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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Performance Tuning Cookbook by Bihag Thaker, Ritesh Shah

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Monitoring of server performance

If you are approached by someone and told that the server hosting the instance of SQL Server is running and responding very slowly, which tool would you prefer to first open to have a quick review of server performance?

You may have used Task Manager in the past, to quickly check the health of the server. We have yet another, similar, but new and powerful tool in our pocket that can be used to quickly check the health of the server resources. Yes, we are talking about Resource Monitor! As its name suggests, we can use Resource Monitor to monitor the various resources of the system.

In this recipe, we will have an overview of how we can use Resource Monitor to quickly monitor hardware resources and server performance. ...

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