RichMonitoring is a SQL Server Inventory soloution that takes information from a number of System Views & DMV’s on a schedule you define and loads them into tables for querying and reporting.
RichMonitoring currently collects the following data points - as part of RichMonitoring NOTHING leaves your SQL Enviroment EVER
All of the above collection points are configurable, you can turn them on or off in the Config.Inventory table. Installation
Installation is easy, run the Installation.sql script on your SQL Server and RichMonitoring will be installed. For the installation to suceed you will need the following permissions;
Note: A SQL Server Agent job will be created with no schedule attached, you will need to create a schedule to run at a frequency that fits with your needs for the collection to automatically work. Configuration
When the soloution is installed, it is installed with the default settings. All of the collection points are inactive. Enabling a collection point
Find which collection points you would like to enable
SELECT * FROM RichMonitoring.Config.Inventory
Update Config.Inventory setting the collection points that you wish to use to active (replacing 1,2,3 with the ID of the collection points you want)
UPDATE RichMonitoring.Config.Inventory SET Active = 1 WHERE ID IN (1,2,3)
The RichMonitoring soloution will delete any Inventoried datapoints that are (by default) older then 30 days. If you would like to keep data for longer than this you can 100% do that.
UPDATE [RichMonitoring].[Config].[AppConfig] SET INTValue = -180 WHERE ID = 1
Replace -180 with the amount of days you would like to keep Running RichMonitoring Manually
If you would like to run RichMonitoring manually simply run the following command
This will start the Inventory collection. Can I see what was run and when?
Sure, RichMonitoring has a RunLog, you can query this to see what was run when, this table falls within the Data Retention as mentioned in the Configuration section of this article so data will be purged in line with that configuration.
SELECT * FROM RichMonitoring.Inventory.RunLog
Q. Does RichMonitoring support Always On Availability groups?
A. At the moment RichMonitoring doesn’t officially support Always On Availability groups, though this is something we want to add in the future.
Q. Does RichMonitoring send any emails specific to the data collected?
A. No RichMonitoring doesn’t send any emails, we do plan to add this feature in the future but when we do no sensitive data will ever leave your enviroment and most certainly won’t be sent to RichInSQL.
Q. Do you have plans to add additional datapoints?
A. 100% Yes, after the initial release, RichInSQL plans to expand RichMonitoring to collect more information about your SQL Server.
RichMonitoring comes as is for all non RichInSQL Clients, if you find a problem with RichMonitoring or it doesn’t do something you wish it did, you have a few options available to you;