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Foglight for SQL Server (Cartridge) 6.3.0 - Deployment Guide

Deployment pre-requisites

Welcome to the Foglight for Databases Deployment Guide. This guide provides the pre-requisites for optimal deployment, to ensure the best user experience possible.

This section describes important deployment information required to monitor the leading RDBMS: Oracle®, SQL Server®, SAP ASE®, DB2 for LUW, and Azure® SQL.

Architecture

There are three main components:

Foglight Management Server and Foglight Repository — Responsible for managing, alerting, and viewing the collected data. Both components can be set to run on the same machine or reside on separate machines.
Foglight Agent Manager (FglAM) — Hosts the monitoring database agents (also known as DB Agent) and SQL PI domain manager agent.
SQL PI Database — Refers to a SQL Server database under a SQL Server instance that holds PI collected data.

 

NOTE:  

Refer to the following examples for detailed information:

Example 1

To monitor 100 SQL server instances, 120 Oracle instances, and 15 SSAS instances, all including PI:

Example 2

To monitor 600 SQL server instances and 300 Oracle instances, all including PI:

Deployment in Centralized vs Distributed

In monitoring environments that exceed a total of 20 agents, a distributed installation is necessary:

In All-in-One installations on virtual machines (VMs), the machine is highly recommended to reserve CPU and Memory for better performance.

Once the total number of agents exceeds 20, All-in-One installations are no longer supported.

Hardware requirements

Identify your hardware requirements, which are determined by whether SQL PI is configured and by the number of monitoring agents.

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