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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: Idle
SQL Server versions: 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017

This is an idle wait and so it can be safely ignored.


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Occurs during synchronization of SQL Server instance idle status when a resource monitor is attempting to declare a SQL Server instance as idle or trying to wake up. Information from Microsoft®


This wait has never occurred recently

SERVER_IDLE_CHECK has not occurred recently on 4207 instances checked.

Prevalence of SERVER_IDLE_CHECK across the Spotlight Population