CHAPTER 4

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CPU Performance Analysis

This chapter concludes the book’s exploration of the system, with a discussion about CPU, network, and general SQL Server metrics. The CPU is the work engine of a system and keeps everything running. All the different calculations required for gathering and delivering data, maintaining the system, and ordering access are performed by the CPU. Getting bottlenecked on the CPU can be a difficult process to work out of. Unlike memory, which you can sometimes easily install more of, or disks, which you can sometimes easily add more or upgrade, CPUs are an integral part of the system you’re running on and can frequently ...

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