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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

Replication Subscriptions

This collection provides detailed data of the subscriptions of the selected distributing SQL Server instance (Distributor).

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Distribution / Merge Agent

Name of the Distribution or Merge Agent for the subscription.


Highest latency, in seconds, for data changes propagated by the Log Reader or Distribution Agents for a transactional publication.

Log Reader Agent

Name of the Log Reader agent, if applicable.

Publication DB

The name of the database, which contains the publication that is replicated to the selected subscription

Publication Name

The name of the publication replicated to the selected subscription.

Publication Type

The type of publication replicated to the selected subscription; for example, Snapshot, Transactional, and Merge.

Publishing Server Name

The name of the SQL Server instance that hosts the selected publication database, whose data is replicated to the selected subscription.

Snapshot Agent

Name of the Snapshot Agent job for the publication.


Highest (worst) severity status of the agents associated with the replication. For example, Started, Succeeded, In progress, Idle, Retrying, and Failed.

Subscribing Server

The name of the SQL Server instance that hosts the database where the selected Subscription resides.

Subscription DB

The name of the SQL Server instance that hosts the database where the selected Subscription resides.

Subscription Type

The selected subscription's type; for example, Push, Pull, Anonymous.

Reporting Services

Collecting reporting services server general information.

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Reporting Services Service Database Name

The name of the metadata database.

Total Reports Failed

Count of executions that were failed.

Total Reports Success

Count of executions that were success.

Resource Pool

The collection shows the usage of each resource pool.

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Pool Name

Resource Pool name.

Used Memory

The amount of memory used by the resource pool.

Max Memory

The maximum amount of memory the resource pool can have. If significantly higher than target, it might indicate memory pressure.

Target Memory

The target amount of memory the resource pool is trying to gain. In case the value is significantly lower than maximum, it might indicate memory pressure.

Used Percentage

Percentage of memory used out of the overall memory allocated for the resource pool.

Out of Memory Count

The number of failed memory allocations.

Min Memory Percent

Minimum memory percentage consumed by the resource pool.

Max Memory Percent

Maximum memory percentage allowed by the resource pool.

Is Enabled

0 - The resource governor is disabled;

1 - the resource governor is enabled.

Session Data

This collection provides detailed data of the selected SQL Server session.

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


Indicates whether the process is active.

Blocked By

Which SPID (if any) holds locks that this session is waiting on (Blocked By).

CPU Usage

The Total CPU time that this session has used since connecting to the SQL Server.

Cache Hit Ratio

The percentage, for this session, of buffer cache hit ratio, that is: file read operations that were satisfied by the file system cache without requiring any physical I/O. The value of this metric should be as high as possible.

Context Info

Provides context information for the current session.

Current Wait Time

The amount of time this session has been waiting. This shows 0 if the session is not currently waiting.

DB User

The SQL Server login name for this session.


The name of the database where the session is running.

Error Number

Indicates if the most recent statement completed by this session returned an error number; corresponds to the @@Error global variable for this session.

Can have two states:

Host Name

The name of the Client host that is running the session.

Last Batch Time

The time the last batch started execution (Last Batch Time).

Last Command

The current or previous command executed.

Lock Timeout

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

Logical Reads

Indicates the number of logical reads per second currently being performed by this session.

Logical reads are database page I/O requests that were satisfied from the Buffer Cache and therefore did not have to perform disk reads.

Login Time

The time the session was created.


Memory is the number of pages in the procedure cache that are currently allocated to this process. A negative number indicates that the process is freeing memory allocated by another process.

Most Recent SQL

Shows the batch of SQL statements last executed or currently executing by the selected session.

Physical Reads

Shows the number of physical reads per second currently being performed by this session.

Physical Writes

Shows the number of physical writes per second currently being performed by this session.


The Program that the user is running in order to access SQL Server.


The SQL process number.


The session Status (runnable, sleeping, blocked and so on).

System Process

A flag indicating the session type:

Total I/O

The total amount of I/O operations (including background I/O) performed by the session from the time it connected to the SQL Server.

Transaction Count

The number of open transactions; corresponds to the session's @@TRANCOUNT value.

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