ApexSQL Monitor 2018 R5 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Monitor 2018 R5 has been released

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, AlwaysOn Availability Group and Failover Cluster instances, 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. ApexSQL Monitor also tracks SQL Server wait statistics including the individual query wait statistics. Monitoring these metrics enables you to identify and troubleshoot performance problems, establish trends, set baselines, and generate built-in or custom reports.

For more information visit the ApexSQL Monitor product page

About this release:


  • Support for Azure SQL Database
  • Support for Azure SQL Manage Instance
  • Support Amazon RDS for SQL Server

For more information see Announcing performance monitoring for Azure SQL Database and Amazon Web Service RDS for SQL Server

Improved quality:

  • 137 bugs and known issues fixed


  • The title “Add server” in the main menu is renamed to “Add instance”
  • Functions in the repository database are renamed to start with ‘fn’ at the beginning of the name
  • Stored procedures in the repository database are renamed to start with ‘sproc’ at the beginning of the name
  • SQL Views names in the repository are renamed to start with a lowercase ‘v’ at the beginning of the name
  • The execution timeout can now be changed for already added SQL Server
  • The Export button is renamed to “Save as pdf” in the reports page
  • The Alert severity statistic report pie chart colors are changed to comply with the alert colors in the application
  • The default size of the T-SQL text in the Wait stats related reports is now limited to 500 characters
  • The T-SQL script in reports are now displayed as plain text without any formatting to preserve space
  • The T-SQL script in reports are now displayed with syntax highlighting
  • The Queries configuration tab is added on the All instances and group level pages
  • The mouse scroll can be used to change the values in the configuration page
  • The group dashboard panel charts can be used for drill down
  • The ‘Refresh list’ option is added in the Server drop menu on the Add instance page
  • The user and pass fields in the Add server dialog are not displayed as the default option anymore, as the service user is the default option now

See also:
Release notes


July 10, 2018