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To give an estate-wide overview of your SQL Servers, regardless of size or location, with fast deep-dive analysis to diagnose and resolve issues.

To remain the world’s most popular tool for monitoring your SQL Server estate. Providing instant problem diagnosis, intelligent and customizable altering, and a single pane of glass that keeps pace with your growth.

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What's new


New API functionality

You can now fine-tune your alerting through PowerShell. You can generate authentication tokens from within SQL Monitor and there are a range of example scripts available to help get you started.


Server permissions

A new section on the server overview screen shows you who in your organization has access to that server at each access level. You can get a summary count of users at each level, and then drill down to see details.


Estate Management

Estate management lets you monitor your estate across four new views: Installed Versions, Disk Usage, Backups, and SQL Agent Jobs. Found under the Estate tab, each provides a new way to track important metrics across large or growing estates without eating away at your time or the quality of your monitoring. Read more.


Azure SQL Database support

With full support for Azure SQL Databases, Microsoft's DBPaaS (Platform as a Service) solution, SQL Monitor comes with 14 new alerts and 36 new metrics for Azure SQL Databases out of the box, alongside custom metrics support for your more specific needs. Read more.

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What's next

In development

Time filtering for alerts

Providing a better way to manage alerting options for events such as maintenance windows.

Support for IT Service Management (ITSM) systems

Integrate and manage SQL Monitor alerts with your preferred ticket management system using webhooks.

Improvements to performance diagnostics

Even better problem identification and diagnosis capabilities for wait information, TempDB, and indexing.

Improvements to VMWare support

Addition of specific metrics for VMWare available on the server overview screen.

Support for WinRM

Choose to connect using WinRM to reduce ports required and improve security.


Alert-triggered actions

Allow common alerts to automatically take action to fix problems, rather than wait for them to be fixed manually.

Improved instance-level support

Dedicated monitoring with metrics specific to Azure Managed Instances, Amazon RDS, SQL Server on Linux and more.

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This course takes you from installation and configuration, all the way up to getting the most out of the advanced features in SQL Monitor to help you proactively monitor your SQL Server estate. Learn how to explore in-depth issues in your environment, run an analysis, manage alerts, create custom metrics, and more.

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