SQL Sentry - Shut management up with graphs!
February 12, 2016

SQL Sentry - Shut management up with graphs!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SQL Sentry Performance Advisor

We use SQL Sentry to monitor about 20 servers. We also use event chaining to control a complicated process that runs every night to prepare our sales people. Sometimes it crashes and we have to restart the service, but that's manageable. It helps junior people troubleshoot SQL performance issues.
  • When users complain of performance issues you can drill down to see what was running at the time.
  • You can go to the "All Computers" and watch for issues before it becomes a problem.
  • Event chaining can be one consolidated place to orchestrate tasks. It's a little kludgy but it usually works.
  • Load faster!
  • Forward and backward version support. We have a lot of people using SQL Sentry, and I don't like that we all have to upgrade at the same time.
  • The default on the dashboard should be history mode, not sample mode. It would be nice if you could save that.
We have Solar Winds for monitoring the enterprise. SS does things SW doesn't. Having we don't really need any other tools besides SS.
If you have a lot of servers and a few people SS can get very expensive. A native MS solution would make more sense. If you have a small number of servers and a lot of junior people, it makes more sense.

SolarWinds SQL Sentry Feature Ratings

Performance dashboard
Intelligent alerting
Historical trend data