SQL Server Health Checks

Do you have a feeling that something just isn’t right with your SQL Server? Maybe you are currently experiencing some performance issues or maybe you just want to verify and validate that your environment is configured correctly. SQL Server is a mission-critical component of your organization. With its importance in processing and storing business-critical data, it is imperative to ensure that it remains healthy and performing optimally. A SQL Server health check is a comprehensive approach to assess the performance, reliability, and security of a SQL Server environment.

What’s Included in a SQL Server Health Check?

A SQL Server health check consists of a comprehensive assessment of your SQL Server instance and a detailed findings document with clear, concise information about your environment. The findings document will provide an in-depth overview of the assessment of your SQL Server environment, as well as the recommended steps to address any potential issues. I will also include a statement of work for the estimated hours for me to fix the issues for you.

Here are some of the areas included in a Server health check:

  • Infrastructure Assessment: I will examine the hardware resources allocated to the SQL Server environment, including the server specs, storage, and network infrastructure.
  • SQL Server Performance: I will perform a review of the SQL Server’s performance metrics. This will include an evaluation of CPU usage, memory usage, disk I/O, query compilations, and statistics.
  • SQL Server Configuration: Unfortunately and surprisingly, many of the default installation settings of SQL Server can lead to problems. For example, Max memory is set to 2,147,483,647 MB (Over 2 million GB!). I will review all of the configurations and make recommendations for settings following best practices.
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery: I will evaluate the high availability and disaster recovery capabilities of your SQL Server environment. I will assess backup and restore processes and identify any areas of concern that may affect the reliability and recoverability of your data. I will also provide recommendations and options for ensuring your SQL Server stays up in the event of a failure.
  • Security: I will analyze the security configurations of your SQL Server, identify any vulnerabilities, and provide any needed recommendations necessary to mitigate risks and to ensure the security of your business-critical data.

 

Don’t wait for something to go wrong! I can help you get the peace of mind you are looking and identify any potential problems before they turn into major problems.

Ready to Get Started?

If you are interested, you can get started by scheduling a free first-time consultation on my calendar.