A hands-on resource for SQL Server 2008 troubleshooting methods and tools
SQL Server administrators need to ensure that SQL Server remains running 24/7. Authored by leading SQL Server experts and MVPs, this book provides in-depth coverage of best practices based on a deep understanding of the internals of both SQL Server and the Windows operating system.
You'll get a thorough look at the SQL Server database architecture and internals as well as Windows OS internals so that you can approach troubleshooting with a solid grasp of the total processing environment. Armed with this comprehensive understanding, readers will then learn how to use a suite of tools for troubleshooting performance problems whether they originate on the database server or operating system side.
SQL Server Architecture
SQL Server Waits and Extended Events
Working with Storage
CPU and Query Processing
Locking and Latches
Defining Your Approach To Troubleshooting
Viewing Server Performance with PerfMon and the PAL Tool
Tracing SQL Server with SQL Trace and Profiler
Consolidating Data Collection with SQLDiag and the PerfStats Script
Introducing RML Utilities for Stress Testing and Trace File Analysis
Bringing It All Together with SQL Nexus
Using Management Studio Reports and the Performance Dashboard
Using SQL Server Management Data Warehouse
Shortcuts to Efficient Data Collection and Quick Analysis
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.