By: Brock Peterson
When your Microsoft SQL Server workloads are operating at peak efficiency, the performance of your entire IT stack improves. However, because of the complexity of SQL Server operations, it can be difficult to pinpoint the problems that cause the most issues with your environment.
To start, I recommend that you first look at key performance indicators and dashboards to help you identify some clear areas where you can likely improve operations — such as I/O bottlenecks or those problematic queries.
The Blue Medora Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack for vRealize Operations extends visibility into key metrics, as well as offers additional out-of-the-box dashboards and reports. However, because of the complexity of SQL Server workloads, custom dashboards may provide better insight into the data you need for root-cause analysis of specific performance issues.
To help, check out our video on how you can create custom dashboards for SQL Server:
With the ability to create custom dashboards, you can easily generate the reports you need to analyze capacity and future investment decisions for your SQL Server databases.
Leveraging vRealize Operations as your console for monitoring your IT stack enables you to see how performance issues within your networking storage are impacting your database performance, or vice versa. As a result, you can ensure optimal performance and improve the overall end-user experience across your SQL Server workloads.
To learn more about the Microsoft SQL Server Management Pack from Blue Medora or to download a free trial, please visit the True Visibility Suite for VMware vRealize Operations page on Blue Medora’s website.
This blog post first appeared on the VMware Cloud Management Blog. Read the full post here.