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Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Unleashed by Paul Bertucci, Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Ray Rankins

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SQL Server Utility

SQL Server 2014 includes a new multiserver management tool named the SQL Server Utility. This new tool takes performance monitoring in SQL Server to the next level by providing the capability to monitor specific performance metrics for one or more SQL Server instances in a single view from a single SQL Server instance. The performance information is captured in a database, and you can view this information in one convenient place from within the SSMS environment.

Some basic setup is required to start using the SQL Server Utility. You accomplish this basic setup by using the new Utility Explorer available in SSMS. You click View on the SSMS menu bar and then select Utility Explorer. This Utility Explorer has a tree-like structure ...

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