Monitor Databases In The Amazon Cloud With DPA 9.1
SolarWinds Database Performance Analyzer (DPA) has always been the way to quickly get to the root cause of application performance problems. Now with DPA 9.1, we have extended the same great functionality to databases hosted in the Amazon cloud. From the same screens you use today, you can monitor SQL Server and Oracle RDS databases just like any other database. Even better, you can monitor EC2, RDS, and on-premise databases from the same installation of DPA.
Now you can easily provision a DPA instance from the Amazon Marketplace using the DPA AMI, you won’t have to wait for a box to be provisioned, you are the master of your DPA install. Once provisioned, it is just a couple of clicks and you are collecting data through DPAs agentless architecture.
Often, I have heard that the biggest fear when moving a database into the cloud is that you can’t see what is going on outside the database (server, storage, and infrastructure). Although you can’t monitor the servers that the database is on, you can use DPA to troubleshoot if a performance issue is likely related to a resource, such as Storage, or if queries need to be tuned.
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