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Monitoring and Automation

1.       What are the major facts of monitoring of SQL Server ?
a.       Infra Level / Virtual Level / Server Level
b.      Instance Level
c.       Database Level
d.      Application Level
2.       What do you use to monitor of SQL Server based IT Infrastructure at various level ?
3.       What is Perfmon and what are the major counters do you use to monitor production server ?
4.       What is Activity monitor ?
5.       What is Profiler and what are the common Counters of Profiler used in Day to Day activity monitoring ?
6.       What is DMV ?
7.       What are the most common and useful DMV do you use to monitor SQL Server in daily life ?
8.       What is DDL Trigger ? How to implement it for monitoring and track changes ?
9.       What are the Third party tools you use or used for monitoring SQL Server ?
10.   How do you find recent or current running queries and active transactions in your database ?
11.   What is Automation Task and which tool of SQL Server Does this ?
12.   What is the architecture of SQL Server Agent ?
13.   How do you track jobs and logs of sql server agent?
14.   How do you check and correct log history of agent ?
15.   How do you clear job history and logs of agent ?
16.   What is DB Mail  or Database Mail ? How to configure it ?
17.   What is concurrency ?
18.   What is Isolation Level and What are benefit of this ?
19.   What is Multi Server Query ?
20.   What is Wait State ?
21.   What are the tools available in SQL Server for Auditing ?
22.   What is Extended Events ?
23.   What is Change Tracking ?
24.   What is Change Data Capture ?
25.   What is SQL Audit ?
26.   What is MDW (Management Data Warehouse ) ?
27.   What do you do when developers complain that Database Server is slow but actually it is not , please explain ?
28.   How do you check blocking and deadlocks ?
29.   What do you do when blocking or deadlocks comes ?
30.   What are the step we can follow to avoid deadlocks and blocking issues in our database ?
31.   What is locks, blocks and Deadlocks ?
32.   How to configure Change Tracking ?
33.   How to configure Change Data capture ?
34.   Write steps to configure MDW ?
35.   What is Resource Governor ? How does it works ?
36.   What are Work Load group and Resource Pool ?
37.   How does Policy Management works ?
38.   What are Condition, Facets and objects in PBM ?
39.   What is Locking or Locks ? what are the kinds of Locking in SQL Server ?Shared, Exclusive, update,
41.   What is SARGS ?
42.   What is the Architecture of Transaction ?
43.   What are joins in Query Execution Plan ?
44.   What is Nested Join ?
45.   What is Dirty Read ?
46.   What is Concurrency in SQL Server point of View. How to manage it ?
47.   What is Save Point ?

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