Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL) monitoring with Netdata

Microsoft SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server is a relational database management system (RDBMS) developed by Microsoft. It is a software product that stores and retrieves data as requested by other software applications. It can run on various platforms, such as Windows, Linux, and Azure.

Monitoring Microsoft SQL Server

To holistically monitor Microsoft SQL Server, you need to track various aspects of its performance, health, and availability. Some of the key metrics to monitor include system level metrics about the impact of SQL Server such as:

To effectively monitor SQL Server, you need to collect and analyze key database specific metrics that can help you understand the performance, health, and behavior of your databases. Some of these metrics are:

These are some of the key database specific metrics that should be monitored to effectively monitor SQL Server.

How can Netdata help?

There are various tools and methods that can help you monitor SQL Server. For example, Performance Monitor is a built-in Windows tool that collects and displays performance data from various sources, including SQL Server counters.

If you are monitoring not just SQL Server but various components of your infrastructure then a holistic monitoring and troubleshooting solution such as Netdata could be what you need.

Netdata is a comprehensive monitoring solution that can be used to monitor and troubleshoot various aspects of your infrastructure including servers, VMs, Network, Disks, K8s and a wide variety of applications (databases, gateways, web servers etc.)

Netdata lets you monitor your SQL Server in real time. It automatically collects and visualizes SQL Server metrics across 25+ charts. It also alerts you when something goes wrong or when there is an anomaly. Netdata is easy to install and use, and it works well with other monitoring tools.

If you haven’t already, check out the Windows monitoring guide for a deep dive into Windows monitoring and setting up Netdata for monitoring and troubleshooting your Windows servers.

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