SQL Monitor 7

Using the SQL Monitor metrics website

We've created a website http://sqlmonitormetrics.red-gate.com/ containing a range of custom metrics and alerts that you can install automatically.

Installing cookies

Before you can install metrics automatically from the website, we need to install cookies. To do this:

  1. Ensure that cookies are enabled in your web browser.

Go to the Configuration > Custom metrics page and click on one of the links to the website. A panel displayed near the bottom of the page provides links and information about the site content:

If this panel is not displayed, check your Internet connection. The panel's content comes directly from the http://sqlmonitormetrics.red-gate.com/ website. You may need to add this site to your web browser's list of trusted sites.

Cookies are installed once you've launched the site from one of these links.

Installing metrics automatically

Details of how to use the website are provided on the site's help page.

Once you've found a metric on the site and clicked the Install metric... button, a new Create custom metric wizard in SQL Monitor is automatically populated with the relevant metric and alert settings. The Step 1. Define metric page is displayed, so you can review and update settings that may need changing to get the metric working in your environment. Settings that need updating have notes attached to them on the website's metric pages, for example:

If you need help completing the wizard pages, see Step 1. Define metric and Step 2. Add an alert.

Once settings have been updated, click through to the Summary page and click the Create metric or Create metric and alert button. The new metric is displayed on the Configuration > Custom metrics page.

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