SQL Sentry software was built to handle the largest server environments. Its lightweight polling architecture incurs minimal network and server overhead; and because there are no agents, installation and maintenance overhead is virtually non-existent.
SQL Sentry Client
The zero-configuration SQL Sentry Client
mirrors your existing Management Studio configuration, so you don't
have to redefine all of your servers and groups. As a result you
can be up and running in a matter of minutes instead of hours or days.
You can install an unlimited number of Clients across your enterprise,
and DBAs can easily connect to multiple SQL Sentry installations from
a single Client.
SQL Sentry Database
SQL Sentry utilizes a single SQL Server database
to store collected job and performance data, as well as configuration
information. For maximum fault tolerance the SQL Sentry database can
be installed on a clustered SQL Server instance.
SQL Sentry Monitoring Service
The SQL Sentry Monitoring Service is a Windows service which handles various
responsibilities, including monitoring job status and performance,
generating notifications, and actively collecting job history data.
One SQL Sentry Monitoring Service is required for approximately every 50
to 100 monitored servers.
Fault Tolerant Architecture
Multiple Monitoring Services can be linked together using our own clustering
technology to provide virtually linear scalability and extreme fault
tolerance. If any SQL Sentry Monitoring Service fails, the others automatically pick up the
load in a matter of seconds, ensuring nothing is missed and
notifications are always sent.
Using the concept of "Sites", SQL Sentry can easily be setup in
geographically dispersed environments to monitor SQL Servers at specific
locations and report back to the SQL Sentry database, minimizing
SQL Sentry Event Connector System
SQL Sentry seamlessly integrates external
event data into calendars alongside SQL Server Agent jobs, and gives you
unprecedented visibility and control over all of the events that can
impact your server performance. See
Cross-platform Support for more information.