Daily Briefings

Brent Ozar shows a way to see high-priority sp_Blitz items across an environment:

Step 3: run sp_Blitz @IgnorePrioritiesAbove = 50, @CheckUserDatabaseObjects = 0. This gets you the fast headline news, especially when used with the improved priorities in the latest version in our SQL Server download kit

It’s important to have one or two high-level systems you can glance at to see top-level health of a system.  This could be one of those systems.

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