Cumulative Update 2 to the RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server Released

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Version 9.04.004 of the RML Utilities for Microsoft SQL Server has been released. This release of the RML Utilities provides support for:

  • SQL Server 2005
  • SQL Server 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 R2
  • SQL Server 2012
  • SQL Server 2014 CTP2

on

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 R2

To download the current web release of the RML Utilities for SQL Server visit the following Microsoft Web site:

RML Utilities for SQL Server (x86) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/6/a/46a3217e-f523-4cc6-96e9-df73dd0fdd04/RMLSetup_X86.msi 

RML Utilities for SQL Server (x64) - http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/a/4/0a41538e-2d57-40ff-ae85-ec4459f7cdaa/RMLSetup_AMD64.msi 

This package includes:

• SQL Azure – Connectivity and ReadTrace/Reporter database storage support
• SQL Server 2012/2014 Client and Server Versions supported
• SQL 2005 thru SQL 2012/2014 Engine TRC support
• Limited SQL Server 2012/2014 XEL ReadTrace support, including limited XEL to TRC conversion
• Improved compressed file handling (types and performance – See Expander documentation for complete details)
• Includes ReadTrace and Reporter support for MARS connections (OStress and Replay do not support MARS connections)
• Reduced memory footprint across all utilities
• .NET 4.0 Framework
• Performance enhancements (> 64 CPU support, processor group awareness, NUMA awareness)
• Parallel worker pools used internally to boost performance and reduce system impact
• Rollup of RML hotfixes
• Logging enhancements and additions

Note: Acompatible release of SQLNexus is scheduled for release in the near future.

Bob Dorr - Principal SQL Server Escalation Engineer