Database Performance Monitoring for SQL Server

SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server

Monitor, alert, diagnose, and report on database availability and performance

Reduced availability and performance of SQL Server can severely impact the critical applications that it supports. SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server monitors the performance of the entire SQL Server environment and provides the most comprehensive diagnostics on the market.

  • Monitor physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
  • Track queries and plans to fix blocks and locks.
  • Alert predictively and avoid false alerts.
  • View expert advice with executable scripts.

With SQL Diagnostic Manager, we have caught more in-progress events and been able to take action before our clients were impacted.

Patrick Hurst, Senior Database Administrator, iQmetrix Software Development Corp.

Small Business, Computer Software, Canada, 1,000 or more SQL Server databases TVID 93A-5D8-CF7

SQL Diagnostic Manager provides us with overall better control over our database instances, very useful baselines, and better performance and bottleneck control.

Stefan Haglund, IT Specialist,

State & Local Government, Sweden, 100 to 499 SQL Server databases TVID 93A-5D8-CF7

It has excellent performance and capacity monitoring capabilities that identify historical issues and help with trending.

Tony Hayes, IT Manager, Howdens

Large Enterprise, Professional Services, United Kingdom, 100 to 499 SQL Server databases TVID 93A-5D8-CF7

Tata Consultancy Services Limited decreased unplanned downtime and mean time to resolution by more than 75% with SQL Diagnostic Manager.

Marco Antonio Pacheco, IT Administrator, Tata Consultancy Services Limited

Global 500, Computer Services Ecuador TVID 93A-5D8-CF7

SQL Diagnostic Manager can help to quickly identify query performance issues and generate alerts before problems occur.

Don Mo, SQL Server Administrator, Boston University

Educational Institution USA TVID 93A-5D8-CF7

of surveyed customers report improved visibility into database health and performance.

Survey of users of SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, 2019


of customers say they would recommend SQL Diagnostic Manager.

Survey of users of SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, 2019


of customers report greater database administrator efficiency.

Survey of users of SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server, 2019

  • Monitor and analyze continuously

    Know at a glance the real-time availability, health, and performance of your SQL Server instances. Spot issues fast with metrics analysis across hundreds of instances.

  • Customize counters

    Tailor your systems’ monitoring and reporting with custom counters. Get application-specific monitoring with Windows Performance Monitor counters and SQL queries.

  • Deploy for physical, virtual, and cloud environments

    Ensure continuity by monitoring the performance of physical servers, virtual servers, and cloud servers to get a complete, continuous view of your SQL Server environment.

  • Manage jobs

    Monitor and alert on your jobs—success, failure, cancellation, or retry. View all jobs and their last known status, and the complete history of jobs. Also, conveniently start and stop jobs from the same interface.

  • Manage availability groups

    Efficiently manage the topology of high-availability groups. Even during failover, get monitoring and alerting on your clusters, mirrors, and replication.

  • Monitor operating systems

    Collect performance metrics for all your systems at the operating system level using Windows Management Instrumentation, and Object Linking & Embedding.

  • Monitor tempdb

    Identify and resolve tempdb contention and performance problems, and check and display the space and performance information of your tempdb instances.

  • Alert based on best practices

    Get alerts customized for your industry and your enterprise: Choose from over 100 predefined alert settings based on industry best practices. Modify your configuration settings for greater flexibility.

  • Quickly deploy alerts across instances

    Easily put your custom alerts in place across your infrastructure. Add and modify metrics to alerts for multiple servers with the default alert configuration and the copy-to operation.

  • Alert to different audiences

    Get the message out to the right people. Advanced notifications let you send alerts to different groups of people based on metrics, time-of-day, instance, and more.

  • Alert from baselines

    Know your business reality: Capture baselines of past performance to configure baseline alerts that automatically calibrate to changes within your system to avoid excessive noise and false positives.

  • Set up maintenance mode

    Avoid false positives by selectively disabling SQL Diagnostic Manager monitoring and alerting during maintenance periods for on-demand, one-time, and weekly scheduled maintenance periods.

