Proactively monitor your entire SQL Server estate

SQL Monitor helps you and your team find issues – before they become problems

  • Alerting – Discover issues before they have an impact
  • Diagnosis – Uncover obstacles and find root causes
  • Performance – See what has the biggest impact on your system
  • Overview – View your SQL Server estate at a glance
  • Reporting – Share tailored reports about your servers' health

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Prevent problems impacting your users

With SQL Monitor in place you can spot trends and issues occurring and take action before it becomes a problem for your users. So whether you need to work out how long it's going to be until that disk is full, or be alerted when unusual activity starts to impact database performance, SQL Monitor gives you the information and insight you need, tailored to your SQL Server environment.

It comes with preconfigured and customizable alerts to show you priority issues as well as baseline/trend analysis and integrated reporting capabilities.

Spend less time monitoring and do more of what you need to

If you’re doing SQL Server monitoring with custom scripts, you know how long it takes. For a growing environment, it can take hours. SQL Monitor cuts your daily check to minutes with a web-based overview of all your SQL Servers that updates every 15 seconds.

Overview and Estate show you the status and key metrics for your entire SQL Server estate at a glance. SQL Monitor highlights any issues and sends alerts in case problems escalate without you noticing.

You won't miss a thing, no matter how big your environment gets. And you'll never have to fix a broken reporting script again.

Always have the answer to questions about performance

You know the type of question - “Why was the database so slow half an hour ago?” SQL Monitor gives you the answer and makes it simple to show the problem to other people.

Whether you need to talk to your boss about capacity planning, management about slow performance, or developers about troublesome queries, SQL Monitor makes the conversation easy and helps you keep on top of your SQL performance monitoring.

Key features

Deployments – Unearth bad database deployments

Every time you make a deployment, SQL Monitor picks up this information and displays it on the Instance timeline next to key SQL Server metrics. So if you suddenly see unusual behavior after a deployment, you’ll know exactly where to start your investigations.

If you’re deploying your database changes using one of Redgate’s deployment tools (SQL Change Automation or SQL Compare) you can see the impact of that deployment directly within SQL Monitor.

Reporting - Generate reports about your servers and company health

The Reporting module allows you to create customized reports.

These combine the performance metrics available in SQL Monitor’s analysis view with summary information on things like server uptime, the numbers of alerts being raised, or the disks which are filling up fastest.

Reports can be exported to PDF and emailed to you on a scheduled basis.

Alerting - Find problems before they become problems

SQL Monitor comes preconfigured with over 55 fully-customizable alerts for the most important operational and performance issues.

Covering query performance, deadlocks and blocking processes, database and job health, SQL Server issues, database file growth, and machine-level concerns, SQL Monitor helps you find out about problems before your users do.

Alerts are displayed in our Grouped Inbox, arranged by common themes and issues, so they are easier to see, prioritize and act on. At a glance, you can see where the most common problems are, and by opening the group you can see the frequency they are occurring and what, if anything, you need to do about the issue.

You can also set up alert notifications to come through email, Slack or SNMP.

Global Overview - See all your servers at a glance

View all your SQL Server instances, availability groups, clusters, and virtual machines on one central web-based interface.

Check in with all your servers without remoting in - in seconds, not hours. If one bubbles up in need of attention, drill down for detailed performance statistics.

Monitor your entire estate from one web interface, regardless of location or restrictions, with distributed monitoring.

Diagnosis - Uncover root causes in 5 minutes or less

When performance problems occur, time is at a premium. SQL Monitor gives you a focused set of performance metrics that quickly help you pinpoint the cause of any performance issue.

Correlate metrics and compare them to their baseline activity to find the root cause, not just the symptoms, in 5 minutes or less.

Top Queries - See which queries are slowing you down and how to fix them

Which queries have the biggest impact on your system? SQL Monitor gives you the answer.

For every query, it shows you performance details, delays caused by resource waits, the T-SQL text, and the query plan. With this data at your fingertips, it’s quick to find and fix deadlocks and long-running or expensive queries.

With the query history you can see how queries have performed over time, enabling you to see any patterns and trends that can help you improve performance.

Availability Groups - Get insights into the performance and status of your groups

SQL Monitor has Availability Group-specific overviews, alerts, metrics, and wait types.

The Availability Group overview shows at a glance the status and performance of an Availability Group and allows you to drill down into the replicas and databases.

With 17 Availability Group-specific metrics and six alert types, it gives you a complete picture of your databases so you can use your Availability Groups with confidence.

Hybrid Monitoring - Monitor any SQL Server from one place

Are your servers located locally, in the cloud, or elsewhere? With complete Azure SQL Database support you can monitor on-premise, virtual machines, elastic pools, and Managed Instances all within the same dashboard.

You can view all these servers at once for an instant overview, and then drill down for additional metrics tailored to server you're looking at.

Estate Management - Keep pace with expanding estates

Dealing with bigger, more diverse SQL Server estates? The Estate tab provides four new views tailored to keep you on top of common issues.

Get an instant overview of your installed versions, disk usage, backups, and SQL Agent jobs across your estate. Issues will be flagged for review with additional information to enable you to better investigate and resolve problems.

The SQL Monitor team can help

Whether you want more details on our tool, a chat about monitoring best practice, or you’ve hit a snag, we’re here to help.

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Start SQL Server performance monitoring today – cut your daily check to minutes, with a web-based overview of all your SQL Servers.



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