ApexSQL Monitor 2014 R2– Product update alert

ApexSQL Monitor 2014 R2 has been released

Type: Major feature, medium fix release

About ApexSQL Monitor: ApexSQL Monitor is a Windows and SQL Server monitoring tool with a wide range of monitored metrics. It tracks Windows, SQL Server instance, and database metrics on multiple local and remote machines and SQL Server instances. It monitors the most important SQL Server statistics, memory, buffer, and page metrics – batch requests per second, user connections, target and total server memory, buffer cache hit ratio, batch requests, page life expectancy, page reads and writes per second, and more. Monitoring these metrics enables you to identify and troubleshoot performance problems, establish trends, and set baselines.

For more information visit the ApexSQL Monitor product page.

About this release:

New features:

  • Monitors query performance of SQL Server instances
  • Improved server overview tab with more detailed information
  • Improved dashboard displays the server information and status of the most important alerts
  • The Automatic data purging feature checks for old data regularly, and purges data that is older than the time specified by the user
  • The Maintenance periods feature allows user to schedule when the monitoring of specified SQL Server instances will be disabled for the defined time intervals
  • Alert suppressing option allows the user to define the length of time for which a value must be exceeding the threshold before the alert is triggered
  • The drop-down charts list is added for quick and easy navigation to the desired chart
  • Easy navigation through the charts history via the date/time picker or navigation arrows
  • Toggle specific chart line on or off by clicking on the chart legend
  • Color of chart metric and threshold lines can now be configured in the Options dialog
  • Changes made on layout or colors are saved automatically
  • Metrics configuration can now be additionally reviewed and/or changed directly in the Alerts window
  • All device metrics are now monitored separately for each individual device
  • Option to exclude specific devices from monitoring
  • Validation of the metric configuration changed by the user
  • Database state and SQL Server availability monitoring added

Usability improvements:

  • SQL server instances can now be disabled or enabled for monitoring
  • An individual database can now be excluded from monitoring
  • Chart displays 30 minutes time range of measured values
  • The History ribbon group have been removed
  • Info panels have been removed
  • The chart size and data purging settings have been moved to the new Options dialog
  • The changed charts trackball information style for charts that displays more than two metrics
  • The metric time period in graphs is now in seconds instead of milliseconds

Improved quality

  • 20 bugs and known issues fixed

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Release notes

August 29, 2014