As part of starting a new job you need a way to get a good inventory of basic information of SQL Server instances. Once you have done what I outlined in this blog post. I find it helpful to run Glenn Alan Berry’s Diagnostic Notebooks against all the instances to get a static point in time snapshot of all the properties and some performance information. While dbatools has commands under the Community Tools section for running the data into spreadsheets and creating notebooks for the newest queries I like to go get Glenn’s because he has all the comments in there of what the mean and links to resources about things. So you can explore that route if you like but I’ll be manually downloading them from Glenn’s site for that reason. To able to open the notebooks successfully in ADS look for the tip on my blog post on Tools I Use on My Jumpbox for opening large notebooks.
Click through for a script Tracy uses to kick off the notebook regardless of the SQL Server version.