Collecting Stats for Physical Disk for Windows VMs using Perfmon

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To collect Perfmon log data in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Vista:
1. Click Start > Run, type perfmon.exe, and click OK.
2. Under the User Defined folder, click New > Data Collector Set.
3. Enter a name for your Data Collector Set.
4. Select Create manually and click Next.
5. Under Create Data Logs, select Performance Counter and then click Next.
6. Add these objects and ensure to select the counters for these objects:

o Physical Disk
• Avg Disk Bytes/Transfer
• Avg Disk Queue Length
• Avg Disk sec/Read
• Avg Disk sec/Write
• Disk Read Bytes / sec
• Disk Write Bytes / sec
7. Select sample interval
8. Specify the location where you want to save the data.
9. To start the Data Collector Set immediately, select Start this data collector set now.
10. Once the windows based tests are run, stop the Data Collector Set.To stop the Data Collector Set, right-click Data Collector Set under User Defined and click Stop.

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