Even though the Performance Monitor Tool is an exceptional debugging and troubleshooting tool it also has its share of bugs and Caveats. Here are a few fixes and workarounds to common Performance Monitor issues.

 

Issue 1:

Symptoms:

                    The following error is displayed when importing an LEP with Performance Monitor: When attempting to create the Data Collector Set the following system error occurred: The security ID structure is invalid.


Cause: 

            This issue is caused when the Security tag value does not have the security token needed to import the Data Collector Set. 


Solution:

            The solution to this issue is to edit the LEP with a text editor and remove the value between the <Security> tags.



Issue 2:

Symptoms:

                    The following error is displayed when attempting to start an LEP in performance monitor: When attempting to start the Data Collector Set the following system error occurred: No data to return.


Cause: 

            This issue is caused when a performance counter listed in the LEP does not exist in Performance monitor. This usually occurs when not all product features or components are added during installation.


Solution:

            Identify which counter exist in the LEP and which does not exist in Performance Monitor and remove it. Or add the missing performance counter to Performance Monitor and restart the LEP.