SQL Sentry 2023.4 is now generally available! | THWACK

We’re pleased to announce the release of SolarWinds® SQL Sentry® 2023.4 is available on the SolarWinds website and in your customer portal.   

As with all versions, there are several updates, including bug fixes, code refactoring, and features. We’re especially excited about the enhancements to our Environment Health Overview and Top SQL dashboard in Portal.

What’s New?

Improvements to Enhanced Environment Health Overview (EHO) in SQL Sentry Portal

In our 2023.4 release, SQL Sentry is enhancing its Environment Health Overview with several important features. We have introduced vital metrics, including CPU, Transactions per second, Total Waits, and Query Regressions. These metrics are presented with two-minute resolution values and a comparison to the same timestamp 24 hours ago, helping users easily identify deviating trends.

Query Regressions (in preview) highlights potential issues by flagging queries with a total average duration that exceeds the average duration of the last 24 hours by 50%, marking them as regressions.

Additionally, EHO has improved its Health Alerts by displaying alert descriptions alongside other functionalities like viewing message details, closing/acknowledging alerts, and assigning them. This enhancement aims to make complex alerts more understandable, especially for new users, and provides links to explore related content for better comprehension and management.

Top SQL Enhancements

Previously, the Top SQL dashboard in Portal presented a combined view of completed queries and procedure/query stats in the same grid. Our latest release introduced a new Top SQL view, which separates these event types for a more user-friendly experience.

Additionally, the totals view for completed queries now includes information for regressed queries (in preview), quickly showing users what an events current average duration is and how it has changed in the last 24 hours.

For more information about this release, check out the full release notes.

If you don’t see the features you’ve been waiting for, check out the What We’re Working On page for SQL Sentry for a list of features our dedicated team of developers is already researching.

If you don’t see everything you’ve wished for, check out the SQL Sentry Feature Requests space to vote on features you want and submit requests. 


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