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SQL Server Health Checks with SQLMonitor

Ajay Dwivedi performs a server health check:

Working as a DBA, I often get pulled into issues where application teams complain about “database server is slow”.

This general statement “server is slow” requires an equally robust approach that can help us figure out if there is an issue with CPU, memory, io, or regressed query. At this point, I prefer to use my SQLMonitor dashboard. This tool is entirely free and open source, and can be deployed on SQL Server 2014+ irrespective of any environment or edition.

Read on to see how it works and check out the GitHub repo as well as a one-off script you can run if you don’t have SQLMonitor set up.