Supported platforms

Monitoring servers with SQL Monitor

Information on supported versions of monitored servers can be found on their specific pages:

Running SQL Monitor on a virtual machine

You can run SQL Monitor on a virtual machine, but you should make sure your VM host can deliver the required resources (CPU and RAM). If your physical machine hosts multiple VMs, for example, this will limit the resources available to SQL Monitor, which might slow performance.

If you locate the data repository database on a SQL Server instance running on a VM, we recommend you use a physical disk or partition rather than a virtual disk for the database data files. For more information about using mapped hardware in Hyper-V, see

FIPS 140-2 Compliance

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) publication 140-2 sets out security requirements for cryptographic modules, including a laboratory validation program to approve them.

SQL Monitor does not itself implement any cryptographic functions, instead relying on Microsoft-provided libraries which are part of .NET. Since SQL Monitor 9.1.3, only cryptographic libraries which have been validated by Microsoft for use in FIPS environments are used by SQL Monitor.

SQL Monitor is therefore suitable for use in FIPS environments, including Windows environments where the System cryptography: Use FIPS compliant algorithms for encryption, hashing, and signing setting has been enabled.

For more information on how SQL Monitor protects sensitive data, see How SQL Monitor protects secrets.

Installing SQL Monitor

Breaking changes

Versions of SQL Monitor released from 15 April 2024 will not support installation on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2. These versions are out of both mainstream and extended support.

Windows                                                         SQL Server (any edition)

You can install all components of SQL Monitor on the following platforms:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • Windows Server 2022

SQL Monitor requires a SQL Server database to store monitoring data.

  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016

  • SQL Server 2017

  • SQL Server 2019
  • SQL Server 2022
  • Azure SQL Database


  • Hosting a repository on Azure SQL Database or Azure Managed Instance is only supported under certain circumstances. 
  • We don't recommend using SQL Server Express to host the SQL Monitor database, due to database size restrictions. 

See SQL Monitor database requirements .


IIS is optional for the SQL Monitor Web Server. For more information, see: Installing SQL Monitor on IIS.

Supported browsers

You can open the SQL Monitor web application with:

  • Firefox (latest version).
  • Chrome (latest version).
  • Edge (Microsoft supported versions)

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