We have all done it. We think we know the lyrics to a song. We sing them passionately….and incorrectly. Here are a few classics.

  • "Sweet dreams are made of cheese”. Correct lyric: “Sweet dreams are made of these” from The Eurythmics’
  •  “Excuse me while I kiss this guy”. Correct lyric: “Excuse me while I kiss the sky” from Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Purple Haze’.
  • “It doesn’t make a difference if we’re naked or not”. Correct lyric: “It doesn’t make a difference if we make it or not” from Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’.
  • “A year has passed since I broke my nose”. Correct lyric: “A year has passed since I wrote my note” from The Police’s ‘Message In A Bottle’.

The list goes on and on. Well, I think I just came across another one. It’s a song by Europe. We all thought it was “It’s the Final Countdown”. But listen closely. I think you’ll agree that what they are really singing is…

“It’s the Foglight Countdown!”


Am I right?

Well, if nothing else, as a fun prank, I now have that song stuck in your head for hours…maybe days.


As we close out 2018, it is only appropriate to have….a countdown.


10….the maximum number of minutes it should take to read and understand Foglight’s hardware requirements detailed in the Foglight Deployment Guide.


9….there is no 9 because…well….”7, 8, 9”


8…..database types can be monitored with Foglight…with more on the way!

7….different change event types can be tracked in Foglight with Performance Investigator’s (PI) Change Tracking capability.



6… I tried but I wasn’t able to think of a Foglight example for 6. So, I will just say that 6 is the number of years I have been part of the Quest family! (Awwww...)


5….Oracle monitoring option tabs…


4….out-of-the-box Foglight for Cassandra reports are available.

(or generate custom options!)



3….all 3…options in the SQLServer BI stack can be monitored,



2…..Quest DB monitoring options. Maybe Foglight isn’t the right fit.

Check out  Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise !


1….interface to monitor your cross-dbms platform environment.


“It’s the Foglight Countdown…”  


For more information, visit Foglight database monitoring and download a free trial.

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