New SQL Server MP

A few days ago Microsoft release a new SQL Server Management Pack (6.3.173.0). Among the news are support for SQL Server 2012 and mirroring.

Below is the complete list of new features in this MP:

  • Added support of SQL Server 2012
  • Added support of SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Monitoring
    • Automatically discover and monitor availability groups, availability replicas, and database replicas for hundreds of computers.
    • Health roll-up from database replicas to availability replicas.
    • Detailed knowledge with every critical health state to enable faster resolution to a problem.
  • Seamless integration with Policy Based Management (PBM)
    • Auto-discover custom PBM polices targeting AlwaysOn and database components.
    • Rollup of health of policy execution within the SQL monitoring pack under extended health.
    • SQL DB PBM monitoring is supported
  • Added support of SQL Server 2008 Mirroring monitoring (only applicable to SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 version of management pack)
    • Discover mirroring databases, witness, and mirroring group.
    • Monitor database mirror state, database mirror witness state, and mirroring partners’ state.
    • Custom diagram view to visually represent the primary and the mirrored databases.
  • Added support of SQL Server 2008 Replication monitoring
    • Approximately twenty rules to detect replication events.
  • Freespace monitoring was improved with mount point support.
  • Support for SCOM 2012.

You can download it from here.

Management Pack, SQL

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