Need for MS SQL Monitoring
MS SQL Server is commonly used by businesses for small-to-medium
databases as well as for larger enterprise databases.
It is absolutely necessary to monitor MS SQL Server 24x7
to ensure that your business-critical applications perform
effectively. Proactive monitoring helps prevent downtime
and quickly fix problems after they arise, but also to
know the health of individual components and to identify
potential problems and performance degradations before
they turn into costly downtime.
OpManager's MS SQL Monitor Benefits
- Detect MSSQL Server problems quickly and minimize downtime.
- Pin-point the exact point of failure to make sure MSSQL
server is up and running quickly.
- Detect and correct potential performance degradations
before they impact end users.
- Know the health of your MSSQL Server, inside out.
MS SQL Monitor's Features
OpManager's MSSQL Monitor - Features
MSSQL Monitoring - Database Monitors
OpManager's MSSQL database monitor
counters include Data Files size, Log files Used Percentage,
Active Transactions, Log growths, Log shrinks, Log files free
size, Log Cache hit ratio, etc.
Problems like increase in database size can be monitored by
the 'Data Files Size' monitor, which shows cumulative size of
all data files in the database including any automatic growth.
Monitoring this counter is useful to determine the correct size
of the databases. By proactively monitoring the databases and
configuring thresholds, probable database size bottlenecks can
be got ridden of.
MSSQL Monitoring - Lock-related
Monitors, Cache, Memory & Buffer Monitors
A growing number of users complaining that they have to wait
for their transactions to complete is an indicator of trouble.
Longer waiting time may mean that the object locking on the
server might be contributing to this problem. OpManager's
MSSQL monitor's Lock-related monitors help in identifying
the locks causing transaction delays so that you can investigate
further and find out the cause. Other performance metrics
monitored include buffer monitors, cache monitors, & memory
monitors. Monitoring these critical metrics will help identify
performance bottle-necks early on. OpManager's MSSQL Monitor
does a good job in identifying this through setting up of
thresholds & notifying you of the imminent failure.
MSSQL Monitoring -
Monitoring of MSSQL Services
MSSQL Server depends for certain critical services for proper
operation. The first step in ensuring MSSQL availability is
to monitor these critical services.
MSSQL Monitor monitors the following critical services:
- MSSQL Server that shows whether MSSQL Server is running
- SQL Server Agent that shows SQL Server status.
- Microsoft Search that provides the Microsoft Search service
- SQL Server Browser service that shows SQL server browser
MSSQL Monitoring Dashboard
MSSQL Monitor offers an intuitive dashboard which gives you
an overall picture of your MSSQL health at-a-glance.
MS Best Practices - Setting
MSSQL Monitor includes more than 50 critical parameters that
need to be monitored out-of-the-box. Also several monitors
come with pre-configured thresholds set according to best
practices recommended by Microsoft. You can start with these
values and fine-tune it based on actual baseline values in
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