SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) Information Custom Reports
This set of custom reports is intended to provide a quick overview of an instance and its databases. It is easier to answer the main questions that arise when you discover and diagnose a new server or database.
Reports that come with SSMS installation are useful but they do not provide this kind of summary information. They also lack some advanced information that is accessible only through queries. One of the benefits of using reports rather than queries is their ability to be exported or printed.
You'll get various information, easy readable :
- Server information : version, edition, build, os platform, hardware, services, configuration options, memory configuration, security, etc…
- Storage : disk allocated, file sizes and allocation for all databases
- Last errors in SQL Server errorlog
- SQL Agent jobs information
- Performance information : wait states, cpu, memory usage and main performance counters, io latency, tempdb utilization, etc…
- Databases informations : database options, storage allocation, transaction logs and backups information, mixed collations, objects information, etc...
- Tables and index informations : primary keys (clustered, nonclustered, no primary key), unique constraints, existing indexes, tables without index, size of index keys, etc…
TSQL scripts of these reports are coming from various sources : my own scripts and some other inspired by well known SQL Server experts.
Copy the rdl files to a folder that is accessible to the SQL Server Management Studio client. Right-click on the SQL instance in object explorer, select "custom reports" and browse to the location of the rdl file. Installation and usage
The reports are intended to be used with SSMS 2012 and later (they don't work with earlier SSMS versions) but they can get information from instances from 2005 to 2017.
Sysadmin rights are required to run the reports: dmv, ole automation and extended stored procedures are used to access all information, and temporary udf are created in databases.
These reports are provided "as is". Even the risk is low, use with your production servers is at your own risk.
- Main Server Dashboard.rdl : main information and starting point, other reports are linked to this one (but they can be used also separately).
- Server Report.rdl : instance information
- All Databases Report.rdl : databases overview
- Server Performance.rdl : instance performance informations
- Database Report.rdl : general database information. Could also to be run from a database in object explorer.
- Tables Report : tables informations. Could also to be run from a database in object explorer.
- Index Report : index informations. Could also to be run from a database or a single table object in object explorer.
- Statistics Report : informations about columns and index statistics. Could also to be run from a database, a single table or a single statistic.
- Jobs report : a dashboard for monitoring jobs execution and performance
- Job detailed report : detailed information, could also be run from a single job in SSMS
- 6.5.2 : current release : bug fixes and improvements
- 6.5 : improvements, SQL 2019 compatibility, new missing index report
- 6.3 : bug fix with statistics report
- 6.2 : initial release on github