Advanced NAV/SQL Performance Optimization

Fixing Trouble with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft SQL Server

This two day course will be a deep dive into the areas of performance troubleshooting a NAV/SQL system – platform/infrastructure, query strategy/programming and blocking/deadlocking.
It will be explained where problems can originate from, how to detect & analyze them and finally how to potentially resolve them.
Doing so, plenty of useful tools will also be demonstrated and provided, to enable the attendees to start the optimization of their NAV/SQL systems themselves.

Target Audience

  • Experienced NAV/SQL Administrators
  • Experiences NAV Developers

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge about computer hardware and Windows OS.
  • Basic knowledge and experience in SQL Server and Dynamics NAV installation & configuration.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in NAV programming.

Course Outline

Day 1 – session 1:

Windows Performance Monitoring:

  • Windows Performance Monitor
  • PAL

Fundamental Setup:

  • SQL Server Environment
  • Configuration of SQL Server and Database
  • SQL Server Wait Statistics
  • NAV Client/Service Tier Environment
  • Configuration of NST

Day 1 – Session 2:

Query Strategy:

  • Indexes with NAV & SQL
  • Expensive Queries & SQL Profiling
  • Query Execution Plans & Missing Index Proposals

C/AL Programming:

  • FIND commands
  • NAV 2013+: “SQL Trace” & “NAV Application Profiler”
  • VSIFT

Day 2 – Session 3:

Locking Mechanisms:

  • Lock Modes
  • Lock Granularity
  • Transaction Isolation Levels

Block Detection:

  • Detecting Blocks
  • Detecting Deadlocks
  • Prevention & Resolution

Day 2 – Session 4:

Miscellaneous:

  • Database Maintenance
  • Backup Strategy & High Availability
  • Security & Auditing
  • Data Compression

Trainer

Jörg A. Stryk

SCHEDULE – NL

March 10 & 11, 2015 – Registration

November 21 & 22, 2016 – Registration

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