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  1. Add "When File Grew" Drilldown to the new Estate page, Disk Usage

    The new Estate page is already proving useful, but today not as much as it could be...

    tempdb LOG suddenly grew to twice its normal size, and we have yet to trace why. It may have gone unnoticed but for SQM issuing a LOW DISK SPACE Alert!

    Please add a drilldown for DB files that show the times, and quantities, for growth. A sparkline chart would help, too, as a visual cue. for the last 30-days, perhaps.

    Thanks for continuously making SQM more useful.

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    • Customize Alerts on the Overviews Page

      Allow for the customization of the Alerts in the Alerts section on the Overviews Page.
      These customized alerts would be independent of the settings for the Alerts tab. That way Alerts would just be customized for the Overviews Page.

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      • Define limit of the specific job alert.

        problem : a job is running in every 2 mins and failed due to any reason .it will fire multiple alert ,I would like to restrict the limit of the specific failure

        solution :as we work in the shifts , I want it should not come more then 3 time which is in 8-9 hours duration .when I am setting the limit then it will impact to all server not the specific one . whereas I would like to check this monitor based on the time and then fire the alert

        3 votes
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        • Estate Disk Usage Emailed Report

          It would be great if we could schedule an emailed report of the disk usage estate section.

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          • Allow custom DML script deployments to show on SQL Monitor (like SQL Compare)

            Write now, when you deploy with SQL Compare it puts this wonderful little tick mark in SQL Monitor to show the deployment location and time. We would like the ability to do this with SQL Multi Script or even manually via manual deployments.

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            • Filter out Long Running Query alerts based on wait type

              We have a 3rd party product that has a SQL Database. It has something in it that loads data RBAR (Row-By-Agonising-Row). The query gets all the data in about 3 seconds and then sits waiting on ASYNC_NETWORK_IO for ages (close to 40 minutes).

              We don't want to exclude the application from all long running query alerts, and the query is different everytime which would make it hard to filter based on regex (and not filter other queries we care about).

              We'd like a way that we can not raise a long running query alert if it's waiting on ASYNC_NETWORK_IO

              6 votes
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              • date format

                I'd like to have an ability to set date format according to the country where the monitored SQL server is in, e.g. USA where date format is MM/dd/yyyy vs UK as dd/MM/yyyy. Also, why not to read and set date format off of the monitored server? Please make it configurable and country compliant so to speak..

                Thanks,
                Yuriy

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                • Group sql server instances at the instance level, not at the server/cluster level

                  I would like to control the group that an individual sql server instance is in, rather then having to group things at the server/cluster level. The group views and control over alerting is great, but in the event that the same cluster/server hosts a dev and production instance, or multiple instances that are managed by different members of a DBA team,the usefulness really suffers.

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                  • SQL Agents Job Display Time Windows that Jobs are executing

                    The SQL Agent Jobs screen is a great way to track all jobs across all monitored servers. I think it would be helpful to see the gaps of time that no job is running to help determine maintenance windows and also make sure that the jobs are properly spaced out.

                    5 votes
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                    • Performance graphs on disk space alert page

                      When we get to the disk space alert details it shows -as with all alerts- a bunch of performance graphs like CPU utilization, disk queue length etc... I think the most relevant graph is missing for this particular case. It would be much more interesting to get a quick glance of the disk space growth over the last 24 hours or couple of dyas for example

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                      • Support SAML for Web Single Sign-On (SSO)

                        SQL Monitor should be able to support Enterprise Single Sign-On using SAML. Is this on the roadmap?

                        9 votes
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                        • Have more flexibility in Maintenance Window Schedules

                          We do OS and SQL Server patching one Sunday a month for dev and QA and the following Sunday for production. I think if maintenance windows scheduler looked more like setting a schedule in an agent job it would be perfect for setting these kinds of maintenance windows. And if we could drive setting / modifying maintenance windows via T-SQL that would be even better.

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                          • Estate Backup Emailed Report

                            I really like the new backup feature in the estate section; however, I would love to have this emailed on a scheduled basis. If the email could have a graph like the first sheet and the spreadsheet attached, it would be great.

                            2 votes
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                            • suppress emails during maintenance window

                              Allow the ability to suppress all alert emails during a maintenance window. Right now we have ~65 SQL servers and during windows when the OS team is patching and rebooting the servers we can receive 100's of emails as the servers go up and down. It would be great if we could set a schedule or at the very least a single use window when emails don't get sent.

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                              • User Defined Analysis Templates

                                Wouldn't it be nice to have the option of saving a view of multiple counters under Analysis?

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                                • export the overview page

                                  The reporting is very limited and provides less detail that the overview and estate pages. We need to be able to export the overview and estate pages easily. Also need to be able to report on the Top queries and top waits.

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                                  • Allow for the conversion of time to to HH-MM-SEC in the Duration column on the Server Overview Page

                                    Its difficult to always have to convert milliseconds, so it would be very handy if this conversion was an option to be included.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • Include Drive Name on disk related graphs

                                      A while back per "Disk Names in Overviews and Analysis" the disk/drive names were included some areas but it would be helpful to be consistent and have them included in all disk/drive related graphs.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Have a long running SQL Agent job alert

                                        I found a custom metric for a single long running job. However, what we need is a way to alert for SQL Agent jobs that are running beyond a designated time (similar to the long running query metric built in). The "unusual duration" alert doesn't quite do what we need. Hopefully someone knows how to make this a custom metric. If not, consider a feature request!

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                                        • alert layout

                                          I'd like to suggest a revamp in the layout of alerts on Details tab.

                                          This is so you can see at a glance what execution is causing the alert without having to scroll too much.

                                          When reviewing alerts on a computer screen, there's a lot of white space (dead space) to the right of the Connection information. I'd like to suggest that in the unused space, you move the SQL Process Fragment information to the right of the Connection information.

                                          If the window size of the browser is too narrow, it could slide back below the server information. (Responsive)

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