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The charts are based on 2.1 TB of data collected from 4207 instances uploaded by 323 Spotlight users over an 8 week period.


Category: Other
SQL Server versions: 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017


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Occurs when there is a planned shutdown of Service Broker. This should occur very briefly, if at all. Information from Microsoft®


This wait type is charged only during instance shutdown, when Service Broker waits a few seconds for its primary event handler and all connection endpoints to shutdown.

Waiting_tasks_count and wait_time_ms for this wait type should be both 0 unless instance shutdown has already started. Source: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/sql_service_broker/archive/2008/12/01/service-broker-wait-types.aspx

Very rare

This wait never occurs for most instances

For each of 4207 instances, we ranked BROKER_SHUTDOWN on how frequent it is compared to all other recent waits. The chart shows the total of all rankings.

Prevalence of BROKER_SHUTDOWN across the Spotlight Population

For 19 % of hours with this wait, average wait time is around 360 ms

For each instance, we found all the recent hours when it had a BROKER_SHUTDOWN wait. We found the average latency for each of those hours.

20 instances contributed data to this chart

Latency Distribution of BROKER_SHUTDOWN across the Spotlight Population