Performance Dashboard Reports in SQL Server 2012


May 16, 2012
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Introduction

In this article we will take a look at Performance Dashboard Reports which are Custom SQL Server Reporting Services Report which Microsoft has developed for Database Administrators to get a quick overview of the overall performance of an Instance of SQL Server 2012. The good think is in order to run the Performance Dashboard reports one doesn’t need to install SQL Server Reporting Services.

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  • Performance monitoring for physical and virtual environments
  • Query plan monitoring to see the causes of blocks and deadlocks
  • Easy integration with Microsoft SCOM
  • Predictive alerting with settings to avoid false alerts
  • Database growth forecasting to minimize server sprawl
  • Web-based dashboard with at-a-glance views of top issues and alerts
  • Physical and Virtual Performance Monitoring



Some of the Common Performance Problem which can be identified with the help of Performance Dashboard Reports of SQL Server 2012 is:-

  • CPU bottlenecks (What queries are consuming the most of CPU)
  • IO bottlenecks (What queries are performing the most IO Operations)
  • Index recommendations generated by the query optimizer (Identify Missing Indexes with the help of Performance Dashboard Reports)
  • Blocking (Quickly Identify Blocking Issues in SQL Server 2012)
  • Latch contention (Identify and resolve issues related to page latch contention in SQL Server 2012)

Important Note

  • The information displays within these reports are retrieved from SQL Server Dynamic Management Views thereby making it an inexpensive means of monitoring your Instance of SQL Server 2012. The previous history of the data captured is lost once the SQL Server is restarted as Dynamic Management View data is wiped off after every SQL Server Restart.
  • Download Performance Dashboard Reports in SQL Server 2012 from the following link: - https://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29063

Let us start by Installing Performance Dashboard Reports in SQL Server 2012. Installation is quite simple and the series of screenshot are self-explanatory.

SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports Setup
License Agreement SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports
Registration Information SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports

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