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SQL Risk and Health Assessment Program (SQLRAP)

The SQL Server Riadk and Health Assessment Program, otherwise known as SQLRAP, isn't well known. It hasn't been blogged about much. Today I'm analyzing SQLRAP output and developing a plan to implement changes it suggests. You can read more about the program here:

The SQLRAP service is when you pay for a premier support engineer to come to your site and run the SQLRAP tools to collect metrics about your SQL Servers. A verbal description of what's done doesn't do justice to SQLRAP. The real value of SQLRAP is in the presentation. DMVs, logs, and Perfmon already provide us with lots of data - often too much. SQLRAP turns the raw data into information we can easily use.

SQLRAP is a service I'm comfortable recommending. Here’s a screenshot of a small portion of the output:


Published Thursday, November 19, 2009 12:47 PM by John Paul Cook

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About John Paul Cook

John Paul Cook is a database and Azure specialist in Houston. He previously worked as a Data Platform Solution Architect in Microsoft's Houston office. Prior to joining Microsoft, he was a SQL Server MVP. He is experienced in SQL Server and Oracle database application design, development, and implementation. He has spoken at many conferences including Microsoft TechEd and the SQL PASS Summit. He has worked in oil and gas, financial, manufacturing, and healthcare industries. John is also a registered nurse recently completed the education to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner. Contributing author to SQL Server MVP Deep Dives and SQL Server MVP Deep Dives Volume 2. Connect on LinkedIn

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