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Capture Microsoft SQL Server Waits Stats
by BF (Senior MSSQL Operations - Enterprise, Cloud, Strategy)
2017-06-05









Capture Microsoft SQL Server Waits Statistics:

Create Permanent Table for Logging:

CREATE TABLE [dbo].[LOG_WAIT_STATS](
[LogID] [int] IDENTITY(1,1) NOT NULL,
[BatchID] [int] NULL,
[WaitType] [nvarchar](60) NULL,
[Wait_S] [decimal](16, 2) NULL,
[Resource_S] [decimal](16, 2) NULL,
[Signal_S] [decimal](16, 2) NULL,
[WaitCount] [bigint] NULL,
[Percentage] [decimal](5, 2) NULL,
[AvgWait_S] [decimal](16, 4) NULL,
[AvgRes_S] [decimal](16, 4) NULL,
[AvgSig_S] [decimal](16, 4) NULL,
[PeriodEnding] [datetime] NOT NULL,
[Comment] [nvarchar](max) NULL
) ON [PRIMARY] TEXTIMAGE_ON [PRIMARY]
GO

T-SQL for capturing Wait Statistics:

- Place this inside a stored procedure and call from a SQL Job
- Optionally reset the Wait Statistics at the end if doing Performance Testing. Comment it out if want to see the Wait Statistics over time.


Whenever a thread needs a resource that it can’t immediately acquire, it becomes suspended and waits on the Waiter List to be told (signaled) that its resource is available. The time spent on the Waiter List is the resource wait time and the time spent on the Runnable Queue is the signal wait time.

DECLARE @PeriodEnding DATETIME = getdate();
DECLARE @BatchId INT = 0
SELECT @BatchId = isnull(max(BatchID),0)+1 FROM [OPS].[dbo].[LOG_WAIT_STATS];

