I have recently started making videos for my YouTube channel. There are several different playlists, but the one for SQL Server is probably most relevant for many people reading this blog. Currently, I am working on a series of videos that dive pretty deeply into each of the queries in my SQL Server 2019 Diagnostic Information Queries. This post coincides with the SQL Server Diagnostic Queries – Part 7 video.
SQL Server Diagnostic Queries – Part 7
This particular video is the seventh in a series of videos that will go through each of the queries in my SQL Server 2019 Diagnostic Information Queries, explaining what each query does and how to interpret the results of each query.
In this video, I cover Query 17 – Hardware Info, Query 18 – System Manufacturer, Query 19 – BIOS Date, and Query 20, which is Processor Description. These queries let you see what is going on with your hardware, and the manufacturer and model of your server. This is where you can tell for sure whether you are running in a VM or not. You can also see your main BIOS date, and find out the exact model of your processor.
My Diagnostic queries are available for free here.
Note: There are separate versions of these queries for every major version of SQL Server starting with SQL Server 2005. The general concepts in these videos are applicable to all versions of SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and SQL Managed Instance.
Even if you are on an older version of SQL Server, these videos will be useful and interesting for you.
If you have any questions about this post, please ask me here in the comments, in the YouTube comments for the video, or on Twitter. I am pretty active on Twitter as GlennAlanBerry. Thanks for reading!