SQL Server Performance Tools


Presenter: Cindy Gross

Session Details


Troubleshooting performance issues with SQL Server can be confusing and time consuming. I want to make sure you are familiar with some of the common tools used to help troubleshoot performance issues and when to use each. I will provide best practices around troubleshooting methodology, SQLDiag, PSSDiag, SQL Nexus, Profiler / SQL Trace, and PerfMon. After this presentation you will be better able to narrow down a performance problem and focus in on where to spend your time and effort.


About the Speaker


Cindy Gross began her SQL Server life as a DBA with a hospital and health plan company in 1993 and moved to Microsoft in 2000 where she has worked ever since. For the past 18 years she has worked with SQL Server, from version 1.11 to 2008 R2 and beyond. Her roles at Microsoft have included PSS Product Support Engineer, SQL Content Lead, Yukon Readiness Lead, and most recently Dedicated Support Engineer (DSE) in the Premier Field Engineering (PFE) organization. She has delivered SQL Server training throughout the US as well as in Europe and India, including presentations at PASS Summit. Her technical writing includes Microsoft KB articles, MSDN blog, and chapters in two books: Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting (Chapter 8: Defining Your Approach to Troubleshooting) and SQL Server 2005 Practical Troubleshooting: The Database Engine (Chapter 10: Clustering).


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