WITH [Waits] AS
(SELECT
[wait_type],
[wait_time_ms] / 1000.0 AS [WaitSec],
([wait_time_ms] - [signal_wait_time_ms]) / 1000.0 AS [ResourceSec], --wait time for resource (locks, latches, network, disk I/O waits).
[signal_wait_time_ms] / 1000.0 AS [SignalSec], --wait time the waiting thread was signaled and when it started running.
[waiting_tasks_count] AS [WaitCount],
100.0 * [wait_time_ms] / SUM ([wait_time_ms]) OVER() AS [Percentage],
ROW_NUMBER() OVER(ORDER BY [wait_time_ms] DESC) AS [RowNum]
FROM sys.dm_os_wait_stats
WHERE [wait_type] NOT IN (
N'BROKER_EVENTHANDLER', N'BROKER_RECEIVE_WAITFOR',
N'BROKER_TASK_STOP', N'BROKER_TO_FLUSH',
N'BROKER_TRANSMITTER', N'CHECKPOINT_QUEUE',
N'CHKPT', N'CLR_AUTO_EVENT',
N'CLR_MANUAL_EVENT', N'CLR_SEMAPHORE',
N'DBMIRROR_DBM_EVENT', N'DBMIRROR_EVENTS_QUEUE',
N'DBMIRROR_WORKER_QUEUE', N'DBMIRRORING_CMD',
N'DIRTY_PAGE_POLL', N'DISPATCHER_QUEUE_SEMAPHORE',
N'EXECSYNC', N'FSAGENT',
N'FT_IFTS_SCHEDULER_IDLE_WAIT', N'FT_IFTSHC_MUTEX',
N'HADR_CLUSAPI_CALL', N'HADR_FILESTREAM_IOMGR_IOCOMPLETION',
N'HADR_LOGCAPTURE_WAIT', N'HADR_NOTIFICATION_DEQUEUE',
N'HADR_TIMER_TASK', N'HADR_WORK_QUEUE',
N'KSOURCE_WAKEUP', N'LAZYWRITER_SLEEP',
N'LOGMGR_QUEUE', N'MEMORY_ALLOCATION_EXT',
N'ONDEMAND_TASK_QUEUE',
N'PREEMPTIVE_XE_GETTARGETSTATE',
N'PWAIT_ALL_COMPONENTS_INITIALIZED',
N'PWAIT_DIRECTLOGCONSUMER_GETNEXT',
N'QDS_PERSIST_TASK_MAIN_LOOP_SLEEP', N'QDS_ASYNC_QUEUE',
N'QDS_CLEANUP_STALE_QUERIES_TASK_MAIN_LOOP_SLEEP',
N'QDS_SHUTDOWN_QUEUE', N'REDO_THREAD_PENDING_WORK',
N'REQUEST_FOR_DEADLOCK_SEARCH', N'RESOURCE_QUEUE',
N'SERVER_IDLE_CHECK', N'SLEEP_BPOOL_FLUSH',
N'SLEEP_DBSTARTUP', N'SLEEP_DCOMSTARTUP',
N'SLEEP_MASTERDBREADY', N'SLEEP_MASTERMDREADY',
N'SLEEP_MASTERUPGRADED', N'SLEEP_MSDBSTARTUP',
N'SLEEP_SYSTEMTASK', N'SLEEP_TASK',
N'SLEEP_TEMPDBSTARTUP', N'SNI_HTTP_ACCEPT',
N'SP_SERVER_DIAGNOSTICS_SLEEP', N'SQLTRACE_BUFFER_FLUSH',
N'SQLTRACE_INCREMENTAL_FLUSH_SLEEP',
N'SQLTRACE_WAIT_ENTRIES', N'WAIT_FOR_RESULTS',
N'WAITFOR', N'WAITFOR_TASKSHUTDOWN',
N'WAIT_XTP_RECOVERY',
N'WAIT_XTP_HOST_WAIT', N'WAIT_XTP_OFFLINE_CKPT_NEW_LOG',
N'WAIT_XTP_CKPT_CLOSE', N'XE_DISPATCHER_JOIN',
N'XE_DISPATCHER_WAIT', N'XE_TIMER_EVENT')
AND [waiting_tasks_count] > 0
)
INSERT INTO [OPS].[dbo].[LOG_WAIT_STATS]
SELECT
@BatchId AS batchID,
MAX ([W1].[wait_type]) AS [WaitType],
CAST (MAX ([W1].[WaitSec]) AS DECIMAL (16,2)) AS [Wait_Sec],
CAST (MAX ([W1].[ResourceSec]) AS DECIMAL (16,2)) AS [Resource_Sec],
CAST (MAX ([W1].[SignalSec]) AS DECIMAL (16,2)) AS [Signal_Sec],
MAX ([W1].[WaitCount]) AS [WaitCount],
CAST (MAX ([W1].[Percentage]) AS DECIMAL (5,2)) AS [Percentage],
CAST ((MAX ([W1].[WaitSec]) / MAX ([W1].[WaitCount])) AS DECIMAL (16,4)) AS [AvgWait_Sec],
CAST ((MAX ([W1].[ResourceSec]) / MAX ([W1].[WaitCount])) AS DECIMAL (16,4)) AS [AvgRes_Sec],
CAST ((MAX ([W1].[SignalSec]) / MAX ([W1].[WaitCount])) AS DECIMAL (16,4)) AS [AvgSig_Sec],
@PeriodEnding AS 'PeriodEnding' ,
NULL
FROM [Waits] AS [W1]
INNER JOIN [Waits] AS [W2] ON [W2].[RowNum] <= [W1].[RowNum]
GROUP BY [W1].[RowNum]
HAVING SUM ([W2].[Percentage]) - MAX( [W1].[Percentage] ) < 95; -- only show ones until the Percentage Sum < 95%


DBCC SQLPERF (N'sys.dm_os_wait_stats', CLEAR);
GO



Get Currently Executing Queries With a Wait Type:

SELECT
req.session_id
,blocking_session_id
,req.status
,req.wait_type
,req.wait_resource
,req.scheduler_id
,req.logical_reads
,req.total_elapsed_time as 'total_elapsed_time_ms' --Total time elapsed in milliseconds since the request arrived.
,req.cpu_time
,req.command
,sqltext.text
,ses.host_name
,DB_NAME(req.database_id) AS DB_NAME
,ses.login_name
,req.command
,req.start_time
,req.query_hash
,req.query_plan_hash
FROM sys.dm_exec_requests req
CROSS APPLY sys.dm_exec_sql_text(sql_handle) AS sqltext
JOIN sys.dm_exec_sessions ses
ON ses.session_id = req.session_id
WHERE req.wait_type IS NOT NULL