Presented to fwPASSon February 22, 2011<br />Management Data Warehouse<br />
System consisting of a one or more collectors (Performance Data Collector), a management server (MDW), and reports.<br />W...
Physical Warehouse<br />Data Warehouse<br />Database consisting of tables of data and access functions<br />Database<br />...
<ul><li>Baselining
Performance Monitoring
Performance troubleshooting</li></ul>I/O<br />CPU<br />database growth<br />What is it used for?<br />
Factories make products (Other servers)<br />Factories have small internal warehouses, shipping dock (temp cache)<br />Pro...
Schemas<br /><ul><li>Core
Snapshots
Custom Snapshots
Sysutility (Utility Control Point)</li></ul>Security Roles<br /><ul><li>mdw_admin
mdw_reader (read-only view of reports – *msdb exception)
mdw_writer (collection set upload to MDW)</li></ul>MDW components<br />
<ul><li>Disk Usage (collect and upload every 6 hours)
Server Activity (every 60 seconds, upload every 15 min)
Query Statistics (every 10 seconds, upload every 15 min)
Custom</li></ul>Data Collection Sets<br />
Performance counters<br />DMV’s<br />SQL Trace<br />T-SQL<br />Data Providers<br />
<ul><li>How many servers?100+
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Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse (MDW)

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The MDW, in conjuction with the Performance Data Collector, is a comprehensive performance monitoring and reporting system introduced in SQL Server 2008. It is a handy way to consolidate performance monitoring data for all your servers on a single system.

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Introduction to SQL Server 2008 Management Data Warehouse (MDW)

  1. 1. Presented to fwPASSon February 22, 2011<br />Management Data Warehouse<br />
  2. 2. System consisting of a one or more collectors (Performance Data Collector), a management server (MDW), and reports.<br />What is a Management Data Warehouse?<br />Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/nsalt/3276560707<br />
  3. 3. Physical Warehouse<br />Data Warehouse<br />Database consisting of tables of data and access functions<br />Database<br />Tables<br />Data records<br />SSIS<br />stored procedures/views<br />Flat files/Agent job, Sproc/SSIS<br />Reports<br />Building that consists of racks or aisles of products<br />Warehouse<br />Racks<br />Lots of products<br />Forklifts for racking products <br />And picking<br />Trucks for transporting To<br />And from warehouse<br />What is a Management Data Warehouse?<br />Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/nsalt/3276560707<br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>Baselining
  5. 5. Performance Monitoring
  6. 6. Performance troubleshooting</li></ul>I/O<br />CPU<br />database growth<br />What is it used for?<br />
  7. 7. Factories make products (Other servers)<br />Factories have small internal warehouses, shipping dock (temp cache)<br />Products are shipped to warehouses (SSIS)<br />Products are stocked on shelves in the warehouse (MDW)<br />Consumers request products (MDW reports)<br />Warehouses pick products from the shelves (DMV)<br />Warehouses ship products to the consumer<br />MDW as part of a system<br />
  8. 8. Schemas<br /><ul><li>Core
  9. 9. Snapshots
  10. 10. Custom Snapshots
  11. 11. Sysutility (Utility Control Point)</li></ul>Security Roles<br /><ul><li>mdw_admin
  12. 12. mdw_reader (read-only view of reports – *msdb exception)
  13. 13. mdw_writer (collection set upload to MDW)</li></ul>MDW components<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>Disk Usage (collect and upload every 6 hours)
  15. 15. Server Activity (every 60 seconds, upload every 15 min)
  16. 16. Query Statistics (every 10 seconds, upload every 15 min)
  17. 17. Custom</li></ul>Data Collection Sets<br />
  18. 18. Performance counters<br />DMV’s<br />SQL Trace<br />T-SQL<br />Data Providers<br />
  19. 19. <ul><li>How many servers?100+
  20. 20. How much space? 400Mb/day/server
  21. 21. Editions? Enterprise, Data Center, *Standard
  22. 22. Backward compatibility? No</li></ul>Miscellaneous<br />
  23. 23. SSIS<br />How does the data get into the warehouse?<br />Photo credit http://www.flickr.com/photos/cjc4454/3414861981<br />
  24. 24. <ul><li>Management Data Warehouse Overview
  25. 25. Disk Usage
  26. 26. Query Statistics
  27. 27. Server Activity</li></ul>Reports offer drill-down to additional reports/information<br />Reports<br />
  28. 28. Configure MDW<br />Configure collectors<br />MDW schema<br />msdb<br />SQL Agent - Jobs<br />Integration Services - SSIS packages<br />Task Manager<br />Cache files<br />Collector reports<br />MDW Overview report<br />Demos<br />
  29. 29. Website<br />www.systemental.com<br />www.leanprojectmanager.com<br />Blogs<br />dean-o.blogspot.com<br />practicalhoshin.blogspot.com<br />Twitter<br />twitter.com/deanwillson<br />Email<br />dean@systemental.com<br />LinkedIn<br />linkedin.com/in/deanwillson<br />Thank you!<br />
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  31. 31. Task Manager<br />
  32. 32. Temporary Data Collector Cache<br />
  33. 33. Disk Usage report<br />
  34. 34. SSIS Packages<br />
  35. 35. Hyper-V Server 2008<br />
  36. 36. http://www.simple-talk.com/sql/learn-sql-server/sql-server-2008-performance-data-collector/<br />Additional Resources<br />
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