SQL Server instance restarted

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Metrics install automatically if you have SQL Monitor installed.

If you are using Redgate’s SQL Server monitoring tool, SQL Monitor, you can instantly install and run this metric on your servers.

This metric and alert will notify you when a SQL Server instance is restarted for any reason.

The value returned by the metric is not useful on its own, and is only used by the alert to detect changes. When the server has not been restarted it will report 0 , and when the server has been restarted it will return a numerical value greater than 0 based on the previous and current start times of the instance.

Metric definition

Name

SQL Server instance restarted

Description

Determines whether a SQL Server instance has been restarted since last collection. Reports a value >0 if there has been a restart, 0 if not.

The T-SQL query that will collect data

Instances to collect from

The instances for which you want to be notified on a restart

Databases to collect from

master

Collection frequency

300

Use collected or calculated values

Check the Use a calculated rate of change between collections check box

Metric collection

Enabled

Alert definition

Alert name

Instance restarted

Description

This alert is raised when a SQL Server instance has been restarted.

Raise an alert when the metric value goes

above the defined threshholds

Default threshold values

High:Disabled
Medium:0
Low:Disabled

Raise an alert when the threshold is passed for

1 collection

Alert is

Enabled