Monitoring Full-Text Search Activity on a Server Instance
Several dynamic management views and functions are useful monitoring full-text search activity on a server instance.
To view information about the full-text catalogs with in-progress population activity
To view current activity of a filter daemon host process
To view information about in-progress index populations
In SQL Server 2008, the meanings of the following columns have changed: memory_address, outstanding_batch_count, status, and worker_count.
To view memory buffers in a memory pool that are used as part of a crawl or crawl range.
To view the shared memory pools available to the full-text gatherer component for a full-text crawl or a full-text crawl range
To view information about each full-text indexing batch
The full-text gatherer works with the full-text crawl threads. It is responsible for scheduling and driving the population of full-text indexes, and also for monitoring full-text catalogs.
To view information about the specific ranges related to an in-progress population