Webinar:

Creating a SQL Server Health Dashboard

Summary:

DBAs with simple SQL Server estates often start the day by reviewing the logs of their SQL Server(s) and responding to user requests and complaints.

This might work for DBAs with a small number of SQL Servers to manage, but this is NOT a best practice!

Without a real-time system providing an overview of your SQL Server estate, you’ll spend your days addressing constant firefighting sessions driven by your end users.

A better alternative is to create a dashboard so that you can zero in on the issues that matter while safely ignoring other circumstances that don’t require direct intervention.

This webinar will cover:

  • Best practices for building a SQL Server health dashboard that keeps tabs on your SQL Server estate
  • The risk of not doing so and the credibility boost you will get when you implement it
  • Which issues to track inside of SQL Server
  • How to keep up with error messages and failed jobs using native tools and built-in system stored procedures, with a bit of T-SQL code
  • An overview of the robust Environment Health Overview (EHO) offered by SentryOne and how to take advantage of its many features for monitoring the performance of large SQL Server estates

 

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Kevin Kline

Kevin Kline

Principal Program Manager, SentryOne

Kevin (@kekline) serves as Principal Program Manager at SentryOne. He is a founder and former president of PASS and the author of popular IT books like SQL in a Nutshell. Kevin is a renowned database expert, software industry veteran, Microsoft SQL Server MVP, and long-time blogger at blogs.sentryone.com/author/kevinkline. As a noted leader in the SQL Server community, Kevin blogs about Microsoft Data Platform features and best practices, SQL Server trends, and professional development for data professionals.

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