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SQL Nexus is a tool used by SQL Server professionals and Microsoft engineers to aggregate SQL Trace data, performance monitor logs, and the output of various T-SQL scripts into a single SQL Server database. This chapter explains how the data collected by SQLdiag, covered in Chapter 11, can be imported into a SQL Server database and then analyzed with the help of existing reports in SQL Nexus. SQL Nexus is a free tool available on the Microsoft CodePlex site and is provided on an as-is basis. This means that the Microsoft Support team does not support SQL Nexus and any issues related to the tool need be posted on the discussion forum of the tool’s home page on the CodePlex site.
SQL Nexus uses three components: