In my actual project I have to do the performance tuning of a Microsoft Dynamics CRM System. From a technical viewpoint this is just an ASP.NET WebForms and WCF Services application. Therefore I was looking for some tools to monitor and analyse a web application. The customer don't want to spend any money on a tool, therefore it has to be free, open source or at least under $100.-. Here is a list of what I have found and what I use now.
IE Developer Toolbar
Used to analyse the HTML that is rendered in the browser. Very usefull to fix design bugs.
Used to analyse what is sent and received over the wire. Analyse traffic, header information, etc.
DynaTrace Ajax Edition
Used to analyse what happens on the server. Used to analyse CPU and memory usage, code, queries to the db, etc.
Not used yet
- Windows Performance Monitor
- Windows Resource Monitor
- Visual Round Trip Analyser
- Performance Toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011
Any further recommendations are very welcome. Write your comment!