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Monitoring Power BI Data Gateway Performance

Olya Musokhranova shows how we can track throughput and utilization of the Power BI On-Premises Data Gateway:

In June 2019, Microsoft made Gateway Monitoring much easier via the addition of structured logs that can be enabled in the configuration file, and by providing a starter Gateway Performance Power BI report template to visualize the results.

These logs give full access to the information, minimizing the need to pull counter data from IT management systems, like the Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM); or run the Windows Performance Toolkit and dig through dust-covered gateway info and error log files; or pull refresh error messages from the Power BI Service. Enabling structured Gateway Monitoring logging doesn’t add any significant load to the server, so that’s another win.

Read on for a schema and inspiration on how to set up and configure your own dashboard.