Using SentryOne Monitor

Overview & Navigation

SentryOne Monitor is accessed through a browser at

Default Home View

When you first log into SentryOne Monitor, the home view displays the overall health of the monitored environment. 

SentryOne Monitor Default Home View

1. Navigation barOptions for products, date selector, providing feedback, accessing documentation, and user profile information. Full details are provided under the Navigation Bar section below.
2. SidebarThe sidebar has areas for feature navigation (Health, Top SQL, Alerts, and Dashboards) and the monitored targets. Full details are provided under the Sidebar section below.
3. Health ScoreHealth Score shows a summary of overall health scores for the monitored environment.

  • Alerts by Severity breaks them into Critical, High, Medium, or Low (with a count for the number of alerts in each severity category).
  • Alerts by Tag breaks them into categories such as Network, CPU, Memory, Disk, or Other (with a count for the number of alerts in each tag).
4. AlertsA table of the top 10 most recent alerts that have been triggered across the monitored environment.

Navigation Bar

This is the default view for the navigation bar:

SentryOne Monitor Navigation Bar

1. Sidebar toggleThe bars (or hamburger) button toggles the visibility of the left sidebar (the feature navigation and targets information)
2. SentryOne logoSelecting the SentryOne logo returns you to the home view.
3. Product drop-downThe SentryOne product drop-down allows you to switch between Monitor, Test, and Document. Each product has their own licensing requirements.
4. Date SelectorThis is disabled on the default home view. On other views, such as Dashboards, it allows you to select a time frame for which to display data on the view:
SentryOne Monitor Navigation Bar Date Selector
Note:  Use to pause live data, to jump to current data, and to view live data where applicable.
5. FeedbackSelect the feedback button to submit ideas about any issues, features you'd like to see, or suggested changes.
6. DocumentationSelect the documentation button to open the Monitor documentation in SentryOne Docs.
7. ProfileSelect the user profile button to change your password or log out of Monitor.


The sidebar has four main areas:

SentryOne Monitor Sidebar
1. Feature navigation
  • Health displays information about events and their severity or tag for a variety of views, such as all server, targets, or groups.
  • Top SQL provides a unified view of collected SQL statements for the monitored environment.
  • Alerts displays a log of alerts that have been triggered in your environment as well as some configuration options for email.
  • Dashboards contains the performance charts for the monitored target or instance, and allows you to create customized dashboards.
2. Target filter (by name)Start typing a target name in the filter to get to a filtered list of targets or a specific target.
3. Target filter (by type)Choose All SQL Servers or All Windows Servers to get a health overview of those target types.
4. TargetsTargets provides a list of all targets in your monitored environment.