Workload Analysis targets the Index Optimization and Query Optimization performance categories.  Workload analysis provides recommendations for these two categories which use a high amount of performance resources when running.

You can also select the Index Optimization and Query Optimization performance categories when running a regular analysis. This analysis focuses on lighter recommendations compared to the heavier ones from workload analysis.

 To run a workload analysis:

  1. Right-click the appropriate SQL Server instance from the Servers tree and select Properties.
  2. Select Analysis Configuration when SQL Diagnostic Manager displays the Monitored SQL Server Properties window. 
  3. Configure your prescriptive analysis options.

  4. Select only the Index Optimization and/or the Query Optimization performance categories.  
  5. Click Run Workload Analysis in the Analyze tab.
  6. When the analysis is complete, SQL Diagnostic Manager provides a priority-ranked list of recommendations (Finding Text column).
  7. Select a recommendation and detail information displays in the recommendation details pane.

Do not click the Scheduling Enabled check box, unless you want to schedule a regular workload analysis on your SQL Server instance.

To fine-tune your workload analysis results, you can block a particular recommendation or database. For additional information see, Fine-tune your analysis.

Additional actions


Block a particular recommendation or recommendations to fine-tune your analysis.


Export your recommendations in .xls file format.


Copy your recommendations to the clipboard so that you can view the text in a text editor.


Email your analysis results with recommendations.

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