These pages cover SQL Monitor 4. Help for older versions is also available.

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SQL Monitor comprises three components:

  • the web interface, which is hosted on a web server and displays data about your SQL Servers
  • the monitoring service, a Windows service that collects data about your SQL Servers
  • the SQL Monitor database, a SQL Server database that stores data about your SQL Servers

 

SQL Monitor doesn't install anything on the instances you monitor.

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You should install the SQL Monitor components on a different machine from the one that hosts the SQL Servers you want to monitor. Otherwise, if the SQL Server fails, you won't be able to access SQL Monitor.

Credentials required

When you install and set up SQL Monitor, you need to provide credentials to connect:

  • the monitoring service to the SQL Monitor database (if you use a Windows account, this account will also run the monitoring service)
  • to the machine that hosts the SQL Server you want to monitor
  • to every instance you want to monitor

After you install

To start using SQL Monitor, you need to create the Administrator role.

To open SQL Monitor:

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