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AppInsight for SQL: How "SQL Job Agent Info" Monitor works

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Updated March 11th, 2016

Overview

This article provides information on how AppInsight for SQL works.

Environment

All SAM versions

Detail

Following is a description of how AppInsight for SQL's "SQL Job Agent Info" Monitor currently works:

 

  1. The Monitor runs the following script against the SQL Server being monitored:

 

SELECT
    j.name,
    j.job_id, 
    a.last_executed_step_date,
    h.run_status,
    h.run_duration
FROM [msdb].[dbo].[sysjobs] j
LEFT JOIN [msdb].[dbo].[sysjobactivity] a on j.job_id=a.job_id
LEFT JOIN [msdb].[dbo].[sysjobhistory] h on a.job_history_id=h.instance_id
WHERE h.step_id=0

 

  1. Each Job's "Run_Status" column value is reviewed.
  2. The retrieved values are reported back by the Monitor.

 

The possible values are:

 

0 = Failed
1 = Succeeded
2 = Retry
3 = Canceled
4 = In progress

 

 

  • If a job was never run, then it has a status of Available (Up)

  • If a last run was successful, the status is calculated based on the duration threshold

  • If the last run has a status of Failed, the status is set to Critical

  • If the last run has a status of Retry or Cancelled, the status is set to Warning

 

SAM does not poll information about the job scheduling state.

 

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