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This monthly publication will provide new and updated information regarding the products that we offer and organized in the following categories: Documentation, Product Notifications, Knowledge Base Articles, Product Life Cycle and Training Videos.New 12.0 release of Spotlight available here:https://support.quest.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/download-new-releases
New features and enhancements of 12.0:https://support.quest.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/kb/229694
New Spotlight Extensions release available here:https://www.spotlightessentials.com/download
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Here you can find information on our latest release, from features to downloads & documentation.
- New features from our Release Notes documentation: https://support.quest.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/technical-documents
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Here you can find what knowledge articles are trending. These are this month’s Top Knowledge Base Articles:
1. What is new in Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.6.1?https://support.software.dell.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/kb/198539
2. VIDEO - How to Install Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise.https://support.software.dell.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/kb/177236
3. What is Spotlight federation?https://support.software.dell.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/kb/199397
4. Error during connect: "Error 800706BA: The RPC server is unavailable"https://support.software.dell.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/kb/56100
5. Error: "Access is denied (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007005 (E_ACCESSDENIED)"https://support.software.dell.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/kb/84287
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Could someone point me in the direction of documentation about the Spotlight Plugin Diagnostic Server. I have inherited a system that seems to have it installed and I cannot find any information about it. Not sure how I can look at its alarms or if it is even monitoring anything important other than looking at records in its database. There is a SpotlightPluginDiagnosticServer.exe and SpotlightPluginCollecter.exe running.
I also have a system that has Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.5 running with its own diagnostic server and databases and based on the data may be monitoring some of the same machines as the plugin.
We use Spotlight Enterprise für SQL Server.
We have Servers where we get:
Databases - Data File Group Space Used AlarmDatabases - Dynamic Data File Group Growths Remaining alarmDatabases - Log File Space Used AlarmDatabases - Dynamic Log File Growths Remaining alarm
but no Information which database is mean. We have a lot gig free on the Servers. All the grow steps is ok. And all is autogrow.
What should i do? Ignore all These alarms?
An link to the right Information would be helpful.
I have a SQL availability group named SharePoint-AG running in an active/passive manner on two servers: SRV6 and SRV7. I have added SharePoint-AG as a SQL Server to Spotlight running on the cluster SharePoint-AG. (Yes, the SQL listener and the cluster have the exact same name - don't judge me too harshly as this was my first availability group.) When I go into the SQL server SharePoint-AG properties, the connection is set to SharePoint-AG as "Cluster (monitor active node). When I click the Test button, Spotlight reports "SQL Server Test Successded". I've also added an Availability Group connection for SharePoint-AG showing that it runs on SRV6 and SRV7. Again, when I click on the Test button for the Availability Group, I get "Availability Group Test Succeeded". I've also added SRV6 and SRV7 as Windows servers.
When I select Windows SRV6 or Windows SRV7, I see the CPU load on each server but when I select SQL Server SharePoint-AG, the CPU Usage monitor is greyed out and had an error flag that reads "CPU information for the OS cannot be collected. Windows connection details have not been set up."
Can anyone confirm if the CPU Usage monitor works with SQL running as an Availability Group? Does anyone have any recommendation on why my SQL monitor won't display the CPU Usage.
I've even tried adding a SQL Server named SRV6 which is running on Windows server SRV6 - essentially ignoring the fact that there is an availability group - but even THAT refuses to display the CPU usage.
Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
I would like to find out what version of Diagnostic Server I'm running. I have Auto-Update setup and it doesn't seem to do anything.
I do the following:
Some things i tried for troubleshooting:
I worry about how much i can trust these wait statistics totals...
This monthly publication will provide new and updated information regarding the products that we offer and organized in the following categories: Documentation, Product Notifications, Knowledge Base Articles, Product Life Cycle and Training Videos.New enhancements and fixes of Spotlight 11.7.1 patch release.https://support.quest.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/kb/223943/?cmpid=soc:spotlight-line:communties:01
When moving about within the Wait Events section i get:
"Error retrieving data: ClientConnectIssue: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown"
How should i start troubleshooting this issue?
Is this a problem with the spotlight server or with the SQL server that the spotlight DB sits on?
Are there any default settings for memory on the spotlight server, or for the instance that spotlight DB is running on that i should be aware of?
My Spotlight on SQL Server reports an index with 99% fragmentation so I used the generated script to rebuild it. That was half an hour ago and Spotlight still shows the same index with 99% fragmentation. Is there a way to force Spotlight on SQL Server to update its Index Fragmentation data?
This monthly publication will provide new and updated information regarding the products that we offer and organized in the following categories: Documentation, Product Notifications, Knowledge Base Articles, Product Life Cycle and Training Videos.
New Knowledge Base Articleshttps://support.software.dell.com/spotlight-on-sql-server-enterprise/kb/214812
New enhancements and fixes of Spotlight 11.7 patch release.
This monthly publication will provide new and updated information regarding the products that we offer and organized in the following categories: Documentation, Product Notifications, Knowledgebase Articles, Product Life Cycle and Training Videos.
New Knowledgebase Articles
New enhancements and fixes of Spotlight 11.6.2 patch release.
I'm specifically looking for whether num_writes is recorded as part of the sys.dm_exec_connections DMV in spotlight historic data, i.e. that i can go back to one week ago and see which query had the highest num_writes?
I've looked through this forum but there are really not many posts. Neither on the blog. Is this the best resource for SQL spotlight?
The wiki is empty and the documentation on the Dell site is really thin... so struggling to find any information beyond a "getting started guide"
I have the following within Spotlight on SQL Server:
Alarm: Monitored Server - SQL Server Collection Execution FailureKey: SQL Cluster failover detectionSeverity: InformationalRaised: <today>Message: Collection 'SQL Cluster failover detection' failed : Execution state was not set
The remainder of the message are the steps to disable this monitor. Can anyone explain how to fix the root cause of this rather than just disabling the monitor within Spotlight?
I have a two node SQL Server 2012 High Availability Cluster. I need to check to see which node is the Primary replica so I can configure certain Alarm Actions to only fire if the node is the Primary Replica. For example, log backups only occur on the current Primary Replica so I constantly get alarms from the Secondary that the databases' logs are not being backed up.
I'd like to be able to script changes to alarms so that I can include the changes in deployment scripts, for example, we have two servers which flip between Production and Preproduction. When the server is in the preproduction role we don't back up the databases, when it flips to production the backup jobs are enabled, so we only want backup alerts when the server is in the production role and we don't really want to have to manually reconfigure the alerts. Is there a way to script the changes to the exclusion list or flip the tag from production to preproduction?