ApexSQL Monitor 2018 R8 – Product update alert

ApexSQL Monitor 2018 R8 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, Azure SQL Database, 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 and AzureSQL Database 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:


  • Real-time SQL Server activity monitor option is added under the Dashboard page
  • Per metric alert grouping viewer is added under the Alerts page
  • Alerts filtering under the Alerts page is improved
  • Blocking chain option is added under the Query waits page
  • Option for adding or disabling multiple servers under the Add instance page is added
  • Options for enabling and disabling monitoring of multiple SQL Servers under the instance tree view are added

Improved quality:

  • 9 bugs and known issues fixed


  • The Enable monitoring checkbox name in the deadlock’s configuration tab is renamed to Monitoring
  • The Use system_health extended event and Use ApexSQLDeadlock extended event radio button names in the deadlock’s configuration tab are renamed to system_health extended event and ApexSQLDeadlock extended event
  • The Enable alerting checkbox name in the deadlock’s configuration tab is renamed to Enable
  • The Reports data section name under the Schedule reports page is renamed to Reports

See also:
Release notes


December 18, 2018