Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring

Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring and Performance Management

Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring is an important part of Instana’s automated microservices application monitoring.

Microsoft SQL Server is a popular relational database system developed by Microsoft. SQL Server comes in many different editions that all cater to a different audience. Part of the microservices application stack, SQL Server is billed as a “scalable, hybrid database platform that has everything built in.” SQL Server can be deployed on-prem or can be used as a service running in Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Instana Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring Configuration

Microsoft SQL Server monitoring is part of Instana’s automated Application Performance Monitoring solution.

When the Instana agent is deployed into an infrastructure containing Microsoft SQL Server, it automatically detects the technology and configures itself to monitor Microsoft SQL Server along with its configuration data and performance metrics. The only setup required is providing credentials and setting DB permissions to access the Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring information.

Microsoft SQL Server Performance and Configuration Monitoring

After Instana automatically deploys its Microsoft SQL Server monitoring, it will immediately map out Microsoft SQL Server’s infrastructure. The Instana agent sends all data back to our Dynamic Graph model, which stores and contextualizes all collected monitoring data. Typical configuration data collected are:

  • Instance Name
  • Version
  • Process ID
  • Start Time

Some example metrics collected are:

  • User Connections
  • Wait-Times on server
  • Reads and Writes
  • Transactions
  • Errors
  • Locks
  • etc.

Instana collects information about SQL Server, individual databases, and top queries. A complete list is available in the Instana Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring Documentation.

Installing Instana’s Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring

Learn more about how to get started monitoring Microsoft SQL Server with Instana. You can either login to your account or start a trial.

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