IPHost MS SQL Monitor – database servers monitoring

MS SQL Database Monitor is one of IPHost’s monitors. You can use it to test connection to a MS SQL database server and run a SQL query. The first column of the dataset returned is interpreted as an integer value and used in performance checks.

MS SQL RDBMS (Relational Database Management System) is a database engine (commercial and free versions are available) Microsoft Corporation. It is a popular database for Windows servers and workstations. SQL queries run on a database could be used for many purposes: from testingdatabase integrity and parameters to analyzing any possible condition for the application using the database. It ispossible, yet inefficient to run such queries manually; they tend to be complex and hard to interpret automatically. Running databases without periodical checks can result in possible problems remaining unseen and data corruption as a result.

IPHost Network Monitor offers MS SQL Database Monitor to provide solution of these tasks.

Creation of MS SQL Database Monitor is simple. Specify host and, if required, port to connect to. Specify instance name (run ‘select @@servername’ on target server when in doubt). To connect to the database you should also provide database instance name, database user name and password to use with that user.

Enter SQL query to run, keeping in mind that the first column of the returned result must be an integer value. After that, adjust availability and performance parameters. The monitor is created and can be used immediately.

There are many cases when MS SQL Database Monitor can be of use. Actual cases depend on what applications are using the database server (see microsoft app servers monitoring). Database administators can use the monitor to calculate time spent on a certain project. Users can assess expenses for a given month and so on. There are thousands of known applications using MS SQL and every one of them can be monitored via several SQL queries.

MS SQL Database Monitor can run for a long time, thus simpler types of monitors should be used wherever possible. Use TCP etc. monitors to check the host for availability and run actual database monitor when connectivity is present. You can also use the WMI Process monitor to control MS SQL Server process CPU usage and memory consumption.

Description of other features:

Monitoring Features Here you can find the list of monitor types supported in IPHost Network Monitor and brief description of their parameters.
Application Templates Here you can find the list of application templates supported in IPHost Network Monitor and their short description.
Network Discovery Helps you to create a basis of your monitoring configuration and automates the task of detection network hosts and network services.
Alerting Features Here you can find the list of alert types (ways of reaction to the problems happened during monitoring) available in IPHost Network Monitor, and their brief description.
Reporting Features Here you can find the list of report types available in IPHost Network Monitor with brief descriptions.
IPHost Network Monitor interfaces
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Here you can find an overview of IPHost Network Monitor components, Windows and web interfaces.

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