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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

User-defined Performance Counters

This collection allows selecting which counters to monitor from the entire performance counters' list.








User-defined Queries

This collection allows creating SQL statements. Statements created using this collection should return only one value, the data type of which is numeric.

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It collects Virtualization metrics from the ESX host.








CPU Ready Time

The amount of CPU time (in seconds), since the last measurement, that is unavailable to this virtual machine, because it is being utilized by either other virtual machines or the VMware itself.

CPU % Overhead

The percentage of CPU that is unavailable to this virtual machine because it is being utilized by either other virtual machines or VMware itself.


The amount of CPU actively used on the host, as a percentage of the host’s total available CPU.

Active CPU is approximately equal to the ratio between used and available CPU.

This metric is calculated as follows:

Available CPU = # of physical CPUs x clock rate.

ESX Machine Memory Size

The total amount of physical memory (in GB) on the ESX host machine.

ESX Memory Active

The amount of memory that is being actively used, as estimated by VMkernel based on recently accessed memory pages. This metric is calculated by summing all of the active metrics for all running (powered-on) virtual machines on the host, in addition to vSphere services.

ESX Memory Usage

The amount of memory used by the ESX host, as a percentage of the total amount of configured or available memory.

ESX Memory Balloon

The amount of memory allocated by the virtual machine memory control driver (vmmemctl), that is, the amount of guest physical memory currently reclaimed from the virtual machine through ballooning.

ESX Memory Shared

The total sum of guest memory that is shared between all powered-on virtual machines on a host. Shared memory, which refers to multiple references to a specific page held in memory, may be allocated to the virtual machine on top of the physical memory allocation (overcommitment). This metric’s value reflects the efficiency of page sharing and overcommitment in utilizing machine memory.

ESX Memory Swap In

The amount of guest physical memory that was swapped-in to memory from disk via the Vmkernel, since the virtual machine was powered on. This metric is calculated as the sum of swapin values for all powered-on virtual machines on the host.

ESX Memory Swap Out

The amount of guest physical memory that was swapped out from memory to disk via the Vmkernel, since the virtual machine was powered on. This metric is calculated as the sum of swapout values for all powered-on virtual machines on the host.

ESX Memory Swapped

The total amount of guest physical memory that was swapped via the VMkernel, since the virtual machine was powered on, both to memory from disk (swapped in) and from memory to disk (swapped out). This figure, which refers to VMkernel swapping and not to guest OS swapping, is calculated as follows: esx_memory_swapin + esx_memory_swapout.

ESX Memory Swap Used

The total amount of swapped memory of all powered-on VMs and vSphere services on the ESX host.

VM Connect Availability

This is an indication of the virtualization collection connectivity.

0 - connection failed

100 - connection valid

VM Error Message

The error message indicating the reason for the collection failure to retrieve the data from the vSphere Services

XTP Session Transactions Statistics

Summary information from XTP Transaction statistics.

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XTP Transactions

The total number of transactions that have run in the In-Memory OLTP database engine.

XTP Transactions Rate

The total number of transactions that have run in the In-Memory OLTP database engine per second.

XTP Read Only Transactions

The number of read-only transactions.

XTP Aborted Transactions

The total number of transactions that were aborted, either through user or system abort.

XTP Failed due to Validation

The number of times a transaction has aborted due to a validation failure.

XTP Failed due to Dependencies

The number of times a transaction aborts because of a transaction on which it was dependent aborts.

XTP Failed due to Unique Constraint

The total number of unique constraint violations.

XTP Failed due to Write Conflicts

The number of conflicts between transactions while writing a row which led to aborts.

XTP Writes (MB)

The total number of mega-bytes written to the In-Memory OLTP log records.

XTP Transactions on Durable Tables

The total number of transactions that require log I/O. Only considers transactions on durable tables.


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