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  1. Offer SQL Monitor as a Saas model

    Would be great to offer sql monitor on a Saas model. $50 per server per month for example.
    Purchasing software upfront is expensive for small/medium companies. This also offers more flexibility to add and remove licenses in line with how companies add and remove new servers.

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    • Allow custom metrics to only run on primary node of an AG

      Allow configuration of a custom metric to only run on the primary node of an availability group.

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      • be able to customize email and Slack notifications

        Option to customize email and Slack notifications

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        • SQL instances which are part of Availability Group does show if it primary or secondary in Global Dashboard

          When SQL instances which are in Availability Groups are being monitored, the global dashboard lists both the primary & secondary node.
          However though it does have 'AG' badge but it does not say which is primary or secondary.
          While looking at the SQL monitor it will key that we know upfront which is the primary instance and also when alerting it should say primary or secondary in the subject line.

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          • It would be nice, if you provide option to create alert notifiaction with custom alert body...

            It would be nice, if you could provide option to create alert notification with custom alert body...

            This way we can create task automatically based on the alert notificatiopn

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            • Use base monitor service user account to authenticate with vcenter

              When monitoring a vcenter deployment, it would be nice if the base monitor service could just delegate the credentials it is running as rather than entering them in the username and password boxes inside sql monitor.

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              • Re-fire alert notification if alert stays active

                My initial problem was that an alert that was still active was marked as cleared, but I wanted the alert to 're-appear' as essentially it hadn't been fixed.

                This then led me to thinking about any alerts that can move from Active to Ended. It would be useful to configure these is such a way that if they stay Active for a given period, then they re-fire. I understand that is what the multiple thresholds can be used for (especially if the thresholds define time periods) but in this case I may already be at High, there is no further…

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                • Exclude specific alerts from SQL SERVER ERROR LOG ENTRY alerts

                  We have certain tools (mainly infosec related) that generate a lot of entries in the SQL server error log as part of their normal operation creating a lot of alerts. The only way to identify these and thereby determine that they are 'expected' is to go into each alert individually and mark it as read. The ability to ignore certain errors based on error number, severity or message would add a lot of value to this feature.

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                  • Please enabled UI Spanish interface

                    Please enable other language for UI

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                    • display unlicensed servers in different color

                      We started with RedGate Monitoring and added all our SQL Servers. As a result we consumed too much licenses. Although there's a warning on the top of the screen for this, the unlicensed servers are reporting 'healthy' which is a little tricky (especially for non-dba it'ers) because you don't know the state.

                      I like to see the unlicensed servers in a different color ( for example gray) to see a better reliable overview

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                      • Add a "Check for updates" link in the About section

                        Alternative for when you've clicked away the "new version available" notification

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                        • Print the server overview

                          Print the server overview (scroll) to share with team members to assist in correction of failures.

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                          • Long running query alerts and daylight saving time changes

                            many long running query alerts generated between 1 am and 2 am on Sunday 11/5, as the time change caused it to add an hour when calculating all the query times. Can the alert be adjusted to account for the time change?

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                            • Manually rerun a metric

                              When an alert pops up, after I fix the problem, I want to refresh the metric to ensure that it was fixed. There's no way to tell how often the data is refreshed.

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                              • MONITORED INSTANCES

                                Hello good day
                                When you enter the Global Dashboard session, it stays loaded and shows the blank page.

                                Annex image of the page.

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                                • Allow extended email addresses "xxx<myemail@yyy.com>" or custom prefixes for subject line

                                  I send my alerts to a tech-staff group and would like to add specific text for end users to filter all SQL monitor emails against. Either allowing extended email address like "xxx<myemail@yyy.com>"
                                  or some global prefix that can be added to subject (or body for that matter). Right now I don't see any reference to redgate or sql monitor to distinguish it from other monitoring email I receive.

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                                  • Have choice to send email as plain text

                                    When I have it send email to my text service it's HTML, which obviously makes the text msg very large. Allow choice to send alerts via plain text.

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                                    • Customized Alerts

                                      Hi,

                                      Can we get a report which shows top 10 databases by growth over a certain period of time, across all the monitored SQL instances?

                                      There should be one graph which shows top 10 databases by growth, gathering data from all the databases scattered across multiple SQL instances, rather than multiple graphs showing top 10 databases by growth.

                                      It would be nice to have so that we can determine what databases do we need to focus on.

                                      Thanks,
                                      Hammad

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                                      • Restrict the read only role to only the "Overview" page.

                                        I've explored using Read Only views for SQL Monitor and they work great, while really parring down the amount of information that the user can see. However, is there are way to lock it down even further so that they can only see the homescreen with the colored status on the specified SQL Instances? Essentially only allowing them to see status without drilling down into the instance itself and viewing waits, disk, CPU etc.

                                        This could be used by management, etc.

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                                        • Notifications support for Microsoft Teams

                                          Just like Slack (Webhook) notification support, it would be great if SQL Monitor could send notifications to Microsoft Teams.

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