1 Introduction

The Performance Logs and Alerts (PLA) protocol is a set of Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) interfaces (as specified in [MS-DCOM]) for logging diagnosis data on a remote computer.

The PLA Protocol allows users to:

  • Specify the diagnostic data to be collected and logged.

  • Specify the data retention and reporting policies for the logged data.

  • Specify alert conditions.

  • Start, stop, or schedule the collection.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.