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Best Practices Assessment for Azure Arc-Enabled SQL Server Instances

Ganapathi Varma Chekuri takes us through an assessment:

Best practices assessment provides a mechanism to evaluate the configuration of your SQL Server. Once the best practices assessment feature is enabled, your SQL Server instance and databases are scanned to provide recommendations for things like SQL Server and database configurations, index management, deprecated features, enabled or missing trace flags, statistics, etc. Assessment run time depends on your environment (number of databases, objects, and so on), with a duration from a few minutes, up to an hour.

If you’re familiar with the assessment on Azure VMs, this is quite similar, though it extends to on-premises machines or VMs running in other cloud providers. This does require installing the agent and paying for an Arc-Enabled SQL Server instance, so it’s not free.