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Mini-Me

This Friday Steve Jones asks if you build your own mini-me's to help you manage your database systems.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2014/03/07 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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SQL Monitor Metric: Processes in a runnable state (scheduler query)

Use this script in SQL Monitor to determine the general load on the operating system you can get a count of the processes that are in a runnable state. This value will go up and down as various systems run on the operating system. It’s only a measure of load on the system and won’t indicate the cause of problems, but will show you pressure on the system.   Read more...
By Press Release 2013/12/03 | Source: SQL Monitor Metrics | Category: monitoring
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Automate SQL Server Log Monitoring

Let SQL do the work and monitor your SQL Error Log files.  Read more...
By Willem Gossink 2013/09/16 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: sql server error log
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Monitoring job history using Reporting Services

Easily monitoring your SQL Agent job history using SSRS for concurrency, job lenght and job status.  Read more...
By Tomaz Kastrun 2013/09/05 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: job
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Eight Steps to Effective SQL Server Monitoring

If you need to start monitoring your SQL Server instances and database, and there are many good reasons to do so, Tony Davis gives you the eight essential steps to diagnosing problems quickly.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/08/26 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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Baselining with SQL Server Dynamic Management Views

When you're monitoring SQL Server, it's better to capture a baseline for those aspects that you're checking, such as workload, Physical I/O or performance. Once you know what is normal, then performance tuning and resource provisioning can be done in a timely manner before any problems becomes apparent. We can prevent problems by being able to predict them. Louis shows how to get started.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/07/30 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: baselines
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Disaster Recovery Tip #6 - Monitor Your Systems

Today's complex systems are too large to be able to rely on any DBA's memory for knowledge of each component, and its configuration options and settings.   Read more...
By Press Release 2013/07/25 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: disaster recovery (dr)
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The Ten Commandments of SQL Server Monitoring

It is easy to get database monitoring wrong. There are several common-sense rules that can make all the difference between a monitoring system that works for you and helps to avoid database problems, and one that just creates a distraction. Adam Machanic spells out the rules, based on his considerable experience with database monitoring.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/05/13 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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Job overran Custom Metric

This SQL Monitor custom metric tells you if a specific SQL Server Agent job that runs at the same time every day has overrun. The metric is useful when a job can have negative effects on other processes if it overruns.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/05/10 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: red gate software
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Stairway to Transaction Log Management in SQL Server, Level 9: Monitoring the Transaction Log

Our major goal in terms of log maintenance for all databases under our care is to optimize for write performance, in order to support all activities that require SQL Server to write to the log, including data modifications, data loads, index rebuilds, and so on. However, it's also important to keep an eye on possible log fragmentation, which, as described previously, can affect the performance of processes that need to read the log, such as log backups and the crash recovery process.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/04/24 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: stairway series
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Custom Metrics for Monitoring Database Mirroring

SQL Monitor comes with plenty of metrics, but there are always going to be things that you want to measure that can't be done 'out of the box'. Taking database mirroring as an example, Grant shows that custom metrics can be used to monitor and alert whatever aspect of SQL Server or database that you need.  Read more...
By Additional Articles 2013/04/24 | Source: SimpleTalk | Category: monitoring
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dbWarden - A Free SQL Server Monitoring Package

dbWarden is a comprehensive monitoring and alerting solution for SQL Server 2005 or newer. It features an emailed Health Report and includes email and text notifications with customizable metrics for alerts such as Blocking, Long Running Queries and SQL Jobs, CPU %, Log file and TempDB growth.  Read more...
By Stevie Rounds, Michael Rounds 2013/04/12 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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Tracking Business Metrics

There can be more to managing a SQL Server instance than just examining the performance metrics. There are times when understanding how your system is performing for the application is important.  Read more...
By Steve Jones 2013/04/11 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: monitoring
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New Custom Metric: Long Running Job

SQL Monitor’s Job duration unusual alert is a powerful tool for keeping track of most jobs in your SQL Server environment. It works by comparing the running time of any job instance against the median for that job, and identifying when a variation in the job duration could hint at a performance problem. However, if your environment contains big jobs whose durations vary by several orders of magnitudes, it can be tricky to specify what kind of variation is expected and what would be unusual. For these cases, it is possible to go beyond the functionality of the built-in alert with a custom metric.  Read more...
By Press Release 2013/04/05 | Source: Red-Gate | Category: red gate software
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DBA Hypochondria

It is easy to become overwhelmed by server symptoms (aka metrics), in the forlorn hope that the more we collect, the clearer a picture we'll assemble of what ails the server. We should, of course, be looking at the whole patient.  Read more...
By Tony Davis 2013/02/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: editorial
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Webinar: Forgotten Rings and Other Monitoring Stories

In this session, Grant Fritchey, Microsoft MVP, drills down into a few of the more obscure monitoring metrics that can give you very precise information about exactly what's happening within your server. He'll also show you how you can use custom metrics to enable these metrics in Red Gate's SQL Monitor.  Read more...
By Steve Jones, Grant Fritchey 2012/10/29 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: webinar
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How to Monitor for High CPU utilization in SQL Server

This is the method that Geoff Albin has used for years to monitor the CPU on his SQL Servers.  Read more...
By Geoff Albin 2012/10/19 (first published: 2010/11/17) | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: cpu
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SQLServerCentral Webinar Series #21 - Forgotten Rings & Other Monitoring Stories

Most common monitoring metrics are important and useful, especially over time, but they can fall short. How do you gather information to determine, for example, if you have buffer cache pressure? Register now for the free webinar. Wednesday, October 17 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm BST  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/10/15 (first published: 2012/09/20) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: webinar
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CPU and Scheduler Performance Monitoring using SQL Server and Excel

This article will demonstrate a method of creating an Excel-based CPU/scheduler performance dashboard for SQL Server 2005+.  Read more...
By Derek Colley 2012/10/04 | Source: SQLServerCentral.com | Category: t-sql
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SQLServerCentral Webinar Series #21 - Forgotten Rings & Other Monitoring Stories

Most common monitoring metrics are important and useful, especially over time, but they can fall short. How do you gather information to determine, for example, if you have buffer cache pressure? Register now for the free webinar. Wednesday, October 17 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm BST  Read more...
By Press Release 2012/10/15 (first published: 2012/09/20) | Source: Red-Gate | Category: webinar
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