Pittsburgh SQL Server Users Group


Next Meeting: Tue, Jul 26 2016

SQL Phone Home: Teaching Your SQL Servers to Call for Help

Language: English
Event Type: In-Person
Online Meeting URL: None
RSVPURL: http://www.meetup.com/PittsburghSQL/events/232586637/



UTC : Tue, Jul 26 2016 21:30 - 23:00
Event Time : Tue, Jul 26 2016 17:30 - 19:00 Eastern Daylight Time
Your Local Time: Tue, Jul 26 2016 21:30 - 23:00


Pittsburgh Technology Council
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Direction: None

Featured Presentation

SQL Phone Home: Teaching Your SQL Servers to Call for Help

Speaker: Mike Hillwig, DBA Manager Eagle Investment Systems, a BNY Mellon Company

Summary: Did your backup fail? Was that a deadlock? Did that server just reboot? These are common questions that DBAs are constantly being asked, and DBAs should be asking them of their servers. DBAs need to regularly monitor their servers for a regular health check, and many scripts just become email noise. It's like the kid in the back seat constantly asking "Are we there yet?" In this session, Microsoft MVP Mike Hillwig will teach you his signature "See Something, Say Something" method. You'll learn how to use the SQL Agent to turn your daily monitoring checklist into actionable alerts. By leveraging the SQL Agent severity alerts and some basic scripting techniques, you'll stop mindlessly going down a checklist and instead have your servers notify you when there is a problem.

About Mike: Veteran DBA Mike Hillwig is a native Pittsburgher and resident of the Boston Suburbs. He’s a DBA Manager for a financial software company that’s owned by one of the world’s largest bank. Mike has been working with SQL Server since version 7 and has a background in infrastructure and network. Today, he manages a team of DBAs around the globe.



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