SQL Monitor 9

Supported platforms

Installing SQL Monitor

Windows                              SQL Server (any edition)

You can install SQL Monitor on the following platforms:

  • Windows Server 2008 (64 bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019

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

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

  • SQL Server 2017

  • SQL Azure Database

Because of SQL Server Express's database size restrictions, we don't recommend using it to host the SQL Monitor database. If you do, you will need to set short data retention windows

.NET Framework

For SQL Monitor 9.2.0 and later, the web server computer and base monitor computer (these might be the same computer) require .NET Framework 4.7.2. You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

For SQL Monitor 7.1.16 and later, the web server computer and base monitor computer (these might be the same computer) require .NET Framework 4.6.1. You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

For SQL Monitor 6.0.5 and later, the web server computer and base monitor computer (these might be the same computer) require .NET Framework 4.5.2. You can download it from the Microsoft Download Center.

IIS

IIS 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 11 or later

Monitoring servers with SQL Monitor

You can monitor the following servers with SQL Monitor:

Windows

SQL Server (any edition)

  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Windows Server 2016
  • Windows Server 2019
  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014
  • SQL Server 2016
  • SQL Server 2017

Supported Cloud Platforms

SQL Monitor supports:

  • Amazon EC2
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Azure SQL Databases
  • Microsoft Managed Instances


You may 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.

Availability Groups

SQL Monitor supports availability groups on Windows failover clusters, but does not support Always On Basic Availability Groups currently.

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.


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 the .NET Framework. 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.


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