Foglight for SQL Server

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Continuous, web-based and scalable monitoring.

Maximize database performance and availability with this robust SQL Server monitoring tool.



Foglight Performance Investigator for SQL Server enables you spend less time on performance management tasks with comprehensive monitoring, non-stop data collection, and instant metric-sensitive alerts and scalable, easy to configure workload. Collect and investigate data on baselines, lock analysis and change tracking with multidimensional drilldowns and historical session data investigations. With intuitive interfaces, built-in expert guidance and easy-to-follow workflows, your able to quickly identify and fix problem servers and resource areas before they impact your business. Quickly access all the information you need to achieve optimal SQL Server performance.

Benefit from these key features with Foglight for SQL Server:

SQL Performance Investigator

Multidimensional SQL workload drilldowns
Drill into the datacube to easily investigate database workload. View every dimension of your data, including users, programs, SQL and sessions.

Historical lock analysis
Resolve SQL Server concurrency issues in record time with historical reviews of blocking-lock scenarios. The lock analysis is part of the dimensional drilldown workflow, simplifying lock investigations.

Automated change tracking
Find out when changes to server, instance, database and schema environments occur, as well as application SQL degradations. Offers custom change alerts.

Identify root causes and symptoms of performance deviations in application environments quickly and easily.

Statement-level wait-event analysis
View wait-event data down to the statement level to rapidly resolve resource-related performance problems.

Global view

See all your databases from one dashboard. In a single click, you can access detailed insight into one specific database.

Download-and-go architecture
Take advantage of quick, easy, wizard-driven installation to start monitoring your databases within minutes. Seamlessly integrate Foglight for SQL Server with other end-to-end enterprise monitors.

Integrated reporting

Receive targeted, built-in reports. With easy-to-use wizards, you can define, customize, generate, schedule and deliver reports on system health, performance, trends, changes and a variety of other topics and data points.

Built-in intelligence
Understand the health and activity of your SQL Server enterprise with management and performance views and pop-up advice with correlated workflows.

Custom performance counters
Resolve performance issues proactively by tracking service-level-specific processes as if they were metric counters.

Adaptive baselines
Track performance using automatic detection and calculation of normal ranges for all metrics, and receive alerts about deviations from normal activity.

Virtual and physical host monitoring
Get the relevant OS metrics for your SQL Servers, whether it is running in a virtual or physical environment.

Automatic instance discovery
Deploy Foglight capabilities with automatic instance discovery or specific hosts. Manually add instances as needed.

Historical data
Use fast and simple navigation to resolve recent performance issues from any drilldown screen.

Enterprise configuration management
Centralize administration and configuration, plus customize individual connections.

Alarm workflow
Manage and annotate alarms, set up blackouts and search for past solutions.

Wait-state analysis
Determine where waits are occurring and what is causing the event.

Drag-and-drop reporting
Customize views and generate reports using the data collected by Foglight.

Free Foglight for SQL Azure® add-on cartridge
View Azure-specific metrics and receive helpful insight to rapidly diagnose and resolve database issues. See how much a SQL Azure instance would cost and ensure a successful deployment. Easily monitor and manage Azure performance.


  • Before installing Foglight for SQL Server, ensure that your system meets the hardware and software requirements detailed in Foglight System Requirements and Platform Support Guide. Customers running large deployments (above 50 instances) should consult with the Foglight for SQL Server sizing assistant.

    Foglight for SQL Server requires WMI access for monitoring Windows Operating system metrics on the various SQL Server dashboards. Ensure that the WMI and Remote Registry services are started prior to creating the agents and throughout the monitoring process. Firewall usage requires taking further steps to ensure connection to WMI, as detailed in the known issues section under Connection to WMI.

    Supported Platforms
    The operating system platforms and SQL Server versions supported by the Foglight for SQL Server agent on Foglight 5.5.2 are shown below:

    Supported Web Browsers
    The Foglight user interface works with standards-compliant web browsers. The following table lists the web browsers that have been tested and validated for use with this release of Foglight.

    Browser type/version - Validated on
    Internet Explorer® 8, 9, and 10 (desktop environments only) - Latest patch update available at April 2014
    Internet Explorer 11 (desktop and touch environments) - Latest patch update available at April 2014
    Firefox® ESR - 24.4.0esr
    Firefox - 28.0
    Safari® (Mac® OS X Lion or Mountain Lion) - 6.1.3
    Safari(Mac OS X Mavericks) - 7.0.3
    Safari(iOS for iPad) - 7.0.4
    Chrome® - 33.0.1750.152

    Operating System & SQL Server
    Windows® 2003(32-bit) SQL 2005, SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2
    Windows® 2008(32-bit) SQL 2005, SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2, SQL 2012
    Windows 2003 (64-bit) SQL 2005, SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2
    Windows 2008 (64-bit) SQL 2005, SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2
    Windows 2008R2 (64-bit) SQL 2005, SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2, SQL 2012, SQL 2014
    Windows 2012 (64-bit) SQL 2005, SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2, SQL 2012, SQL 2014
    Windows 2012R2 (64-bit) SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2, SQL 2012, SQL 2014
    Windows 7 (64-bit) SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2, SQL 2012, SQL 2014
    Windows 8 (64-bit) SQL 2008, SQL 2008R2, SQL 2012, SQL 2014

    Language supported:
    US English
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