SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs

Learn how to easily query SQL Server 2017 for configuration information to help identify misconfigurations that can affect performance and stability. This course is applicable to anyone responsible for SQL Server 2017 and earlier versions.
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(13)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 19, 2018
Duration
1h 46m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
Diagnosing Hardware and Storage Configuration Issues
Diagnosing Operating System Configuration Issues
Diagnosing SQL Server Instance-level Configuration Issues
Diagnosing SQL Server Database-level Configuration Issues
Description
Course info
Rating
(13)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jul 19, 2018
Duration
1h 46m
Description

It is very common for SQL Server instances to be configured incorrectly in one or more ways, and this often has a detrimental effect on workload performance and stability. In this course, SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs, you will see more than 30 DMV queries you can use to easily examine SQL Server instance and database configuration information. First, you will learn how to detect and correct many common configuration issues with your hardware, storage, operating system, SQL Server instance, and your database properties. Then, you will be given the best practices for properly checking an instance of SQL Server for configuration issues, both at the instance-level and at a database level. Finally, you will see the configuration settings that you can use to have a more reliable and better performing SQL Server environment. By the end of this course, you will be able to find and correct the most common SQL Server configuration 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 Configuration Issues with DMVs. I'm a Principal Consultant with SQLskills, 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 DVM diagnostic queries extensively to find and correct many common SQL Server configuration issues. The queries that are detailed and demonstrated in this course will help you detect and correct many common configuration issues with your hardware, storage, operating system, SQL Server instance, and your database properties. I want to give you the best practices and configuration settings that you can use to have a more reliable and 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 configuration, with SQL Server 2017: Diagnosing Configuration Issues with DMVs, here on Pluralsight.