This monitor checks the status of the SQL Agent service, and generates an alert when the service is set to start automatically and is not running.
Note that an alert is not generated when the service is disabled, and a healthy state will be shown.
A service can stop for many reasons, including the following:
The service was stopped by an administrator.
The service was prevented from starting, because the user account could not be authenticated.
The service encountered an exception that stopped the service.
The service was improperly configured, which prevented it from starting.
Another service (e.g. SQL Server) that this service is dependent on was stopped
You can attempt to restart the Windows service for the SQL agent by using the following link:
Start SQL Agent service