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jbates99
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 02/02/2013 :  17:45:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have several 2008 R2 instances running on Windows Server 2008.

1. What are some of the more common things that you alert on?

2. And is there a list of all the possible criteria or situations that you can alert on?

Thanks for any ideas. Jack

tkizer
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Posted - 02/03/2013 :  14:14:28  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
1. Disk space, performance conditions, job failures, transaction log full, filegroups full, etc.
2. We use SCOM for our monitoring. There are literally hundreds if not thousands of possible alerts.

Tara Kizer
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jbates99
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 02/03/2013 :  17:39:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Tara. I prefer to use SQL Server to monitor for database-related situations such as job failures and t-log full conditions. And use SCOM for non-SQL metrics such as disk space and performance.

Can SCOM alert on agent job failures too?

Thanks, John
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srimami
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Posted - 02/04/2013 :  05:50:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, you can use SCOM for Agent Job failures too. Also, if you need only few alert notifications, why to use third party tools? You can better manage with Sql Server only.
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jackv
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 02/05/2013 :  04:58:10  Show Profile  Visit jackv's Homepage  Reply with Quote
What I've found on larger environments is to keep your alerts for situations to a focused list. It is tempting to monitor on a very wide range of situations - but it can create noise.
Here is a list of SQL Server monitoring situations I apply . http://www.sqlserver-dba.com/2011/01/sql-server-monitoring-situations.html

Jack Vamvas
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