This metric returns a count of the job steps that failed in the latest execution of all jobs on the instance. This should be a calculated measure, where the change is what should alert the DBA. If any step in a job fails in the latest execution, this alert counts those failures and returns a […] Read more
One or more SQL Agent jobs exist that are not owned by the database owner. You should fix these jobs so that they’re owned by the appropriate person. If the owning account is removed from Active Directory, the job may fail. Read more
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
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 custom metric measures the total database file size (data files and log file combined). An increase in this metric signals that a database was grown. When not done by the DBA, this is an autogrow. Excessive autogrow events should be prevented as this can result to file fragmentation. Try to manually grow files before […] Read more
This metric will display the total number of active backups and restores on a server. This can be used to correlate with other metrics to explain why disk IO and CPU usage could have changed. Read more