Guides for SentryOne software (SQL Sentry) license management, architecture, security, maintenance, advanced configuration and setup, PowerShell, and more.


Guides to the SentryOne software (SQL Sentry) architecture (database, monitoring service, and client), objects placed on watched targets, and integration points with other products.


Guides for all SentryOne software (SQL Sentry) security topics (e.g. rights-based, role-based, the monitoring service and client, Azure, pass-through authentication, monitoring across domains, and more).


How to plan for the growth of the SentryOne database and maintain it for performance.


Guides for advanced topics with SentryOne software (SQL Sentry) such as using system parameters, applying data compression, using extended events, removing watched objects, using mail, and more.


Add Users and Groups
The Contacts  node in the Navigator  pane contains the Users  and Groups  sub-nodes. Create and maintain Users  and Groups  for notification purposes. At least one User is required for SentryOne to send notifi...
License Management
SentryOne is generally licensed per each individually monitored target . This includes products for Windows Server, SQL Server, Analysis Services, VMware, and Azure SQL DB. Win Sentry, and V Sentry can be licensed per core; this is most often use...
Stop Watching Targets
You can use PowerShell to stop watching targets . See the PowerShell Module article for more information. Stop Watching Enable Watching and Stop Watching on the targets  within your server environment. If you choose to Stop Watch...
Telemetry on SentryOne  At SentryOne, we've worked closely with our user community and the SQL Server community to gain insight from interviews, conversations, and our experiences from working with SQL Server over the years. We want to con...
SMTP Settings
Configuring SMTP Settings in SentryOne To configure SMTP  settings in SentryOne, open the Navigator  pane ( View  > Navigator ), and then select the Global Settings node ( Configuration  > Global Settings ) to open ...
SentryOne PowerShell Module
Introduction to the PowerShell module for SentryOne along with some example scripts.
Least Privilege General Performance Monitoring
For an overview of the performance monitoring features available with the SentryOne Event Calendar, see the Scheduling Performance Monitoring topic.  It's possible to collect Performance Counter  data in SentryOne Event Calenda...
Monitoring Service Logon Account
Changing the security account using the services applet in the Windows Control Panel causes the service to fail and isn't supported. The service appears to be running, but is unable to perform any work due to an encryption error. To only u...
Monitoring Service Load Balancing
See the Installing Additional Monitoring Services section of the Installation article for step-by-step instructions on adding more monitoring services to your SentryOne enterprise. Load Balancing SentryOne allows for the installation of mult...
Upgrading SentryOne
Instructions for upgrading SentryOne.
Relocating the SentryOne Database
Instructions for moving the SentryOne Database to a different instance of SQL Server.