dbWatch 12 dbWatch Control Center Definition Changes
Tasks and Alerts Jobs Tasks provide statistics and growth rates for your database, which allows for better planning and performance analysis of how your system is behaving. Alerts provide alarms and warning that enables you to react to problems as quickly as possible. Basically tasks and alerts are just renamed to Jobs. Which still serves the same purpose.
DBWQL (dbWatch Query Language) FDL (Farm Data Language) FDL is a new and improved query language based on XPath language – you can now query across your database farm even if its across different database platforms. You can perform aggregation and determine the resource usage across your database farm. FDL is now part of the Farm Management Module.
Farm Management Farm management module a new feature wherein users can easily monitor the health of the whole database farm. Displays the summary of their performance, capacity and resource usage. New feature
Memory Reduction AMR An upgraded feature that will be included within the farm management module. This helps DBAs automate the memory utilization allocation of their database farm. Automatic Memory Reduction for SQLServer
AutoDiscover Database Discovery Database Discovery is now a part of the Farm management module which helps discover all database instances within a network range.
Standard Installation Basic Installation No packages or procedures are installed within the monitored instances.
Advanced Installation Standard Installation Packages and procedures installed within the monitored instances. Recommended way of monitoring the database instances.
dbWatch Server dbWatch Server The nerve center of the dbWatch infrastructure. Connects and manages all dbWatch engines installed within the monitored instances.
dbWatch Client dbWatch Client Provide the graphical user interface for the dbWatch user, with a highly intuitive and easy to use structure.
dbWatch Engines dbWatch Engines dbWatch uses an intelligent database schema inside the database, called dbWatch Engines, for monitoring each database instance. The dbWatch Engine employs two types of monitoring procedures – dbWatch Alerts for real-time alarms and warnings, and dbWatch Tasks for trend analysis and reporting.
dbWatch Extensions dbWatch Extensions Extensions are made for easy and seamless integration with your third party systems management tools and processes.

The graph:

Name Definition
Node A piece of data
Link data connecting nodes together
The graph The dbWatch model consists of nodes connected by links
Layer A piece of the graph that can be turned visible or not
Entity Addressable nodes in the graph.
Metadata Data describing Entities in the graph. Metadata can be entities.
Named service A node in dbWatch representing a service. Is usually connected to several connectors and other named services
Instance A named service describing a database instance
Driver The piece of software used by dbWatch to connect to something
Connector A node representing a configured driver
Connected service The service that a connector is communicating with


Name Definition properties
Event Something that has happened or is happening. source, start, end
Sub event An event can contain other events. These are called sub events.
Event stream The sequence of events.
Issue A problematic event. severity, affected nodes
Severity Used to describe how problematic a given issue is.
Status A value describing the health of a node in the graph. Some statuses are aggregates of statuses of sub-nodes


Name Definition
Job A unit of work dbWatch can perform
Trigger A filter of the event stream that starts the execution of a job
Schedule A timed trigger
Compatibility An FDL expression describing where the job can be run
Installable A job that can be installed and configured in the graph
Status —Discuss—
Anchor The root node of the job execution.
Framework A piece of code installed on the connected service to enable the execution of jobs
Framework job A job relying on installed framework


Name Definition
Node / Processor / Engine / member??? A process managed by the domain.
Domain A shared configuration used by multiple nodes. A Domain is responsible for identity management and configuration management across its members.
Domain name The name of a domain. example ‘dbwatch.com’


Name Definition
Resource A single file containing content for dbWatch
Feature A set of resources used for publication. A feature is published under a domain and signed by a member of said domain.
Archive An archive containing a set of features. An archive has name and version

User / roles / access

Name Definition
User A human using dbWatch
Role Granting a role to a user results in privileges.

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