When the SharePoint Web Analytics Service Application takes longer than five hours to process the Health Monitor will report the “Web Analytics: Monitors the health of the Report Consolidator component” for review.

It offers the following explanation:

The running time for the Report Consolidator component should always be less than 12 hours.

With the following suggested remedy:

Consider adding more reporting databases for the service application to balance the load.  
For more information about thise rule, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=142704.

The provided link instructs on how to reduce the amount of records processed, not how to add additional databases to balance out the load.

To add additional databases:

  1. Open the SharePoint Management Shell (PowerShell) on the SharePoint server (run as administrator).

  2. Use the Get-SPWebAnalyticsServiceApplication cmdlet to identify the current database server and name (use the name of your service application):

  3. Use the Set-SPWebAnalyticsServiceApplication cmdlet to set the staging databases to include a new one. Be sure to include the existing one and the new one specified will be created when running the cmdlet.

The additional database has been added and the “Reanalyze Now” button on the Health Monitor item can be used to remove the message from the Health Monitor.


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