Setting up SQL Server

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SQL Server versions supported

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SQL Server 2012SQL Server 2012 reached its end of life on July 12, 2022. Database Monitoring continues to support SQL Server 2012 with known limitations.
SQL Server 2014
SQL Server 2016
SQL Server 2017
SQL Server 2019
SQL Server 2022

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Agent integration overhead

Agent integration overhead tests were run on an Amazon EC2 machine c5.xlarge instance (4 vCPUs, 8 GB RAM). The database used for the tests was a SQL Server 2019 Standard Edition instance running on an Amazon RDS db.m5.large instance (2 vCPUs, 8 GB RAM). The database was running a TPC-C workload with 20 warehouses.

SettingCollection Interval
Check Min Collection Interval15s
Query Metrics Collection Interval60s
Query Activities Collection Interval10s
Settings Collection Interval600s
  • Agent Test version: 7.50.2
  • CPU: ~1% of the CPU used on average
  • Memory: ~300 MiB of RAM used (RSS memory)
  • Network bandwidth: ~40 KB/s ▼ | 30 KB/s ▲
  • Agent query overhead on database: ~1% CPU Time