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CLR Profiler 4 - OK to use in Production Environments?

Jul 31, 2013 at 9:29 PM
In CLR Profiler 2, there was a disclaimer that it was not for Production use. Specifically from the URL http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff650691.aspx - "CLR Profiler is an intrusive tool that causes your application's performance to be significantly slower than normal (somewhere between 10 to 100 times slower). The tool is not designed for use in production environments."

I faced this issue on servers with v2.0 a while back. Do we know if there are changes in CLR Profiler 4.0 so that this can now be reliably used in a production-like environment? I tried to search in forums and MSDN documentation but did not find much, so thought would ask this group. I do understand that the performance degradation is only for the window of time when CLR profiler is actually running.
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Jul 31, 2013 at 9:39 PM
Microsoft has done very minimal testing of CLR Profiler (any version), and certainly does not test it under stressful conditions. So I'd say it remains "not designed for use in production environments".
Aug 1, 2013 at 6:02 PM
Thanks for the confirmation, Dave.