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  1. To show top server Process memory usage

    Under the "Processes", it would that we can sort the top memory usage as well. There are times we got alert that the server memory usage is high and we need to know what other OS processes is utilizing the server memory other than SQL.

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  2. Have more retention periods for the data retention settings.

    Right now on the data retention settings screen, there is only a drop down with a static list of ranges to keep data. It would be useful if these could be more granular, like being able to set both the number and interval (month,day,year). At a minimum, it would be nice if there were options between 1 year and indefinitely.

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  3. Geeting listener name in AG info

    Would it be possible to get the SQL Server AlwaysOn AG listener name in the SQL Monitor dashboard?

    3 votes
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  4. Update the password of the account with powershell module

    I do not want to use the base monitoring account, to monitor the different databases. So I need to use a separate account for that. In order to regularly be able to rotate the password of this account, I would need the PowerShell module be updated with a function to update the password.

    3 votes
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  5. Add alias with powershell module

    We install our sql server automatically via powershell, so we also add them there to the monitoring. We would like to safe us work, by giving the server a custom alias while adding to the monitoring as it can be done through the website.

    6 votes
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  6. For the "Job failing" alert, add the ability to exclude job categories

    The "Job failing" alert currently has the ability to exclude jobs based on job name and owner. It would be very useful to also have the ability to exclude jobs based on the Agent Job Category.

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  7. Data Export

    Export the top querys list with detail as excel file or can be mail to another person.

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  8. Increase SQL Monitor email Alerts to larger than 400 KB

    We have some alerts for important servers that require you to login to SQL Monitor to see the full details because they exceed 400 KB. The alert currently reads:

    "Details
    Details omitted because they exceeded 400KB. Please log into SQL Monitor to view them.
    View full alert details
    Configure alert"

    Please increase this value so that we can see the full alert details within an email instead of having to login to SQL Monitor to see them.

    Thank-you!

    3 votes
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  9. Fragmented Indexes

    Would like to add row count and fill factor to the alert as depending on how many rows there are depends on whether a reaction is needed

    Fragmented indexes:
    Index Table name Fragmentation(%) No. of pages

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  10. save monitoring data of a specific day

    When having performance related issues on environments we'd like to be able to "save" the data of a specific day or days in order to do a proper root cause analysis, even over a longer period of time.
    Due to aggregation of data we're now seeing issues arise that after a certain period we're no longer able to access detailed monitoring data of that day through SQL Monitor. Being able to access this data in SQL Monitor helps us correlate this data against other monitoring systems even after aggregation.
    Our suggestion would be to add a save button for a…

    3 votes
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  11. Provide AAD authentication mode to connect to Azure SQL server apart from username and password authentication.

    Provide AAD authentication mode to connect to Azure SQL server apart from username and password authentication.

    Because if Azure SQL is set to AAD authentication only for security reasons in any organization, username and password to add new Azure SQL server/DB under SQL Monitoring doesn't help.

    16 votes
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  12. See job history beyond one month

    Currently the Estate Job page only offers a view of a day, week or month, but sometimes we need to see trends beyond one month.
    Is it possible to add a variable window? Or a fixed one of a year?

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  13. Webhook notification for Cleared events

    We use Webhook notication to push the alerts to our central ITSM tool. The status "Raised" creates an entry, the status "Ended" deletes the entry in the third-party tool.

    We would also like to be able to use the status "Cleared" to delete entries. For this, a webhook notification would also have to be triggered when the status changes to "Cleared", which is not yet the case.

    2 votes
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  14. Webhook notification for HIGH only or High/Medium only

    Just like you can do with email notifications, would like the ability to send WebHook notifications for only HIGH, or ONLY HIGH and MEDIUM alerts.

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  15. custom RPO time

    Custom RPO time. Have the ability to adjust the RPO to its values, for example 5 or 10 min. Not only 15minutes.

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  16. Alerts and Notifications Export

    Would love to be able to export all notifications with details into Excel or CSV. Very beneficial to create dashboards, metrics and KPI for all notifications.

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  17. Create a threshold for how many times a job can fail before raising an alert.

    We have jobs that fire every minute, or every 5 minutes - similar to heartbeat jobs. If the job fails once or twice, we don't care. If it fails 10 times in a row we do care.

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  18. Disk space alert

    The disk space alert can be configured on Server-Level as a host machine alert, but the alert is fired for every Instance on that host.

    As example, we have 5 instances on a sever, each instance has it's own drive, e.g.
    instance1 on drive d:
    instance2 on drive e:
    instance3 on drive f:
    etc.

    If one instance, e.g. instance2 on drive e: is filling up it disk, the alert is fired for all instances. We would like to see an alert only for the instance that is affected and not 5 alerts.

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  19. Add Text Boxes/Areas to Reports

    I have reports that I circulate from SQL Monitor. I have to edit these before I issue them to add additional information. E.g. Under the "Lock Waits/Sec" chart I have a description of what a "Lock Wait" is, what impact it has, what's an acceptable value, etc. I tried supplying a supplementary sheet with this info but the management team prefer it under each chart / metric.

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  20. Reduce the suggestions on how to fix queries when viewing Top 10 Queries

    SQL Monitor pops up the text "x issues with this query". Addressing them could improve performance. It then lists some things that might have an impact (e.g. select * instead of listing just the columns that are required) but also lists other things that won't change performance (e.g. not specifying a schema name).

    Can this list be reduced to just what is potentially performance related? Maybe have a 2nd field for best practices if that's considered improtant.

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