PAL or Performance Analyzer for Logs is a handy tool to assist with performance monitoring and troubleshooting. Many Exchange admins have used this tool to quickly create a performance counter set and scan the results against a threshold file. PAL outputs a report with easy graphs and performance alerts. This report is a great help to get a quick overview of the performance of a server and indication of possible performance bottlenecks.
Unfortunately there was no threshold file for Exchange 2013, partly because Microsoft never published the detailed performance counter information as they did for 2007 and 2010. I am very excited that Adrian Moore (email@example.com) found the time to write the threshold file for Exchange 2013, which is included with PAL version 2.7.3.
Download PAL and read more at the PAL site on Codeplex.