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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Summary

Resource Governor offers many potential benefits, primarily the capability to prioritize SQL Server resources for critical applications and users and preventing “runaway” or unexpected queries from adversely impacting SQL Server performance significantly. It fits in with Microsoft’s goal of providing predictable performance for your SQL Server applications.

Resource Governor also offers some potential pitfalls, however. For example, a misconfigured Resource Governor can not only hurt a server’s overall performance, but can potentially lock up your server, requiring you to use the dedicated administrator connection to attach to the locked-up SQL Server to troubleshoot and fix the problem. Therefore, it is recommended that you implement ...

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