IDERA Adds SQL Inventory Check to Free Toolbox

Latest free tool automates time-consuming SQL Server detection for DBAs

HOUSTON, TX – April 13, 2016 – Expanding its portfolio of free tools that quickly and intuitively resolve monitoring issues, IDERA today released SQL Inventory Check for automatic detection of SQL Servers. This new free tool allows database administrators (DBAs) to easily discover servers on the network and verify versions to keep them properly maintained or to prepare for migrations.

“For DBAs without appropriate tools, inventory management is a manual headache. SQL Server sprawl is a licensing burden and a significant maintenance and security risk,” said Vicky Harp, corporate strategist at IDERA. “Being able to use a powerful free tool that automatically detects SQL Servers and then verifies their patch versions allows DBAs to skip the busywork, saving both time and money.”

In 2015, IDERA introduced SQL Inventory Manager, a paid tool that was the first of its kind to offer comprehensive inventory management for SQL Server environments. With SQL Inventory Check, DBAs now have some of that capability for free. For example, they can regularly run checks to identify all SQL Server instances, ensuring tighter security and compliance. The tool then automatically checks that list against Microsoft’s list of current versions to identify if updates are needed, allowing DBAs to self-serve valuable information with a single click to determine if an update is the best course of action for each instance.

Features of SQL Inventory Check include:

  • Inventory all SQL Servers on your network
  • Discover unknown and forgotten instances posing security and performance risks
  • Track SQL Servers to manage license and support costs
  • Stay on top of important SQL Server updates and patches

For more information on IDERA SQL Inventory Check, visit SQL Inventory Check


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