SQL Monitor 5

Supported platforms

Installing SQL Monitor

Windows                              SQL Server (any edition)

You can install SQL Monitor on the following platforms:

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

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

  • SQL Server 2005 SP4 or later
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016

    Because of SQL Server Express's database size restrictions, we don't recommend using it to host the SQL Monitor database.

.NET Framework

For SQL Monitor 4.3 and later, the web server computer and base monitor computer (these might be the same computer) require .NET Framework 4. You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

For older versions of SQL Monitor, you'll need .NET Framework 3.5. You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

If you have .NET 4 installed, you still need .NET 3.5 SP1.

IIS

IIS (version 7 or 8) is optional for the SQL Monitor Web Server. For more information, see Configuring SQL Monitor with IIS.

Supported browsers

You can open the SQL Monitor web application with:

  • Firefox (latest version)
  • Chrome (latest version)
  • Internet Explorer 9 or later

Monitoring servers with SQL Monitor

You can monitor the following servers with SQL Monitor:

Windows

SQL Server (any edition)

  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 or later (deprecated)
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • SQL Server 2000 SP4 (deprecated)
  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016

You can monitor servers on a different network from your base monitor, for example those hosted on Azure or Amazon EC2.

However, you need to set up certain things before you can do this. For details, see Adding servers on a different network from your base monitor.

Clusters

SQL Monitor supports monitoring Windows failover clusters. Other proprietary clustering server systems aren't supported, and might not behave as expected.

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 http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc768529(v=bts.10).aspx.


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