The Enterprise Manager offers several system monitoring plug-ins for third-party products. One of them is Microsoft SQL Server Plug-in. This plug-in supports Standard, Enterprise, and Workgroup editions of Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (both 32 and 64bits).
I have tried to prepare step by step guides to demonstrate how to install Grid Control 11 (to Linux) and how to deploy agent to windows in my previous posts:
Now, I’ll show how to deploy this plug-in to a windows server we already registered with our Grid Control. Microsoft SQL Server Monitoring Plug-in can be deployed to any machine which can connect to target SQL Server service, but I prefer to deploy it to the host which MS SQL Server is installed.
First, we’ll download the plug-in from Oracle website (download r12):
Then we’ll import the plug-in file into our EM Grid Control.
Login to the Grid Control, click “setup” and then click “management plug-ins”. You’ll see the list of plugins which are already installed. Click “import” button.…