Glossary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A

Access Level

The level of access (full or limited) that the monitoring service has to the selected target.

Actions

Determine what happens when a SentryOne condition is met (i.e. send an email, log to database, execute PowerShell, etc.).

Advisory Conditions

Applicable to customized alerting based on performance counter metrics, query results, and duration of events.

Audit Conditions

Applicable to various activities carried out inside and outside of the SentryOne Client

C

Conditions

Describes the various states of an event object or associated performance counter (i.e. CPU > 90%).

Configuration Client

Local client installed for SentryOne Monitor to configure the monitoring environment.

E

Event Chains

Series of dependencies between events running on the same server or different servers.

Event Object

Any job, task, or other event type that can be managed using SentryOne.

Event Source

Represents a unique instance of an event provider operating over a single event store connection. Examples include SQL Server Agent Jobs and Windows Tasks.

F

Failsafe Conditions

Applicable to connection status and error situations.

Full Access

SentryOne Access Level in which the monitoring service collects Windows level metrics and provides you with full access to the features of Performance Analysis.

G

General Condition

Applicable to monitored event objects or associated performance counters.

I

Installer

Used to deploy SentryOne on a user's system.

Instance

Instance of SQL Server or SSAS, or an installation of SharePoint that exists on a Target in your environment.

J

Job Queuing

Allows a resource intensive job to delay other jobs from executing until it completes.

Jump To

Content menu option that opens another screen or tab in SentryOne to access additional information for the same time period selected on the current screen.

L

Limited Access

SentryOne Access Level in which the monitoring service doesn't collect performance counters, and access to the Windows Dashboard, Disk Activity tab, Disk Space tab, and Windows Processes tab are restricted.

M

Monitoring Service

The Windows service responsible for collecting data. Also reads configuration data from SentryOne database.

Q

QuickTrace™

A comprehensive snapshot of activity created by combining process-level data and trace events collected during a brief sample period.

R

Response Ruleset

Controls how often Actions are taken in response to met Conditions.

S

SentryOne Client

The client application. It is used to visualize SentryOne data and configure monitoring service behavior.

SentryOne Database

Used to store data collected from the monitoring service and configuration information set by the client.

SentryOne Policy

Policies within SentryOne refer to settings and pairs of conditions and actions that are applied to groups, such as object groups. These policies are not related to Group Policy in Windows or Policy-Based Management in SQL Server.

SentryOne Scalability Pack

Implements partitioned clustered columnstore indexing, In-memory OLTP, and additional optimizations to achieve maximum scalability and performance.

Service Configuration Utility

Used to configure monitoring service after installation and change service account information.

Site

A logical groupings of targets, instances, SMTP servers, and Monitoring services within your SentryOne environment.

T

Target

Device that houses your data; whether it's a physical server, cloud installation, or APS appliance.

Target Group

Allows you to create logical groups of devices for alerting, organizational, and display purposes. Target groups represent an intermediate level between the Site and Target. Conditions and settings at the target group level automatically propagate down to its associated Targets, Instances, and objects.

Targets

Devices that house your data; whether it's a physical server, cloud installation, or APS appliance.

U

Universal Client

A web-based client to view SentryOne Cloud Monitor.

W

Watch

Monitor with SentryOne

Watched

Monitored with SentryOne.

Wedgets

SentryOne visual representation containing wedges of information.