BI performance counter: Total Requests

Applies to



This performance counter measures the total number of requests to connect to the Analysis Services instance.

You can go through the MSMDSRV.Log file to have a look at details of connection requests. The value of this counter is reset whenever the service is restarted.

Resolved by

DBAs, Server administrators, BI developers

Suggested solutions

  1. Inspect the Windows Event log using the Event Viewer
  2. Verify SQL Server Analysis Services TCP/IP for remote connectivity
  3. Ensure that firewall is not blocking connections from client to server
  4. Check if the SQL Browser service is started

Additional research

How to Recycle the SQL Server Analysis Services msmdsrv.log file/
Performance Counters (SSAS)
Resolving Common Connectivity Issues in SQL Server 2005 Analysis Services Connectivity Scenarios

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