The Databases - SQL I/O Errors alarm is raised when I/O errors are encountered by SQL Server.
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When the alarm is raised

  • View the Error Log drilldown and look for messages indicating I/O problems. For more information, see SQL Server | Error Log drilldown.
  • View the Windows Event Logs and look for messages relating to I/O problems. For more information, see Windows Server | Events Logs drilldown.

The majority of I/O errors reported by SQL Server are caused by hardware failures, such as disk or controller failures.