Identifying the root cause of performance problems across the infrastructure can be time-consuming and frustrating.
Tracking resource utilization across your environment can be challenging—for example, your SQL Servers might have migrated to a host that doesn't provide sufficient resources at any given moment, but you have no way to track this.
Your SQL Servers could be bound by CPU constraints on the host, even though it looks as if very little CPU is being used.
Your SQL Servers could be starving for memory because the host server is conserving memory by "ballooning."
Without visibility across your data estate, finding and fixing performance process is a frustrating process. For example, your SQL Servers could be bound by slow IO performance on vSphere data stores, and the problems could erroneously appear to be on the database server or the SAN.
SolarWinds SQL Sentry helps you identify at a glance VMs that are using the most resources, including a breakdown of how each server resource is being used—including memory, storage, CPU, and network resources.
CPU ready and co-stop times indicate that your VM is ready to do work, but waiting on VMware for CPU resources. With SQL Sentry, you can easily view the VMware measurements for ready-time percentage and co-stop percentage relative to CPU usage. With this view, you can quickly determine whether a CPU is over-committed or VMs need to be right-sized.
SQL Sentry helps you identify potential “noisy neighbors”—VMs on the same host that are fighting for the same resources.
Learn about the performance killers that most IT managers, DBAs, and DevOps are often unaware of in this web seminar recording. Our experts cover a variety of significant issues, ranging from VMware considerations, server-side OS settings, file layout, memory settings, and database design, including