WMI Provider for Server Events Concepts

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

The WMI Provider for Server Events lets you use Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) to monitor events in an instance of SQL Server.

In This Section

Understanding the WMI Provider for Server Events
Provides an overview of the provider architecture and how SQL Server Agent can be programmed to work with it.

Working with the WMI Provider for Server Events
Explains the factors that you need to consider before programming with the provider.

Using WQL with the WMI Provider for Server Events
Explains the WMI Query Language (WQL) syntax and how to use it when you program against the provider.

Sample: Creating a SQL Server Agent Alert by Using the WMI Provider for Server Events
Provides an example of using the WMI Provider to return trace event information on which to create a SQL Server Agent alert.

Sample: Use the WMI Event Provider with the .NET Framework
Provides an example of using the WMI Provider to return event data in a C# application.

WMI Provider for Server Events Classes and Properties
Introduces the event classes and properties that make up the programming mode of the provider.