Microsoft Dynamics NAV provides a Data Collector Set template that includes the Microsoft Dynamics NAV performance counters and additional performance counters for monitoring components, such as memory, physical disks, and SQL Server. You use the template to create user-defined Data Collection Sets for monitoring all Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server instances on the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server.
The Microsoft Dynamics NAV data collector set template is an XML file that has the name DataCollectorSet.xml and is installed with Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server. By default, the template is located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\71\Service folder.
Data that is collected by a data collector set is stored in a log file that you can view in Performance Monitor.
For more general information about Data Collector Sets, see Creating Data Collector Sets.
To create a data collection set from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV template
On the computer that is running Microsoft Dynamics NAV Server, start Performance Monitor.
Choose Start, in the Search box, type perfmon, and then choose the related link.
In the navigation pane, expand Data Collector Sets, right-click User-defined, choose New, and then choose Data Collector Set.
In the Create new Data Collector Set Wizard page, enter a name for the new data collector set. Select Create from a template (Recommended), and then choose the Next button.
On the Which template would you like to use page, choose the Browse button, locate the DataCollectorSet.xml, and then choose the Open button.
By default, the template is located in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\71\Service folder.
Choose the Next button, and then follow the instructions to finish creating the data collector set.
To see the new Data Collector Set, in the navigation pane, expand Data Collector Sets, and then expand User Defined.
For information about how to start the Data Collector Set, see To start and stop a Data Collector Set in Performance Monitor.