May 20, 2016 2:30:00 AM by Gita Sharifi
Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.6 is here! So what’s new?
Spotlight introduces Federation architecture
A Spotlight Client can now monitor connections from multiple Spotlight Diagnostic Servers in a federation.
Spotlight Clients in the federation share the same custom views, templates, alarm actions and list of planned outages. For more details about this new feature and step-by-step configuration refer to the Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise Federation Guide .
When applying the configuration of a template or connection to one or more connections, you can now preview all settings that are different to the Factory Settings in addition to just the settings where the customized settings have changed. This provides better visibility of what changes will be made to alarm configurations before applying them.
A new Spotlight Diagnostic Server home page shows status information for the Spotlight Diagnostic Server(s) connected to the Spotlight Client.
Spotlight now maintains an audit log of user actions. The log is a historical record of who changed what configuration and when. It’s in user-friendly CSV format and located in Diagnostic Server installation folder: ...\Agent\log\UserActionLog.csv
There have also been several enhancements made in these areas of Spotlight:
Written by Gita Sharifi