While SCOM server monitoring is great at telling you whether your servers are healthy, it doesn’t provide much beyond that. And, customizing SCOM for a specific domain, such as SQL Server, requires a significant time investment — and still yields only basic health monitoring of SQL Server. In the end, when there is trouble with a database, the DBA needs more to effectively troubleshoot and diagnose performance issues.
Foglight for SQL Server complements SCOM by delivering the predictive performance diagnostics and deep details that DBAs need to really understand and resolve performance issues. This paper shows how.