Probes: monitor higher level events
Probes collect information about different events in the profiled application:
Web pages (ASP.NET request processing)
Database activity (connections, transactions, SQL statement execution)
Socket I/O (socket reads and writes)
File I/O (file reads and writes)
Class loading and unloading events
(load/unload time stamp, class name, module, application domain,
and, if applicable, initiating thread and stack trace)
How to enable probes
You can choose whether to enable probes when starting application with
the profiler. If probes are enabled, probe activity mode can be changed in runtime.
What kind of information is recorded for each event?
- Where it happened: stack trace, thread
- When it happened
- If applicable, event duration and consumed CPU time
- Event-specific numerical or text information.
For example, this can be the number of bytes written to a file,
or the URL of accessed web page.
How to access the recorded information?
Probes UI provides rich set of tools to analyze the gathered information,
or to export it for external processing.