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  • Monitoring SQL Server disk I/O with PerfMon counters

    As a DBA, you need to understand the I/O of your SQL Server disk subsystem. In part three of this screencast series, learn how to track I/O in your direct-attached storage disks (DASD). Get optimal throughput values to keep an eye on when using Performance Monitor counters for physical disk reads and writes and disk queue length. Kline also shares some best practices you can't afford to miss. Continue Reading

  • Performance analysis tools for SQL Server

    Just being equipped with SQL Server tools is not enough. Database administrators and developers need to know how to use and ultimately optimize SQL Server tools like Query Analyzer, Index Tuning Wizard and SQL Profiler. Serdar Yegulalp explains how to get the most from these tools. Continue Reading