SQL monitor


Now that you’ve got the hang of adding counters, here’s the full list we need to add, including the ones mentioned above:

  • These are listed OBJECT first, then COUNTER
  • Memory – Available MBytes
  • Physical Disk – Avg. Disk sec/Read
  • Physical Disk – Avg. Disk sec/Write
  • Physical Disk – Disk Reads/sec
  • Physical Disk – Disk Writes/sec
  • Processor – % Processor Time
  • SQLServer: General Statistics – User Connections
  • SQLServer: Memory Manager – Memory Grants Pending
  • SQLServer: SQL Statistics – Batch Requests/sec
  • SQLServer: SQL Statistics – Compilations/sec
  • SQLServer: SQL Statistics – Recompilations/sec
  • System – Processor Queue Length

After adding those, click the Close button, and we’re back to the counter log setup window. Under “Sample data every”, the default should be 15 seconds, and that’s fine. In the “Run As” entry, type in your domain username in the form domainname\username, and click the Set Password button to save your password. This lets the Perfmon service gather statistics using your domain permissions – otherwise, it tries to use its own credentials, and they probably won’t work on the remote server.