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How to: Manage Counter Sets

When you create a load test with the Load Test Wizard, you add an initial set of counters. These offer you a set of predefined counter sets for your load test. For more information, see How to: Specify Counter Sets.


If your load tests are distributed to a rig, controller and agent counters are automatically collected and mapped to the target computers.

Managing counter sets involves choosing the set of computers you want to collect performance data from, and assigning a set of counter sets to collect from each individual computer. You manage your counters in the Load Test Editor.

To manage counter sets

  1. Open a load test.

  2. Click the Manage Counter Sets button.

    – or –

    Right-click Counter Sets and choose Manage Counter Sets.

    The Manage Counter Sets dialog box is displayed.

  3. (Optional) In the Selected computers and counter sets will be added under the following run settings list box, select a different run setting.


    This only applies if you have more than one run setting in your load test.

  4. (Optional) Click Add Computer to add a new computer to monitor. You will be prompted for a name. Type a name, and you will see nodes below the new entry. For example ADO.NET, IIS, SQL, and others. Select the check boxes in front of the nodes you want to select. The new counters appear in the Preview selections pane.

  5. Click OK.

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