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Microsoft SQL Server

Published and supported by New Relic Platform Team


Capture performance and usage data about your Microsoft SQL Server 2005+ databases to inform insights and improve troubleshooting.

Key real-time metrics provide an overview of your databases and detailed measurements about memory usage, connections, network I/O, and file I/O.


Overview: SQL CPU Usage, Page Life Threat, Buffer Cache Miss Ratio, Max Recompiles

Recompiles: Single Use Object %, Single Use Object #, Multiple Use Object #

File I/O: Number of Reads and Writes, Number of Bytes Read and Written

Network: Open Connection Count by Database, Connection Network I/O Reads and Writes

System: CPU Usage, Page Life Expectancy (including NUMA), Buffer Cache Hit and Miss Ratios

Wait States: Percentage of time by Type


To use this plugin, you must have:

  • Windows 7/Server 2008 or later
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later
  • .NET 3.5 or later
  • A New Relic account

Installation information

New Relic Platform Installer

The New Relic Platform Installer (NPI) is a simple, lightweight command line tool that helps you easily download, configure and manage New Relic Platform Plugins and the recommended way of installing this plugin. To install the plugin via NPI, scroll to the 'Installation' section below. If you're interested in learning more simply go to our forum category (

Alternative Installation Options

  • Manual Install (Non-Standard)

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The source code is available on GitHub ( for full review. New Relic's Microsoft SQL Server plugin is offered under the MIT license.

The Microsoft SQL Server plugin extends the power of New Relic's monitoring capabilities.

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