This metric returns the number of foreign keys that have their is_not_trusted flag set to 1 in the sys.foreign_keys table. An untrusted foreign key may threaten a database's referential and data integrity. Read more
This metric investigates replication jobs, searching for any that may be disabled inappropriately. If any of your replication jobs have been disabled inappropriately, you may not be aware of their state. Read more
This metric investigates backup jobs, searching for any that may be disabled inappropriately. If any of your backup jobs have been disabled inappropriately, you may not be aware of their state. Read more
This is a general indicator of performance problems. Index fragmentation can affect the rate of return for moderate to large tables. If multiple indexes are fragmented throughout the database, then an index maintenance strategy needs to be evaluated. Read more
Use this metric if you want to monitor the number of indexes per database that haven't been used for the last month. Indexes that aren't in use should be removed because they can degrade INSERT, UPDATE and DELETE performance, and they use storage space. Read more
If you manage a server where you are not in complete control of the creation of databases, or you’re unfamiliar with what settings to change, you may miss things out or set them incorrectly. Read more
What are custom metrics?
The SQL Monitor custom metric feature lets you run T-SQL queries against your SQL Servers to collect specific data. You can analyze and receive alerts about your custom data just like everything else SQL Monitor collects.
But what if you don’t want to write your own queries? No problem. Redgate has brought together a range of quality custom metrics for you to use in SQL Monitor, which are all are free, tried and tested. You can install straight away, and use the resources on this site to help you write your own.
This metric returns the number of non-Microsoft modules loaded into the SQL Server address space. Having a lot of modules loaded into the address space can cause performance issues in SQL Server. This metric lets you keep an eye on how many modules you have, other than those created by Microsoft. Thanks to Nicolaas Botes for […] Read more
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 […] Read more