First Responder Kit


My free First Responder Kit is packed with scripts, worksheets, and checklists like:

  • sp_Blitz, sp_BlitzIndex, sp_BlitzCache – free health check scripts
  • SQL Server Setup Checklist – with the common questions I get about configs
  • High Availability and Disaster Recovery Planning Worksheet – communicating your RPO and RTO clearly
  • The Data Professional Annual Salary Survey responses

It’s totally free because I’ve been there too. I know how hard it is to keep SQL Server fast and reliable, and I want to make your job easier. Later, if you need consulting or training for tough pains that have you stumped, I hope you’ll stop by.

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Instructions

Also known as the fine manual that you probably won’t read at first. You’ll regret that later. It’s okay. I’m the same way.

Health Check: sp_Blitz

Is my SQL Server healthy, or sick?

Speed Check: sp_BlitzFirst

Why is my SQL Server slow right now?

Index Check: sp_BlitzIndex

Are my indexes designed for speed?

Query Check: sp_BlitzCache

Which queries have been using the most resources?

Who’s Doing What: sp_BlitzWho

Who’s running what queries right now?

Query Trending: sp_BlitzQueryStore

How has my query plan changed over time?

Recent First Responder Kit Changes

Brent Ozar's Consultant Toolkit

Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for July 2020

This month, 15 community folks contributed code – I think that’s an all-time high for a single month’s release! Good work, y’all. Thanks for payin’ it forward. The bad news is that they’re almost all bug fixes, hahaha. I do love that, though – given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow. If you’re working directly…
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Brent Ozar's Consultant Toolkit

Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for June 2020

If you’re saving the contents of sp_BlitzFirst, sp_BlitzCache, and sp_BlitzWho to tables every 15 minutes, you should definitely install this month’s updates. There are several key improvements for you in here to help make it easier to troubleshoot plan cache rollover due to unparameterized queries, plus way easier to gather query plans that are having…
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[Video] Watch Brent Write T-SQL

This morning I worked on a new check for sp_BlitzFirst to find statistics that were updated in the last 15 minutes, possibly causing plan caching issues and parameter sniffing. I streamed it live, and you can watch. In part 1, the first hour, I write the proof-of-concept query: In part 2, the second hour, I…
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[Video] Watch Brent Work on sp_Blitz

During the quarantines, I’m looking for new ways to help you level up for free. I decided to start live-streaming whenever I’m working on things I can share with you publicly. I wanted to add a new check to sp_Blitz, so I figured I’d do it live on camera while you watch, and talk you…
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Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for March 2020

In the immortal words of “Orange” Julius Caesar as written by Shake’s peer, “Beware the bugs of March.” It took us 2,064 years, but we’ve finally fixed those bugs, plus added a couple of new features. To get the new version: Download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip Azure Data Studio users with the First Responder Kit extension:…
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How to Track Performance of Queries That Use RECOMPILE Hints

Say we have a stored procedure that has two queries in it – the second query uses a recompile hint, and you might recognize it from my parameter sniffing session: Transact-SQL CREATE OR ALTER PROC dbo.usp_SearchUsers @Reputation INT AS BEGIN /* Query 1, always the same: */ SELECT COUNT(*) FROM dbo.Users; /* Query 2, recompiles…
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How I Use the First Responder Kit

Updated First Responder Kit and Consultant Toolkit for February 2020

We spent Valentine’s Day removing the bugs from your chocolates. You’re welcome. To get the new version: Download the updated FirstResponderKit.zip Azure Data Studio users with the First Responder Kit extension: ctrl/command+shift+p, First Responder Kit: Import. Download the updated Consultant Toolkit in your account EU customers: check your email for the updated version from Gumroad,…
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How I Use the First Responder Kit

Wanna Learn How I Use the First Responder Kit?

My newest class, How I Use the First Responder Kit, has been going great – but there’s a catch. I designed this class as a mix of training and consulting, so I’m giving you advice on your server as we go. Because of that, I can only fit so many people (around 50) per class.…
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