Performance Dashboard Reports - Microsoft SQL Server 2012 | SansSQL

Monday, April 23, 2012

Performance Dashboard Reports - Microsoft SQL Server 2012

The SQL Server 2012 Performance Dashboard Reports are Reporting Services report files designed to be used with the Custom Reports feature of SQL Server Management Studio. The reports allow a database administrator to quickly identify whether there is a current bottleneck on their system, and if a bottleneck is present, capture additional diagnostic data that may be necessary to resolve the problem.

Common performance problems that the dashboard reports may help to resolve include:
  • CPU bottlenecks (and what queries are consuming the most CPU)
  • IO bottlenecks (and what queries are performing the most IO)
  • Index recommendations generated by the query optimizer (missing indexes)
  • Blocking
  • Latch contention
This is a downloadable available from Microsoft and can be downloaded from the link here.
This also works for SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 as well