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Database Performance Problems: Emergency Remediation and Proactive Alerting

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Please join SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Thomas LaRock and Lead Federal Sales Engineer, Ed Bender, for this webinar to learn some best practices for federal agencies in server, …

Please join SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Thomas LaRock and Lead Federal Sales Engineer, Ed Bender, for this webinar to learn some best practices for federal agencies in server, application and database performance monitoring and problem resolution. You’ll also see how you can become more proactive in your approach with an intuitive User Interface that is easy to learn, use and understand - just like you expect with SolarWinds products.

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  • 1. Federal Webinar: Database Performance Problems: Emergency Remediation and Proactive Alerting Ed Bender, Head Federal SE ed.bender@solarwinds.com 410-286-3060 Thomas LaRock, Microsoft SQL Server MVP and Microsoft Certified Master thomas.larock@solarwinds.com © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 2. © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Agenda » Introductions » Emergency Response vs. Proactive Workflow » SolarWinds® Monitoring Tools  Web Performance Monitor (WPM)  Server & Application Monitor (SAM)  Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) » Demo » Q&A
  • 3. Emergency Response vs. Proactive Workflow » Emergency response workflow  Learn there is a performance problem: • Users complain about performance problems • Or, monitoring tools detect application performance issues • Orion® Web Performance Monitor (WPM) • Server & Application Monitor (SAM)  React – install and use Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) • Detailed analysis of “wait times” for running SQL statements in the database » Proactive workflow  Monitor Database with DPA to find and fix performance issues before users complain © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 4. SolarWinds Monitoring Tools » Web Performance Monitor (WPM)  Monitors end-user-experience of web applications » Server & Application Monitor (SAM)  Monitors Processes, Services, cpu, memory on servers  Monitors Database metrics with AppInsight™ for Microsoft® SQL Server®Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)  Detailed database performance monitoring for MS-SQL, Oracle®, Sybase®, DB2®  Uses response time to ensure you work on the correct problem  Shows exactly why performance is suffering  Helps prioritize problems  Do not rely exclusively on Health Stats (CPU Utilization, Disk IO, Cache Hit Ratio) © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 5. Web Performance Monitor (WPM) » SolarWinds Orion module » Includes browser-based record/playback technology  Record using browser to login and use a web application  Replay the browser session from one or more locations  Monitor success and performance of playback from each location » Tracks the changes in performance of web applications over time  Gradual or major performance changes can be easily seen with graphs » Alerts to changes in performance © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 6. Server & Application Monitor (SAM) » SolarWinds Orion Module. SAM features include:  Monitors Processes, Services, CPU, Memory  Disk IO Performance metrics for Processes and Services » AppInsight for MS SQL  Detailed view of Microsoft SQL Server statistics » Monitors Application infrastructure to allow detection of changes in behavior over time » Alerts based on statistics exceeding thresholds © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 7. Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) » Monitors wait times for SQL statements » Allows administrators to understand what is happening inside the database engine » Integrates with VMware® to correlate Virtualization infrastructure with database performance data © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 8. How Most People View a Database QUERY DATA © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 11
  • 9. That View Leads To Blamestorming © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 21
  • 10. Focus on End User Response Time How DPA Helps People View a Database © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 22
  • 11. © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. SQL Server Sample Wait Types » WRITELOG  Waiting for a log flush to complete » LCK_M_S, LCK_M_U, LCK_M_X…  Waiting to acquire locks » NETWORKIO, ASYNC_NETWORK_IO  Waiting on the network » PAGEIOLATCH_SH, PAGEIOLATCH_EX…  Physical disk reads 11
  • 12. © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Performance Issues and Causes » Inefficient Queries  Poor Indexing or Lack Thereof *  Poor Database Design *  Inaccurate Optimizer Statistics * » Blocking / Locking * » Excessive Fragmentation * » Execution Plans (nonreusable, compilations*) » Improper Log Configuration * * - directly solvable using response time methods 12
  • 13. © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Demos Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Server & Application Monitor (SAM) Database Performance Analyzer (DPA)
  • 14. Q&A Contact Us Call: 877-946-3751 Email: federalsales@solarwinds.com Email our Government Reseller DLT: solarwinds@dlt.com © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 15. More on SolarWinds » Watch a short demo video: http://www.solarwinds.com/sedemo » Download a free trial: http://www.solarwinds.com/downloads/ » Visit our Federal website: http://www.solarwinds.com/federal » Call the SolarWinds Federal sales team: 877-946-3751 » Email federal sales: federalsales@solarwinds.com » Email our Government Reseller DLT®: solarwinds@dlt.com © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
  • 16. Thank You! The SOLARWINDS and SOLARWINDS & Design marks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other SolarWinds trademarks, service marks, and logos may be common law marks, registered or pending registration in the United States or in other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are used for identification purposes only and may be or are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies. © 2014 SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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