Database Availability

Electronic businesses rely on information stored in databases. It is vital for companies to be able to constantly access and monitor database performance information. This makes it important for system administrators to know the status of their databases. PRTG Network Monitor allows database monitoring and automated alerts for the most common types of database servers.

A good database monitoring solution offers the following benefits:

  • Increased profits: no losses caused by undetected database failures.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by providing reliable access to databases.

This database monitorig solution installs easily and its usage is intuitive. Additional features like remote management (via web browser, PocketPC, or Windows client) and notifications about database errors by email, ICQ, pager/SMS make the monitoring of SQL Servers easier.

Database Monitoring Made Easy

PRTG Network Monitor is the powerful network monitoring solution from Paessler AG. It ensures the availability of network components and databases while also measuring traffic and usage. It saves costs by avoiding outages, ensuring database performance, optimizing connections, saving time and controlling service level agreements (SLAs).

With our free network monitoring software you can quickly and easily set up database monitoring. PRTG Network Monitor offers individual sensors that allow you to connect and monitor MySQL, Microsoft SQL and Oracle SQL servers. These SQL Server sensors can monitor when the database accepts and processes requests. It is also possible to use custom query code to check database return values.

Setting up Database Monitoring

PRTG Network Monitor supports the following SQL Server versions:

  • MS-SQL: SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 7 and MSDE (requires OLE DB installed on the machine running the PRTG and/or Remote Probe that accesses the server).
  • Oracle: Oracle 10g, 9i, 8i and Oracle 7
  • MySQL: MySQL server 5.0, 4.1, 4.0 and 3.23.

You can find more information on how to setup database monitoring using the SQL Server sensors in the online manual or refer to our online knowledge base article on database monitoring.

Free Database Monitoring

You can test database monitoring with the 30-Day-Trial-Edition of PRTG Network Monitor. The Freeware Edition is completely free for personal and commercial use and may be downloaded for free. The Commercial Editions are required if you want to monitor more than 10 sensors. Licenses for PRTG Network Monitor start at $440 / €330.

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