SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Performance Issues with DMVs

Learn how to easily query SQL Server 2017 for performance information to help identify and fix issues that can affect performance and stability. This course is applicable to anyone responsible for SQL Server 2017 and earlier versions.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 10, 2019
Duration
2h 44m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Diagnosing Activity-related Instance Issues
Diagnosing Storage-related Instance Issues
Diagnosing Memory-related Instance Issues
Diagnosing CPU-related Instance Issues
Diagnosing Activity-related Database Issues
Diagnosing Storage and Memory-related Database Issues
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 10, 2019
Duration
2h 44m
Description

It is very common for SQL Server instances to have workload performance problems in one or more ways. In this course, SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Performance Issues with DMVs, you will see more than 45 DMV queries you can use to easily examine performance information related to your workload, instance health, and storage health. First, you will learn how to detect and correct many common performance issues related to the overall activity on the SQL Server instance and around the storage subsystem. Next, you will be shown how to investigate memory and CPU issues at the instance level. Finally, you will see how to drill into the database level and investigate performance issues there. By the end of this course, you will be able to find and correct the most common SQL Server performance issues. This course is perfect for anyone who is responsible for a SQL Server 2017 instance, with most topics also applicable to SQL Server 2016 and earlier versions.

About the author
About the author

Glenn works as a Principal Consultant at SQLskills.com. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007, and he is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware (Redgate 2011), and he wrote chapters for both SQL Server MVP Deep Dives books.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
My name is Glenn Berry, and welcome to my course SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Performance Issues with DMVs. I'm a principal consultant with SQL Skills and this topic is one that I feel very passionate about. In the course of my career as a database administrator and consultant, I've used my DMV diagnostic queries on a nearly daily basis to find and correct many common SQL Server performance issues. The queries that are detailed and demonstrated in this course will help you detect and correct many common performance issues with your SQL Server instance, hardware, storage, and your databases. I want to show you how to properly understand how to interpret these queries and then use those results to help get a better performing SQL Server environment. If you work with SQL Server in any capacity, whatever your level, this course is relevant to you. Experience using SQL Server 2005 or newer is helpful, along with a basic understanding of how SQL Server works. I hope you'll join me as we explore proper SQL Server performance with SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Performance Issues with DMVs here on Pluralsight.