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Click to view contentWhen an AG failover occurs, DPA can perform 2 actions:  1) send an alert.  2) automatically add an annotation. Built-in alerts are available for failover, but you do have to configure them first. Annotations occur automatically, but you can turn them off.   The trigger for DPA to take an action when a failover occurs varies depending on how…
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Click to view contentWhen an Availability Group changes status, DPA allows you to send an alert to notify you of the change. DPA evaluates for changes every 10 minutes (default). DPA alerts you only when a status changes between the evaluations (10 minutes). Example: Status for AG1 on Instance1 is evaluated every 10 minutes. In that time frame, the AG  status…
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Click to view contentNew in version 11.1, DPA regularly polls the status of all SQL Server Availability Groups (AGs) contained in the monitored instance. The DPA Home page displays a new status icon which tells you that AGs are present in a monitored instance.   DPA’s new AG monitoring gives you the ability to: See the status of AGs, databases, and replicas. This…
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Click to view contentWe've updated the wait time status meter in two ways: We have 3 statuses instead of two. Not in beta:  We evaluate status every 10 minutes instead of once an hour.  Feel free to comment on the increased frequency.   The methodology for evaluating the thresholds is the same. The threshold is calculated by looking at the wait time aggregated for…
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Click to view contentOn the Home page, we've updated the summary area to include AG status, filtering, and information on how you are monitoring the instance. Below is a summary of changes to the page.   Instance Name When you register a database instance directly, DPA will automatically update the display name with the server name (same functionality as today). You…
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Click to view contentWhen we first created the resources for the DPA Integration Module, we tried to communicate as much information as possible, combining DPA wait time and performance data as well as data in Orion.  However, with so much information, it made it difficult for users  to answer the question "is the database having a performance issue".  Yes, memory may…
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Click to view contentIf you are using Orion, I am sure you have already heard of PerfStack, SolarWinds' Drag & Drop Answers to Your Toughest IT Questions.  DPA did not make the first cut of PerfStack, but we will be there when DPAIM 11.1 is released. Imagine expanding Using PerfStack with WPM and SAM to Troubleshoot Web Performance Issues to include database wait…
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Click to view contentWelcome to the DPA Beta Forum and thank you for agreeing to help us with the SolarWinds DPA Beta. Beta 1 is now available for download and includes several new features that we are eager to receive feedback on. Please provide feedback in the Database Performance Analyzer Beta forum on THWACK.   DPA Beta features Download the Beta below to install…
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Click to view contentWe are approaching the release of the DPA 11.1 Release Candidate, which is a fully supported version available to customers before it becomes generally available to the public. For customers who participated in the beta, we offer an assisted upgrade to DPA 11.1. We can schedule a call, upgrade your server with you, and then take a look at the…
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