DBA Morning Health Checks

Patrick Keisler has a process which walks through some morning health checks for SQL Server instances:

A few weeks ago, a customer asked me to help develop a way to improve their morning routine of checking the health of each SQL Server. This daily task would typically take about an hour for the DBA to complete. The solution I provided him, reduced that task to under one minute.

The DBA needed me to answer these questions for each SQL Server:

1.       What is the uptime of each SQL Server?

2.       What is the status of each database?

3.       What is the status of each Availability Group?

4.       What is the backup status of each database?

5.       What is the available disk space?

6.       Are there any SQL Agent failed jobs in the last 24 hours?

7.       What errors appeared in the SQL errorlog in the last 24 hours?

In addition, the customer asked to display the results using the typical stop light colors (red, yellow, and green) to represent the condition of each server.

Click through for more details, as well as a link to Patrick’s GitHub repo which hosts the script.

Related Posts

Watch Those Powershell Shell Versions

Emin Atac reviews a couple of 64- versus 32-bit Powershell oddities: Context My colleagues send an message with a link that points to a script located on a shared drive to help our users reinstall their software. Our users just click on the link in their Outlook and got a message saying: \\servername.fqdn\share\softwarename\install.ps1 cannot be […]

Read More

Sending SQL Server Notifications To Slack

Alessandro Alpi shows how to integrate SQL Server notifications with Slack: Now, how can we send notifications from SQL Server in an easier way than using custom code or a Slack incoming webhook? Is there any integration or a Slack app?  Yes. And guess what? I think you’ll like it because you don’t need to write […]

Read More

Categories

January 2018
MTWTFSS
« Dec Feb »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031