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.SQL Server instance restarted,
SQL Server instance restarted
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
Use collected or calculated values
Check the Use a calculated rate of change between collections check box
Raise an alert when the metric value goes
above the defined threshholds
Default threshold values
Raise an alert when the threshold is passed for