharePoint Memory Dashboard


Use this package if you run Windows SharePoint Services or SharePoint Office Server in your environment and you want to get a quick start in monitoring and analyzing your SharePoint installation. Please also check all other SharePoint related blog entries that I’ve created over the past months. You should find interesting information about how to avoid common pitfalls in SharePoint Development and Deployment.

Andreas Grabner has 20+ years of experience as a software developer, tester and architect and is an advocate for high-performing cloud scale applications. He is a regular contributor to the DevOps community, a frequent speaker at technology conferences and regularly publishes articles on blog.dynatrace.com. You can follow him on Twitter: @grabnerandi