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Foglight for SQL Server (Cartridge) - 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
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
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

Database Properties

This collection displays a list of databases and their overall properties, such as single user, status and used collation.

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Ansi Null Default

Database follows SQL-92 rules for allowing null values.

Ansi Nulls

All comparisons to a null evaluate to unknown.

Ansi Padding

Strings are padded to the same length before comparison or insert.

Ansi Warnings

Error or warning messages are issued when standard error conditions occur.

Arithmetic Abort

Queries are ended when an overflow or divide-by-zero error occurs during query execution.

Auto Close

Database shuts down cleanly and frees resources after the last user exits.

Auto Create Statistics

Existing statistics are automatically updated when the statistics become out-of-date because the data in the tables has changed.

Auto Shrink

Database files are candidates for automatic periodic shrinking.

Auto Update Statistics

AUTO_UPDATE_STATISTICS database option is enabled.

Bulk Copy

Database allows non-logged operations.

Close Cursors On Commit

Cursors that are open when a transaction is committed are closed.


Default collation name for the database.

DB Name

The database’s name provides a unique identification of the database within a SQL Server instance.


The database’s ID provides a unique identification of the database within a SQL Server instance.

Full Text

Database is full-text enabled.

Local Cursors Default

Cursor declarations default to LOCAL.

Merge Published

The tables of a database can be published for merge replication, if replication is installed.

Null Concat

Null concatenation operand yields NULL.

Numeric Round Abort

Errors are generated when loss of precision occurs in expressions.

Quoted Identifiers

Double quotation marks can be used on identifiers.


Recovery model for the database.

Recursive Triggers

Recursive firing of triggers is enabled.


Database status.


Database is subscribed to a publication.

Page Verify

The SQL Server Database Engine detects incomplete I/O operations, resulting from power failures or other system outages. This metric indicates the method used by the database for detecting incomplete I/O operations, and has the following options:

Trunc Log

Database truncates its logon checkpoints.


Indicates whether data can be modified.

User Access

Indicates which users can access the database.

Database Sessions (Session List)

Provides a detailed list of the SQL Server sessions.

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The session Status (runnable, sleeping, blocked, etc).

Last Command

The current or previous command executed.

Lock Timeout

The amount of time that this session will wait for lock requests to be satisfied. Corresponds to the @@Lock_Timeout global variable for this session.

Database Summary

This collection provides general information about the currently monitored SQL Server databases, such as availability, number of files and file groups, and capacity use.

SQL Server.







Available Databases

The number of available databases.

Data Files

Number of data files.

Data Files Size

Total size of the data files.

Data Files Space

Indicates the total size of the data files used and the data files maximum size in percent.

File Groups

Number of file groups.

Log Files

Number of log files.

Log Files Size

Total size of the log files.

Log Files Space

Indicates the total size of the log files used size and the log files maximum size in percent.

Unavailable Databases

The number of unavailable databases.

Database Tables List

This collection provides a list of all of the database tables, as well as their capacity usage.

SQL Server.

This collection is an on-demand collection, which has no pre-defined sampling intervals.

DB Name

The name of the database that contains the specified table.

FG Name

The file group where the table is stored.

Free MB

The amount of free space in the table.

Owner Name

The name of the table owner.

Percent Of DB

The percentage of space that the table occupies in the database.

Qualified Name

The full qualified name of the database object.

Reserved MB

The amount of space reserved for the table in megabytes.

Row ID

The row identifier.


The number of rows in the table.

Table MB

The actual size of the table in megabytes.

Table Name

The name of the table.

Used MB

The amount of used space in the table.

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