Database Connection and Query Monitoring
The IPSentry Database and Query monitoring add-in provides you with the
ability to ensure that your databases and database servers are not only
available, but can accept and response to query requests
This add-in utilizes your ODBC data sources in order to established the
connection with the database or database server and then optionally issue
SQL query against the database.
The results of the query can be evaluated for the number of rows returned,
the value of a variable assigned in the query, or can be used simply to
executed a stored procedure and test the query time.
Use of this add-in is generally utilized to test the following aspects of
your database server.
- Server or Database is accepting connections.
- Server or Database is accepting logon credentials.
- The time to connect is within the specified threshold.
- The server is accepting queries.
- The returned results are within specification.
- The time to complete the query is within specification.
The ODBC Database and Connection Monitoring Add-in connects to a database
over ODBC and optionally executes a query, and optionally evaluates the
results. Notice how many times we mention 'optionally'? There is a reason
The add-in can be used to just test database connections on your network, it
can be used to submit and EXEC query that returns no results, and/or it can
be used to perform a query that will return row data which can be counted by
IPSentry or you can design and SQL query to return a specified value that
the add-in can evaluate.
For example, let's say you know there should be 10000 records in a given
database at all times, and of those we know that 2000 of them will always
contain a specific value in a specific column. We could simply have the
add-in perform a basic 'SELECT * from db where column=value' query against
the database and evaluate the count as being required to be at least 2000.
Now, that can be pretty resource intensive, so we also provide the means to
utilize just a SELECT count() option and this information is available in
our help documents.
You can also query system table values, status values, all kinds of cool
things where a numeric value can be returned and compared to denote failure
Evaluate this feature in the fully functional download
more details in our help
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