I have about 25 SQL Server instances in my company.
I am looking to write (or acquire) a monitoring script that can be run from a central server to 'ping' each of the instances to make sure they are up and running. If any instance is down, to send me an email.
It's easy enough to create a script to run locally and just check if the service is running or not, but it seems a bit harder to check remotely.
Is there an equivalent of the Oracle TNSPING command for SQL Server?