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  • Trapping SQL Server Errors with Extended Events

    One very useful usage of Extended Events is the ability to trap SQL Server error without the need to have a server trace running (which, btw, is deprecated), with the additional feature of being able to query the data as soon as it comes in. This means that we a solution to monitor and trap errors as soon as they happen can be easily created, in ...
    Posted to Davide Mauri (Weblog) by manowar on March 17, 2013
  • The Zombie PerfMon Counter That Never Dies! Quick Tip

    The PerfMon Counters That Just Won't DieOne of the things that's simultaneously great and horrible about the Internet is that once something gets posted out in the ether, it basically never goes away.  (Some day, politicians will realize this.  We can easily fact check their consistency).  Because of longevity of content posted to ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on October 8, 2012
  • Two New Slide Decks. Plus, the Week in Colorado.

    I had the honor of traveling the great state of Colorado last week, speaking at the PASS chapters in Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver.  At all three events, we had a stellar attendance and, at least in Denver, broke all the records in recent memory both in terms of overall attendance and in first-timers. ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on August 20, 2012
  • Recorded Webcast Available: Extend SCOM to Optimize SQL Server Performance Management

    Join me and Eric Brown, Quest Software senior product manager for SQL Server monitoring tools, as we discuss the server health-check capabilities of Systems Center Operations Manager (SCOM) in this previously recorded webcast. We delve into techniques to maximize your SCOM investment as well as ways to complement it with deeper ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on June 28, 2012
  • Give A Round of Applause for Microsoft System Center!

    I hope you've taken a few minutes to peek in on the nice refresh that's happened on a bunch of the System Center engineering blogs.  Good things are afoot there.  And if you haven't checked in, avail yourself of these great resources:System Center: Service ManagerSystem Center: Operations ManagerSystem Center: Virtual Machine ...
    Posted to Kevin Kline (Weblog) by KKline on April 30, 2012
  • We don't always need mobile or web equivalents of our Windows applications

    At SQLRally, we brought along an iPad to demonstrate that monitoring doesn't have to be web-based to be mobile. We fielded a lot of questions about this, the most common one being, ''Whoa, is that native?'' No, it was not native... we were using remote desktop (RDP). While yes, it can be an extra step (or two, if you need to VPN) to go ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on May 19, 2011
  • Using Qure Workload Optimizer for SQL Sentry

    Last week at SQL Bits #8 in Brighton, England, SQL Sentry (my employer) announced its partnership with DBSophic, makers of the Qure workload management suite. Qure Workload Optimizer is a tool aimed at analyzing a workload and providing suggestions to improve the overall performance of that workload. These suggestions can range from adding and ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on April 21, 2011
  • Top Tools I Didn’t Know I Needed as a DBA

    Today’s post is an unabashedly subjective plug for a bunch of unrelated tools I have come to rely on and love. I’m not really a “tools guy,” so there are no doubt better and worse tools for these tasks out there. I’m not affiliated with any of the vendors or authors. There’s no scientific method here - I just like these, and use them daily, and ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on April 7, 2011
  • Visualize Disaster

    Or, How Mirroring Off-Site Saved my #Bacon My company does most things right. Our management is very supportive, listens and generally funds the technology that makes sense for the best interest of the organization. We have good redundancy, HA and disaster recovery in place that fit our objectives. Still, as they say, bad things can happen to ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on March 8, 2011
  • SCOM, 90 days in, III. Stuff to Add

    This is the third installment of a series on our deployment of System Center at my workplace, emphasis on SQL Server MP. At this point we’ve got Operations Manager installed, and up and running, and we’ve been able to categorize all the monitored servers into production, preproduction, test and DR using groups that have dynamic membership rules. ...
    Posted to Merrill Aldrich (Weblog) by merrillaldrich on March 3, 2011
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