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  1. Navigation for "rewind time" shouldn't hide navigation buttons

    The navigation controls for "rewind time" autohide when actively using this feature. Please consider enabling until "live" is chosen again to simplify operation to move back and forth in time increments.

    Issue submitting first time. if duplicate please close.

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    • add the table schema to alerts

      On that alert (fragmented index), you see a table name. It would be helpful to see the schema to which that table belongs.

      Medium Fragmented indexes

      Raised on: XXXXXXXX > RedGateMonitor
      Time raised: 26 Jun 2016 1:00 AM (UTC-04)
      Details
      Database name: RedGateMonitor

      Total number of indexes: 332
      Indexes above fragmentation threshold: 3

      Indexes last checked: 26 Jun 2016 1:00 AM
      Fragmented indexes:
      Index Table name Fragmentation(%) No. of pages
      Cluster_SqlServer_ServerWaits_UnstableSamples_Id_CollectionDate Cluster_SqlServer_ServerWaits_UnstableSamples 96 1175
      Cluster_SqlServer_SqlProcess_UnstableSamples_Id_CollectionDate Cluster_SqlServer_SqlProcess_UnstableSamples 96 3288
      Cluster_SqlServer_TopQueries_UnstableSamples_Id_CollectionDate Cluster_SqlServer_TopQueries_UnstableSamples 99 1758

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      • On the main dashboard please maintain a consistent ordering.

        Dashboard element sorting should be fixed preferably in alphabetical order. The whole idea of a dashboard should be to provide an at a glance view of the state of your server set. When you change the order from servername when all is green to some other order because something has triggered an alert on a server I have to spend extra time figuring out which server has an issue because the sort order has changed.

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        • Offer integration with power bi

          I've love the ability to integrate SQL monitor with Power Bi for building dashboards of analysis graphs. Since Power BI is offering a powerful way to setup dashboards with metrics users/managers care about this would be a great way to enhance many analytical report options by outsourcing the creation of those to users more and more, and offering the integration with power bi to make it easy to do.

          SQL Sentry offers an integration with their cloud product to work with their metrics and Power BI in case you want to evaluate how it might be used. https://www.sqlsentry.com/Company/News-Article/20150505-power-bi-content-pack-sql-sentry

          https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/monitoring-your-sql-sentry-data-with-power-bi/

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          • Monitor if all SQL Server related Windows services are running, especially Redgate SQL Backup Agent.

            I have found that backup jobs fail, due to SQL Backup service not running. Knowing that the service has stopped would be a great metric to have. This could then be extended to monitor other Windows services.

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            • Check the plan cache ad-hoc or on a schedule to report issues

              implicit conversion,
              scans,
              lookups and the index that didn't have the columns include
              missing indexes
              Parameter sniffing
              etc...
              Report the issues based on impact number

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              • Login via https

                Is there a configuration setting to force the SQL Monitor login page (or entire site, preferably) to https?

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                • Classic Dashboard Mode

                  The new global dashboard is great but it is harder to read at a glance then the old dashboard. Please add in a classic dashboard option.

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                  • Alert History on new Overview - Don't show Cleared Alerts

                    The slide-out Alert pane is useful on the Overview IF, and ONLY IF, under *normal* circumstances we want to see NON-cleared Alerts, like the default filter on the Alerts page itself.

                    Please make this pane behave like the Alert page's filter, and allow us to re-filter, to include cleared if we want to. But at the very least allow us to set a default filter (in my case NON-cleared).

                    Thanks.

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                    • Alert Stats on the new Cards

                      Those new cards look very nice, BUT, they do not show anything about the alerts raised on the instance!

                      That's a shocking omission, IMO.

                      Please add something that shows the alerts, like the old Overview page did, like counts by severity, with colors!

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                      • Push 5.2 Alias down to Analysis and beyond

                        The write-up about the 5.2 Alias feature waxes almost lyrical about how much we would like it...

                        Until you open the Analysis page and see the old names - in my case unintelligible I.P. addresses. Sad, very sad...

                        Please make Aliases utterly pervasive, as in Analysis, Configuration => Monitored Servers (I.P. list), emails (just to make sure they're not overlooked).

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                        • Click on CPU part of the server block on global dashboard (version 5.2) leads me to serveroverview instead of graph

                          I would suspect to go to the graph (analysis tab) after I click on the CPU part of a serverblock (in Global Dashboard), instead of the server overview

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                          • Multiple group select on new Global Dashboard version 5.2

                            As an administrator, I want to be able to select one or more groups for displaying on the new global dashboard (added in version 5.2). Now you see all groups or one group.

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                            • Additional parameters for filtering Long-running query alerts

                              Long-running query alerts

                              Example: Creation of ability for you to filter the queries it alerts on based on a regular expression

                              Source Ticket:
                              https://redgatesupport.zendesk.com/hc/requests/65981

                              Possible closely related feature request:
                              https://sqlmonitor.uservoice.com/forums/91743-suggestions/suggestions/11123559-triage-and-configure-repeating-alerts-more-efficie

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                              • Show deadlock alerts using the deadlock graph

                                Display deadlocks alerts in a more graphical and easier to understand way.

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                                • Configure Data Purge by Server/Instance or at least by Server group.

                                  I would like to keep production server performance data for a month or more but the dev server data can be purged after a couple of weeks.

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                                  • Customise alert messages for custom metrics

                                    Add the ability to display the results of a query when generating an alert from a custom metric

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                                    • I only have one SQL Server, take me to the instance Overview instead of global dashboard

                                      I only have one SQL Server instance, instead of seeing one small bit of info and having to click that in the new global dashboard, take me directly into the instance so I can get relevant info on first login/site visit. Think about your design when we just have one server.

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                                      • I wish the mouse wheel did not automatically modify the date scale in the Analysis graph.

                                        I can't count the number of times I have unintentionally messed up a graph with the mouse wheel. It is quite annoying to me.

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                                        • Monitor SSAS databases

                                          I would like to be able to monitor SSAS cubes and data structures in the same fashion as SQL databases.

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