I’ve been working on a simple monitoring tool for SQL Server over the last few months. I often find myself asking “What just happened?” and “Was it SQL Server?”. I wanted a small utility I could leave running at clients that would answer that question. It needed to be simple enough that a non-SQL Server person could look at it and get an idea if there was an issue with SQL Server. But also sophisticated enough that it would point me in the right direction.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://billg.sqlteam.com/2016/08/02/is-it-sql/