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Cloud Based Monitoring – the TCO is Compelling

These days organisations are more comfortable and adept at deploying critical systems to the Cloud, however, the same support challenges faced in on-premise environments are now being encountered in the Cloud. One important challenge that needs to be met in the Cloud is how to maximise system uptime and avoid the unexpected at the same […]

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Posted in: AWS, Azure, Cloud, DBA, SQL Server Monitoring

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Tuning Dynamic AX Master Resource Planning Process

Recently a client of mine was experiencing performance issues with the daily Master Resource Planning (MRP) process run, in particular, not only would it run for extended periods but it would also stop other users from performing their tasks. Looking under the covers I could see that a large blocking chain would develop just after […]

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Posted in: Dynamic AX, Performance, SQL Server Monitoring

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Host vs VM Guest Performance Counters, which is right?

I thought it would useful to highlight to readers that there can be differences in what a VM Guest performance counters show verses similar counters presented by the VMware performance charts. The following articles provide an insight into some of the discrepancies you may face. The first article Virtualization resource consumption counters lie to you […]

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Posted in: Performance, SQL Server Monitoring, VMware

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Preventative SQL Server Monitoring

This article (here) from LogicMonitor provides some interesting performance counters to review to isolate potential SQL Server performance issues. The performance counter charts are from the LogicMonitor monitoring tool, however, the same counters can be captured using your favourite performance counter capture tool. In this article’s case, the SQL Server Full Scans had significantly increased, […]

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Posted in: Performance, SQL Server Monitoring, SQL Server Tools

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Is your SQL Server VM sluggish? Then Check out the VMWare CPU Ready %

On numerous occasions I’ve had customers complain about intermittent SQL Server performance only to find that the root cause was not the workload generated by the SQL Server VM but that the VMware environment was oversubscribed and was not providing sufficient CPU resources to the SQL Server when required. In most cases I was able […]

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Posted in: Performance, SQL Server Monitoring, VMware

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Wait Statistics and FileIO Delta Capture Utilities Updated

Reviewing the deltas of Wait Statistics and Database File IO gives you a better indication of what is happening now on your SQL Server now and are not skewed by the historical accumulated values. The DBA utilities that captures the deltas of Wait Statistics and Database File IO statistics have been updated recently to cater […]

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Posted in: Free tool of the week, SQL Server Monitoring, SQL Server Tools

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Cloud Based SQL Monitoring for On-Premise and Cloud based SQL Servers

Traditional monitoring tools find it difficult to securely monitor the On-premise and Cloud based SQL Servers. The DBAs typically need to run multiple monitoring tools that are not integrated and are disparate in functionality and reporting. In addition, monitoring infrastructure needs to be deployed into multiple sites and DBAs need to be trained to support […]

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Posted in: Cloud, SQL Server Monitoring

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