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    Performance Advisor Baselines

To help manage change in your environment, Performance Advisor includes both, out of the box pre-configured baselines, and the ability to create your own custom baselines. Baselines can be viewed and managed from the Performance Advisor Dashboard. At a glance, you can see where performance is irregular and resolve those issues before they become a problem. Custom baselines are highly configurable, and in combination with Custom Conditions, provide a comprehensive change management and alerting system.

  • Out of the box predefined baselines available for the previous period, day, week, month, quarter, and year.
  • Custom baselines can be created on demand for any desired time range.
  • Overlay both predefined and custom baselines on the Performance Advisor Dashboard.
  • Full alerting capability for baseline metrics using Custom Conditions.



Intelligent Alerting

    Performance Advisor Custom Conditions

Intelligent alerting allows you to build alerts specific to your own monitored environment, using values and metrics retrieved from multiple sources and subsystems. Via custom conditions, you can easily create advanced performance alerting, enhanced change detection and advisory rule sets. When building custom conditions, you can use any combination of ANDs and ORs, and any number of nesting levels, to compare the values retrieved from these multiple sources. Everything is point and click, so even complex conditions can be configured quickly.

  • You can use multiplication, division, addition and subtraction to combine values from any subsystem, and use the results in comparison operations.
  • Easily combine multiple conditions together to create compound conditions.
  • Set up alerts for when any SQL query against a target exceeds a specific duration threshold.
  • Test any performance counter against a baseline value, or a percentage of a baseline value.
  • Choose from 11 different actions that can occur when a condition is met.
  • See event markers on the Performance Advisor Dashboard charts, including enhanced tooltips with supplemental information.
  • The alerts write to the Events Log, where a historical record of the event with a snapshot of all associated metrics is maintained.
  • Easily apply your condition to all monitored servers, groups of servers, or individual servers.
  • Test any new condition against monitored servers before assigning any actions to it. delivers an easy to set-up, highly customizable way to access your performance data wherever you are. Once you enable cloud syncing for your SQL Sentry installation, you will have access to many of the same views which are available in the SQL Sentry Client from anywhere that you have internet connection. This includes all of the popular reporting options, new alerting events log, and the informative Global Status view. Once you start synchronizing your SQL Sentry performance data, you will have complete control over who has access to it.

  • Easily share your SQL Sentry performance data with people within your organization, and/or with SQL Server industry leading experts.
  • To keep your information secure, you can choose to alias the names of computers, servers, and databases before they are synchronized.
  • Web Report Viewer, giving you full access to the popular suite of SQL Sentry reporting options from wherever you are.
  • Keep track of your all intelligent alerting rules as they are happening, with the new alerting events log.
  • Cloud Global Status view with integrated history charting, with both detailed and high-level metrics available.
  • Securely share pertinent performance data on a server by server basis, without ever giving out unneeded access to your environment’s back-end.



Register for a 15 Day Evaluation

For instant access to your trial of SQL Sentry Performance Advisor, Event Manager, and Fragmentation Manager for all supported platforms, please complete and submit the form below. You will receive instructions for gaining access to the unified setup package. The required license key will be sent via email, and will enable you to manage 5 Windows systems, 5 SQL Server instances, 2 Analysis Services instances, 2 SharePoint installations, and 5 Oracle databases. Please review the SQL Sentry system requirements prior to installation. For a larger trial, please contact us. If you have already registered through a previous download, you may go directly to My Account.

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