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using performance counters in asp.net (vb). What kind of useful information can I get?

Last Modified: 2012-05-12

Just want to learn a bit about performance counters in vb.net website. I created something like below and was able to display the results in a gridview ok.

So, the only problem is I don't really know what I'm looking at or what use it is. And I don't really know what I should be looking at. Seems hard to find useful info in google on this.

Any info on this?

Thanks, Aiden
Dim perfAppRestarts As New PerformanceCounter("ASP.NET", "Application Restarts")
      Dim perfFreeMem As New PerformanceCounter("Memory", "Available MBytes")
      Dim perfRequestBytesOutTotal As PerformanceCounter = New PerformanceCounter("ASP.NET Applications", "Request Bytes Out Total", "__Total__", True) 'Readonly True

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