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  1. use alternate IP addresses for named instances

    I am modifying my named instances to use separate IP addresses. This allows me to use CNAMES for each databases, We are then able to move the databases around to another instance without the customers having to modify their connection strings.We are also able to use port 1433 for all existences. SQL monitor tries to connect to the instance using the servername\SQLINSTANCE, which no longer works remotely suite to each instance having it's own IP Address using and alternate A-RECORD name.

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    • Include Top N Worst Performing Stored Procedures and Functions

      At my organization, we do a lot of tuning at the stored procedure and function level.

      I would like a tab similar to the existing top 10 queries tab, that lists the CPU utilization, memory utilization and IO consumption of the top 10 worst performing stored procedures, and another tab that lists the top 10 worst performing functions. For each of the fields I would like to see both the totals, and the percent of total during the specified time period.

      This will allow us to identify the stored procedures and functions to tune, and once tuned, it will allow…

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      • Unlicensed Databases

        If a license is removed for a database, a banner at the top of the page shows up saying, "You have unlicensed servers. Unlicensed servers will not be monitored and will not raise alerts. Manage licenses | Manage monitored servers". And, on the "Configuration > Monitored servers" page the databases show with a red x, as Unlicensed, and a Manage licenses link.

        It is good that licenses can be removed for individual databases, however it would be better to be able to remove the databases once they are unlicensed, so that we don't have to have the banner and the…

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        • Force re-check of index fragmentation alert

          The index fragmentation alert is checked only once per week, because of the load is causes on the system. I am fine with that.
          However, I would like to have the option to force an immediate re-check for a specific database - for instance by adding a "re-check" button to the alert window.

          SCENARIO: The index fragmentation check runs on Saturday and triggers an alert on one database. On Monday I check the alert but I know that the weekly index defragmentation job runs on Sunday, so it is likely that the problem is already fixed. But I like to…

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          • Click to open analysis from alert window

            For some alerts, I like to see not only what happened before, but also what happened since. Some examples are disk space, or database file usage. The latter for example has a nice graph of the file usage up to the moment the alert triggered. But when I look at it the next day in the office, I also want to see what happened since - did the file continue to grow, has it been stable since, or was this a peak and is less space used now?
            Currently that means going to the Analysis tab, selecting the correct server…

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            • Monitor SQL instances running in AWS RDS

              Enable SQL Monitor to add AWS RDS instances as monitored servers

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              • Clone custom metrics for copying

                When I have a very simular custom metric, I want create. I have to copy and paste . Can we have a clone custom metric feature?

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                • A column with end of extended support in Estate

                  In addition to the column with end of mainstream support it would be nice to have a column with end of extended support in the Estate tab

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                  • Allow users to specify the time period in minutes for the top 10 expensive queries

                    I would like to specify that exact minutes on the slider for Top Queries. Currently you can only do a 15-minute change. But I would like to be able to do that down to a minute range. Sometimes we make a change and I don't want to wait 15 minutes to filter out the previous queries.

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                    • Add a summary tile for deployments to a database

                      I'd like to see a summary tile for deployments to a database by SQL Compare and SQL Change Automation.
                      Also it would be good if alerts can be created for these events.

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                      • Report from Primary server in HA Group, even after failover

                        In a High Availability Group we have reports configured against the Primary server. When there is a failover, the reports should still be against Primary but are no longer, so need to be edited. Ideally, we should have reports that are always running against Primary, even when it switches to another server.

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                        • Add 'Details' column to the Alert inbox between Object and Unread column

                          Add 'Details' column to the Alert inbox between 'Object' and 'Unread' columns

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                          • Show when a Windows/SQL patch was applied

                            The current SQL Estate Monitor will show activity for a specific server and has the ability to show when code for example was deployed. I mentioned at the recent SQL in the City in London that it would be good to see any kind of patching that had been applied to that server as well. Get quick eyes on anomalies after a windows update or SQL patch.

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                            • Search for SPID for specific Date and Time

                              I would be a good idea to have a functionality in SQL Monitor to search for SPID for specific Date and time. This will help us to review what query run by who on given date and time.

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                              • Alerts for high virtual log file count

                                Alert on high transaction log virtual log file count. Also being able to configure the thresholds to be alerted on.

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                                • rss

                                  RSS Feed, can it be exposed so logon to SQL monitor isn't needed

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                                  • Notification

                                    Generate Notification Per Alert (optional) and Show in windows
                                    when Browser is Close.
                                    And then Send Text Message To User Mobile Number

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                                    • Add option to make Reports public - i.e. available without having to log in

                                      ..so that i can add a publicly (internally..) available all-in-one dashboard view to my NOC TV screens, presenting all relevant information at a glance!

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                                      • Select Database

                                        Select Database

                                        When Selected Instance And Add For Monitoring . I can not Selected/Unselected Database For Monitoring.
                                        If possible, add this feature.

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                                        • Show login or user in the Top 10 Queries

                                          Include login or user id information in the Top 10 Queries. This could help identify if a user is running an ad-hoc query.

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