The Multifunctioning DBA

Aug 27 2009   3:13PM GMT

Questions about health check script

Colin Smith Colin Smith Profile: Colin Smith

I recieved a comment that contained a question about my previous post about writing a script to output a health check of SQL Server.

http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/dba/powershell-sql-server-health-check-script/

The following is the question:

should we make anychanges for this do and what are the fields i need to provide at this columns: #Read thru the contents of the SQL_Servers.txt file
#$servers = Import-Csv “\pni-vmdbasqld$monitoringinputssqltab.txt”
$servers = Import-Csv “\ent-pocpacapcx01d$monitoringsqltab.txt”

So You should make changes to the $servers variable and point it to the input file that you are going to be using. My csv file has the following columns in it and you can adjust to yours to make it fit your needs.

Monitor,Server,Instance,TorP,ErrorLog,Ping,OS2000

Those are the things that I have found that I use in multiple scripts to deal with SQL Server. The Monitor is jsut a Y or N value to tell my monitoring scripts if I want to monitor that server at this time. Then the physical host name is the Server value, instance is NULL if default and the name of the instance if named, TorP is T if the server is Test and P if Prod, ErrorLog is the location of the errorlog on the filesystem, Ping is also a Y or N value used by my Ping Servers Script to tell it if I want it to be pinged, and OS200 tells my scripts if the server is running Server 2000 or not. That is important since OS2000 can not have Powershell installed.

Hope that helps and if you have any other questions or comments please let me know.

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