The Strategic Value of Monitoring SQL Servers

The Strategic Value of Monitoring SQL Server

Why do you need to automatically monitor the SQL Servers in your care? What's the business value? What features should you look for in a performance-monitoring tool?

In this free nine-page guide, SQL Server MVP Rodney Landrum gives you the answers.

Rodney tackles problems like, "Why does monitoring matter?", "What should I monitor?", "Should I build or buy?", "How can I get my boss to agree?".

He also covers the six key questions you should ask when you evaluate a SQL Server monitoring tool:

  1. What's the cost per server?
  2. What does it monitor and how does it alert on problems?
  3. Does it provide trending of monitored servers and reports displaying the trends?
  4. Is there a central monitoring database or repository and is it a web application or heavy client?
  5. Does the solution pose a risk to performance of the servers and is it intrusive?
  6. Is it extensible with custom code or events?

Whether you're thinking about buying a tool or just want to make things simpler and more efficient at work, don't miss out on this free advice from a SQL Server expert.

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With its embedded expertise from SQL Server experts and MVPs, it gives you the data and advice you need to find and fix issues before users are even aware.

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