Check version and connection status

The MS SQL analyzer is available to check vesion and connection status of a Microsoft SQL Server database. It relies on the data collected by the MS SQL collector.

The analyzer's outcome when clause may be used to evaluate the database connection status or a version range to compare against the running version, and supports standard comparison operators.


checkName: Optional name.

collectorName: (Recommended) Must match the collectorName specified by the mssql collector.


The when value in an outcome of this analyzer contains the connection or version information.

The conditional in the when value supports the following:

connected: A boolean representing whether the database is connected. Can be compared to a boolean value with the == operator.

version: A string representing the version of the database. Can be compared to a an assembly version string using <, <=, >, >=, ==, !=, with the letter 'x' as a version wildcard (10.x). The 'x' is parsed as '0'.

Example Analyzer Definition

apiVersion: troubleshoot.sh/v1beta2
kind: Preflight
  name: sample
    - mssql:
        collectorName: mssql
        uri: sqlserver://username:password@hostname:1433/defaultdb
    - mssql:
        checkName: Must be SQLServer 15.x or later
        collectorName: mssql
          - fail:
              when: "connected == false"
              message: Cannot connect to SQLServer
          - fail:
              when: "version < 15.x"
              message: The SQLServer must be at least version 15
          - pass:
              message: The SQLServer connection checks out
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