  • Automate alert response actions

    Give your admins more ways to respond, with customized, automated alert-response actions for system notifications, email, SQL scripts, PowerShell scripts, and more.

  • Smooth and snooze alerts

    Help admins work without distraction. SQL Diagnostic Manager can smooth problematic metrics that occasionally spike, to delay the first alert and save you stress. Snoozing alerts prevents intrusive, recurring alerts while addressing problems.

  • View recommendations for alert thresholds

    Avoid alert fatigue. For metrics that always alert, view flags that indicate needed changes—with suggestions for new limits.

  • View locks, blocks, and deadlocks

    For easy problem identification and resolution, view the complete blocking chain by identifying real-time and historical session locks, blocks, and deadlocks.

  • Browse historical data

    Reduce future problems by understanding the multiple factors behind database issues. Examine historical trends and drill down to the precise point in time a problem emerged.

  • View activity timelines

    Understand events faster and more intuitively by viewing color-coded performance events on your server on a timeline calendar instead of only as a list of events. Use a sliding scale to zoom in to specific times.

  • Set up multiple baselines

    Compare the performance baselines that matter to your business by defining and scheduling multiple baseline periods.

  • View fragmentation

    Quickly remedy one of the most common causes of performance degradation: View statistics on fragmentation to identify indexes that may need defragmentation.

  • Integrate with SCOM

    Share data with IT operations for efficiency by propagating the status, health, and events of monitored instances to Microsoft’s System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

  • Run PowerShell scripts

    Get even more control over SQL Diagnostic Manager by deploying Microsoft PowerShell, and automatically respond to alerts with PowerShell scripts.

  • Plan capacity

    Confidently plan the future of your storage infrastructure. View charts and create reports with trends and metrics to help forecast future capacity needs.

  • See overview and drill down

    View your entire environment in the customizable dashboard and drill down to find the causes of problems. Get flexible monitoring by specifying multiple dashboards per instance.

  • Deploy via web browser

    Avoid the installation and maintenance of desktop consoles, and reach a diverse pool of users and endpoints, by deploying SQL Diagnostic Manager access via a web browser.

  • Access on mobile devices

    View real-time and historical performance—and diagnose and resolve performance issues—from anywhere, with smartphone or tablet access.

  • Share configurations

    Export and import configuration files to efficiently share customized dashboards, counters, alert templates, and reports with other users across your organization.

  • Apply granular application security

    Smoothly address varying access needs with access to your servers and instances via fine-grained security permissions for different groups of people.

  • Report comprehensively

    Gain insights about your data quickly with predefined and customized reports. Report on performance trends and forecasts for capacity planning. Deploy reports to SQL Server Reporting Services.

  • Deploy for hybrid cloud

    Consolidate vital information and plan for the cloud-centric future by deploying SQL Diagnostic Manager to simultaneously monitor your on-premises databases, databases on cloud virtual machines, and managed cloud databases.

  • Install on cloud virtual machines

    Unify your control by running SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server on cloud virtual machines with Windows—such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Azure virtual machines.

  • Access mapped cloud drives

    Get the most out the cloud with cloud storage that is mapped as network drives or removable drives on Windows with SQL Diagnostic Manager for SQL Server. For example, map storage to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Azure Blob Storage.

  • Monitor SQL Server on cloud virtual machines

    Monitor your SQL Server instances running on cloud virtual machines with virtualization software that is compatible with VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V—such as Amazon EC2 and Azure virtual machines.

  • Monitor managed SQL Server cloud databases

    Extend your cloud capabilities with monitoring for Azure SQL Database and Amazon RDS for SQL Server.

  • Monitor hybrid environments with a single tool

    Save time by using the same performance-monitoring tool for SQL Server databases on-premises (on your physical and virtual machines); in the private, public, and government cloud (on virtual machines); and in the public and government cloud (as managed databases).

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