In this article we continue our PowerShell monitoring series with scripts that check the current version and build for all SQL Server instances in your environment.
SQL Monitor 10.1 now gives you a comprehensive overview of your SQL Server licensing, so you know which licenses are in use, and which versions are on which servers. This simplifies license auditing and lets you unearth misconfigurations that could potentially cost you money. The new version also integrates with Microsoft Teams and Splunk, and supports complex Active Directory environments.
You need to make sure that nobody tampers with your production databases, or really any databases outside Development. Even if you weren't of a nervous disposition, you'd want to know if a database was stopped or removed. You'd also be intrigued by the sudden unrehearsed addition of a database to a production server.
New Relic Infrastructure is a capable server monitoring tool but adding Integrations provides only 'bare bones' monitoring for SQL Server. Grant Fritchey argues that to "instrument" a complex system such as SQL Server, effectively, you also need a tool that is built specifically for this purpose.
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