Install and Configure SQLNexus

-> Install “Microsoft System CLR types for SQL server 2012” from Once you open the link, Click on “Install Instructions”. Search for “SQLSysClrTypes.msi” and Install the file  as per your platform.


-> SQLNexus can be downloaded from

-> Save and extract the file. In my case the file is “”.

-> Navigate to the extracted location and double click “sqlnexus.exe”.


1) Enter the SQL server instance name where you need to load the PSSDIAG output data and click connect. Usually SQL Nexus should be installed on a test server or on your desktop. It should never be installed on production server and used for loading the data.

2) Create a new database from SQL server management studio and select it in the “Current DB” combo box or select “<New Database>” from “Current DB” combo box and enter proper database name where the PSSDIAG output should be loaded.

3) Click on “Import” which is marked as 3 in the above screenshot and provide the PSSDIAG output folder location. For  example, f:\temp\pssdiag\output. Wait for the import to complete. Once the import completes you can follow the below,


Analyzing the data from SQL Nexus

1) Once the import completes. Click on “SQL Perf Main” and you will see all the available report on the Right side.

2) Click on the required reports and analyze further. You an also look at the PSSDIAG  database directly from the SQL server management studio.

Thank You,
Vivek Janakiraman

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