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Foglight for SQL Server (Cartridge) 5.9.5.10 - User Guide

Introduction to this Guide Using Foglight for SQL Server
Viewing the Databases Dashboard Overview Dashboard Advisories Dashboard Monitoring Data Replication Monitoring SQL Performance Reviewing Memory Usage Reviewing the Instance Activity Reviewing Database Usage Reviewing the Services Using the HADR Drilldown Using the Logs Drilldown Reviewing Configuration Settings Viewing User-defined Performance Counters and Collections
Monitoring Business Intelligence Services Administering Foglight for SQL Server
Configuration Settings Managing Foglight for SQL Server Agent Settings Reviewing Foglight for SQL Server Alarms Generating Reports Monitoring SQL Server instances on VMware servers
Glossary
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Access methods Adhoc SQL Plans Alarm Alert Allow updates Anonymous subscription Authentication AutoClose AutoGrow Automatic Discovery AutoShrink B Batch BCP (Bulk Copy Program) Blocking Books Online Bound trees Buffer Buffer cache Buffer pool Bulk copy Bulkinsert Bulk load C Cache CAL Calibration Cardinality Cartridge Chart Checkpoint process Client network utility CLR Compile Connect Connection Connectivity software CPU Usage Cursors D Data access components Data file Data storage engine Database Database object DataFlow DBCC DBID DBO Deadlock Disk queue length Disk transfer time Disk utilization DiskPerf Distributing instance Distributor DMO Drilldown DTC DTS E Error log Event alert Execution contexts Extended stored procedures Extent External procedures F File Filegroup File cache Foglight Agent Manager Foglight Management Server Foreign key Forwarded records Free buffers Free list Free pages Free potential Free space Freespace scans Full text search G GAM Ghosted records Growth increment GUID H Hash buckets Hashing Heap Hit rate Hit ratio Host name Host process I I/O Index Indid Integrated security Intent Locks J Job K Kernel memory Kernel mode Kill L Latch Lazy writer Licensing Lightweight pooling Lock Lock area Lock escalation Lock mode Log Log cache Log writer Logical I/O LRU LSN M Master MaxSize MDAC Metric Misc.normalized trees Model Monitor page file N Named pipes Net library NIC Null O OBID Object plans OLAP OLAP service OLTP Optimizer Optimizer cache osql P Page life expectancy Paging Panel Parse Parser Per seat licensing Per server licensing Performance alert Physical I/O Physical read Physical write PID Pinned Plan Plan cache Potential growth Prepared SQL plans Primary key Privileged mode Procedure cache Procedure plans Process Profiler Publication database Publisher Publisher databases Publishing server Pull subscription Pulse Push subscription Q Query plan R RAID Random I/O Read ahead Recompile Referential integrity Relational data engine Replication procedure plans Role Rollback S sa Schema locks Sequential I/O Session Severity SGAM Shared locks Show advanced options SMP Sort, Hash, Index Area SPID Spike Spinner SQL Agent Mail SQL Mail SQL Plans SQL Server Agent SQL Server authentication SQL Server books online Standard deviation Stolen pages Stored procedure Support service SYSADMIN role T TDS TempDB Temporary tables and table variables Threshold Torn page detection Transaction Trigger Trigger plans Truncate Trusted U UMS Unused space User connection area User mode V Virtual log file VLF W Waitfor Windows authentication mode Working set
Reference
SQL PI Repository Cold Backup Procedure SQL Performance Investigator Metrics
Active Time All SQL Agents CPU Usage All SQL Agents Resident Memory Usage Availability Average Physical I/O Operations Average SQL Response Time Backup Recovery Wait Blocked Lock Requests Checkpoint Pages CLR Wait CPU Usage CPU Wait Cursor Synchronization Wait Database Replication Wait Deferred Task Worker Wait Degree of Parallelism Disk Utilization DTC CPU Usage DTC Resident Memory Usage Distributed Transaction Wait Executions Ended Executions Started External Procedures Wait Full Scans Full Text Search CPU Usage Full Text Search Resident Memory Usage Full Text Search Wait Free Buffer Wait Hosted Components Wait IO Bulk Load Wait IO Completion Wait IO Data Page Wait IO Wait Latch Buffer Wait Latch Wait Latch Savepoint Wait Lazy Writes Lock Wait Lock Bulk Update Wait Lock Exclusive Wait Lock Intent Wait Lock Requests Lock Schema Wait Lock Shared Wait Lock Update Wait Lock Wait Log Buffer Wait Log Flushes Log Other Wait Log Synchronization Wait Log Wait Log Write Wait Memory Wait Network IO Wait Network IPC Wait Network Mirror Wait Network Wait Non SQL Server CPU Usage Non SQL Resident Memory Usage OLAP CPU Usage OLAP Resident Memory Usage OLEDB Provider Full Text Wait Other CPU Usage Other Miscellaneous Wait Other Wait Overall CPU Page Life Expectancy Page Splits Parallel Coordination Wait Physical I/O Physical Memory Used Physical Page Reads Physical Page Writes Probe Scans Plan Cache Hit Rate Range Scans Rec Ended Duration Remote Provider Wait Run Queue Length Samples Service Broker Wait Session Logons Session Logoffs SQL Agent CPU Usage SQL Agent Resident Memory Usage SQL Executions SQL Mail CPU Usage SQL Mail Resident Memory Usage SQL Recompilations SQL Response Time SQL Server Background CPU Usage SQL Server Cache Memory SQL Server Connections Memory SQL Server Connections Summary SQL Server Foreground CPU Usage SQL Server Resident Memory Usage SQL Server Swap Memory Usage Synchronous Task Wait Table Lock Escalation Target Instance Memory Total CPU Usage Total Instance Memory Virtual Memory Used
Rules Collections and Metrics
SQL Server Agent's Default Collections Access Methods Agent Alert List Agent Job List Always On Availability Groups Backup Locations Blocking History Blocking List Buffer Cache List Buffer Manager CLR Assemblies Cluster Summary Configuration Database Index Density Vectors Database Index Details Database Index Fragmentation Info Database Index Histogram Database Index List Database Information Database Properties Database Sessions (Session List) Database Summary Database Tables List Databases Deadlock DTC Information Error Log Error Log List Error Log Scan File Groups File Data Flow Statistics File Groups Files Files Drive Total Files Instance Summary Full Text Catalog InMemory OLTP (XTP) Instance Wait Categories Instance Wait Events Job Messages Latches and Locks Lock Statistics Locks List Log Shipping Log Shipping Error Logical Disks Memory Manager Mirroring Mirroring Performance Counters Missing Indexes Plan Cache Distribution Plan Cache List Replication Agents Replication Agent Session Actions Replication Agent Session Merge Articles Replication Agent Sessions Replication Agent Sessions by Type Replication Available Replication Publications Replication Subscriptions Reporting Services Resource Pool Session Data Session Trace SQL PI Instance Statistics SQL Server Connections Summary SQL Server Global Variables SQL Server Host SQL Server Load SQL Server Services SQL Server Throughput SQL Server Version Info SSIS OS Statistics SSIS Summary Statistics Top SQLs Top SQL Batch Text Top SQL Long Text Top SQL Plan Top SQL Short Text Top SQL Summary Traced SQL PA Usability User-defined Performance Counters User-defined Queries Virtualization XTP Session Transactions Statistics

