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Import-DbaXESessionTemplate

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Imports a new XESession XML Template

Description

Imports a new XESession XML Template either from the dbatools repository or a file you specify.

Syntax

Import-DbaXESessionTemplate
    [-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter[]>
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Name] <String>]
    [[-Path] <String[]>]
    [[-Template] <String[]>]
    [[-TargetFilePath] <String>]
    [[-TargetFileMetadataPath] <String>]
    [[-StartUpState] <String>]
    [-EnableException]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Import-DbaXESessionTemplate -SqlInstance sql2017 -Template "15 Second IO Error"

Creates a new XESession named "15 Second IO Error" from the dbatools repository to the SQL Server sql2017.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Import-DbaXESessionTemplate -SqlInstance sql2017 -Template "Index Page Splits" -StartUpState On

Creates a new XESession named "Index Page Splits" from the dbatools repository to the SQL Server sql2017, starts the XESession and sets the StartUpState to On so that it starts on the next server
restart.

Example: 3
PS C:\> Import-DbaXESessionTemplate -SqlInstance sql2017 -Template "Query Wait Statistics" -Name "Query Wait Stats" | Start-DbaXESession

Creates a new XESession named "Query Wait Stats" using the Query Wait Statistics template, then immediately starts it.

Example: 4
PS C:\> Get-DbaXESession -SqlInstance sql2017 -Session 'Database Health 2014' | Remove-DbaXESession
PS C:\> Import-DbaXESessionTemplate -SqlInstance sql2017 -Template 'Database Health 2014' | Start-DbaXESession

Removes a session if it exists, then recreates it using a template.

Example: 5
PS C:\> Get-DbaXESessionTemplate | Out-GridView -PassThru | Import-DbaXESessionTemplate -SqlInstance sql2017

Allows you to select a Session template then import to an instance named sql2017.

Required Parameters

-SqlInstance

The target SQL Server instance or instances. You must have sysadmin access and server version must be SQL Server version 2008 or higher.

Alias
Required True
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value

Optional Parameters

-SqlCredential

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.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Name

The Name of the session to create.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Path

The path to the xml file or files for the session(s).

Alias FullName
Required False
Pipeline true (ByPropertyName)
Default Value
-Template

Specifies the name of one of the templates from the dbatools repository. Press tab to cycle through the provided templates.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-TargetFilePath

By default, files will be created in the default xel directory. Use TargetFilePath to change all instances of filename = "file.xel" to filename = "$TargetFilePath\file.xel". Only specify the directory, not the file itself. This path is relative to the destination directory

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-TargetFileMetadataPath

By default, files will be created in the default xem directory. Use TargetFileMetadataPath to change all instances of filename = "file.xem" to filename = "$TargetFilePath\file.xem". Only specify the directory, not the file itself. This path is relative to the destination directory

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-StartUpState

Specifies the start up state of the session. The default is Off.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value Off
Accepted Values On,Off
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Import-DbaXESessionTemplate on GitHub.
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