Author Patrick Flynn (@sqllensman)
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS


Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Get-DbaSpinLockStatistic on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Get-DbaSpinLockStatistic.


Displays information from sys.dm_os_spinlock_stats. Works on SQL Server 2008 and above.


This command is based off of Paul Randal's post "Advanced SQL Server performance tuning"

Returns: SpinLockName Collisions Spins SpinsPerCollision SleepTime Backoffs



    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]




Example: 1
PS C:\> Get-DbaSpinLockStatistic -SqlInstance sql2008, sqlserver2012

Get SpinLock Statistics for servers sql2008 and sqlserver2012.

Example: 2
PS C:\> $output = Get-DbaSpinLockStatistic -SqlInstance sql2008 | Select-Object * | ConvertTo-DbaDataTable

Collects all SpinLock Statistics on server sql2008 into a Data Table.

Example: 3
PS C:\> 'sql2008','sqlserver2012' | Get-DbaSpinLockStatistic

Get SpinLock Statistics for servers sql2008 and sqlserver2012 via pipline

Example: 4
PS C:\> $cred = Get-Credential sqladmin
PS C:\> Get-DbaSpinLockStatistic -SqlInstance sql2008 -SqlCredential $cred

Connects using sqladmin credential and returns SpinLock Statistics from sql2008

Required Parameters


The SQL Server instance. Server version must be SQL Server version 2008 or higher.

Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters


Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

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Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False