Monitoring File Groups in the Selected Databases

The File Groups pane displays detailed information about all file groups in the databases that are currently selected in the Databases table.

This pane includes the following areas:

The File Groups table shows information about all file groups in the selected database. File stream types (used by memory optimized objects and file-stream objects) are now supported.

The name of the file group in the database.

The number of files in each file group.

The type of file group; for example, data or log file.

The total size of all files in the group.

The total size of used space of all files in the group.

The percentage of used space of all files in the group.

The total size of free space of all files in the group.

The percentage of free space of all files in the group.

Indicates whether the files in the file group (if any) can grow automatically as they fill.

The File Groups Space chart displays the amount of space allocated to each file group. Each file group consists of used space and free space.

The chart values can be displayed in megabytes or as a percentage of disk space. Use the File Groups Space list to change the values displayed on the chart.

The Growth chart displays the amount by which each file group is growing over time.

Use the Growth list to change the values displayed on the chart. This list can be displayed by the total amount of space (File total size), used space (File used size), or unused space (File free size).

Monitoring data files

The Data Files pane displays detailed information about all data files in the database currently selected in the Databases table.

Figure 21. The Data Files pane.

This pane includes the following areas:

To create a custom filter for this table, use the options accessible by clicking the Customizer button at the table’s upper right side. For details, see Components Shared by all Foglight for SQL Server Screens .

Table 41. The Data Files table displays the following indicators for all database data files:

The name of the data file.

The name of the file group to which the file belongs.

The type of file group; for example, data or log.

The size of the file.

The total size of the file’s used space.

The total size of the file’s free space.

The percentage of the file’s used space.

The percentage of the file’s free space.

Indicates whether the file can grow automatically.

The number of times the file can grow, considering its currently configured autogrow increment, before exceeding its space limits.

The maximum size to which the file can grow.

Growth increment. Indicates the amount by which the file grows every time, if the autogrow option is enabled. for example, if the data file’s initial size is 1 megabyte and it has to grow to a final size of 11 megabytes, setting the Growth Inc. parameter to 2 megabytes causes the file to grow five times, each time by a 2 megabyte increment.

The path of the data file.

The database name, concatenated with the database file name.

The File Space chart displays the amount of space allocated to the data file for each selected database. Each data file consists of used and free space.

The chart values can be displayed in megabytes or as a percentage of disk space. Use the File Space list to change the values displayed on the chart.

The Data Files Growth chart displays, in megabytes, the amount by which each file is growing over time.

Use the Growth list to change the values displayed on the chart. This list can be displayed by the total amount of space (File Total Size), used space (File Used Size) or unused space (File Free Size).

Monitoring Transaction Logs in the Selected Database

The Transaction Logs pane displays detailed information about all transaction logs in the database currently selected in the Databases table.

Figure 22. The Transaction Logs pane.

This pane includes the following areas:

The Transaction Logs table displays information about all transaction logs in the selected databases, as detailed in the following table.

Table 42. The Transaction Logs table details.

The name of the file group to which the file belongs.

The number of transaction logs in the database.

The type of file; for example, log.

The total size of all files in the transaction log.

The amount of used space.

The percentage of used space within the log file.

The amount of free space.

The percentage of space available for use within the log file.

Indicates whether any of the files in the transaction log can grow.

Transaction Log Space chart

The Transaction Log Space chart displays used space and free space for each of the selected databases’ transaction logs.

The chart values can be displayed in megabytes or as a percentage of disk space. Use the Transaction Log Space list to change the values displayed on the chart.

The Transaction Log Growth chart shows the amount by which each transaction log is growing over time.

Use the Growth list to change the values displayed on the chart. This list can be displayed by the total amount of either all transaction logs (File Total Size), used logs database (File Used Size), or unused transaction logs (File Free Size).

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