Thursday, December 27, 2018

Trace Parser doesn't work - Dynamics 365 for Finance & Operations

Hi All and Happy Christmas!!

Below, I'll share an issue that wasted my time during an Performance investigation.
I have to say also thanks to Microsoft Technical support for helping me.

Some ETL files opened with Trace Parser on a onebox VM, didn't show up any methods and any queries. Something like that:

Cause: The ETW Providers  “Microsoft-AX-XPPExecutionTraces” and “Microsoft-Dynamics-AX-ExecutionTraces” aren't installed in the VM!

Microsoft-Dynamics-AX-XppExecutionTraces : Used to capture X++ methods events.
Microsoft-Dynamics-AX-ExecutionTraces : Used to capture SQL events.

Resolution : In that case you can install the missing providers with the following steps:

Find the location of the manifest files. If you are using a onebox VM they are in C:\AOSService\webroot\Monitoring

Open a Powershell as Administrator and run the following commands to install the 2 missing event providers:

$resourcefiledir = "C:\AOSService\webroot"
$inputmanfile = "C:\AOSService\webroot\Monitoring\"
$outputmanfile = "C:\AOSService\webroot\Monitoring\"
$temp = Get-Content $inputmanfile
$temp = $temp -replace "%APPROOT%",$resourcefiledir
$temp | out-file $outputmanfile
wevtutil im $outputmanfile
$inputmanfile = "C:\AOSService\webroot\Monitoring\"
$outputmanfile = "C:\AOSService\webroot\Monitoring\"
$temp = Get-Content $inputmanfile
$temp = $temp -replace "%APPROOT%",$resourcefiledir
$temp | out-file $outputmanfile
wevtutil im $outputmanfile

Close and open Trace Parser again and verify the providers are visible in the list.

Another way is to:

Copy c:\Monitoring folder from a 7.2 working VM

Run MonitoringInstall.cmd from Command Prompt running as Administrator in this folder

I guess with the new VM version this issue is gone!


Thursday, December 6, 2018

Upcoming Dynamics 365 Events


around the Microsoft Dynamics 365 ecosystem, there a lot of Events organized in the world that sometime is not easy to catch out!

Thank you to @Andrè and @Vilmos that helped me to discover them!
Therefore, below a list of upcoming events:

  1. Microsoft IGNITE Tour
    • Learn new ways to code, optimize your cloud infrastructure, and modernize your organization with deep technical training
  2. AXUG Summit EMEA - 27-29 March 2019 | RAI Amsterdam
  3. Dynamics 365 Saturdays
    • Dynamics 365 Saturday is a free Technical & Strategy Event Organised by the Microsoft Dynamics Community MVP’s For CRM and ERP professionals, technical consultants & developers. Learn & share new skills whilst promoting best practices, helping organisations overcome the challenges of implementing a successful digital transformation strategy with Microsoft Dynamics 365.
  4. Microsoft Business Applications Summit - June 10-11, 2019 Georgia World Congress Center | Atlanta, GA
    • All things Dynamics 365, Power BI, Excel, PowerApps, and Microsoft Flow under one roof. Meet the engineers behind your favorite tools, hang out with like-minded explorers, and get hands-on with immersive breakout sessions and workshops.
  5. Business Applications Partner Events
  6. Microsoft Dynamics 365 Community Events
  7. AXUG Local Chapters
    • Connecting great ideas and great people through education and networking in a local setting.
  8. D365 Global Calendar
Stay Tuned!