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  1. Retain user last selection and update current default time options to be more flexible

    On the Overviews of an instance Server/Host Metrics the default selections are always the last 24 hours as well as having all 4 boxes ( CPU, Memory, Disk I/o and Waits) select.

    I am constantly having to uncheck the Memory box and most individuals look at the last 6 hours or would prefer ( 1 or 3 hours) and have to change from the default last 24 hours to last 6 hours each time navigating to this page. I would like to be able to have SQL Monitor remember my last setting(s) or at least be able to change the…

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    • Long Running Query Alert - Update Process Fragment Info for Agent Jobs with SSIS Packages

      One of the most common alerts that we get is the Long Running Query alert. However, when the query is due to a package executing from an agent job, there is little to no information about what is running long. The attached image is an excerpt from one of the alerts we got this morning. We can tell it is from an executing job, because of the SSISDB database specified. But beyond that, we are left trying to figure out which job/package was the culprit by digging through execution logs and schedules, then trying to match execution lengths with where…

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      • Database File Usage Alert - Autogrowth

        Database File Usage Alert : Please consider autogrowth! So far, this alert is of no help.

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        • Setting Maintenance Window via API service

          That would be very nice if there as an API service which we would use to set maintenance window for a given sql host or a group of hosts.

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          • Dark Theme!

            Would love to be able to have a Dark theme for the UI.

            We use a number of other tools where this is an option and really appreciate the saving of the eyes from the sea of white/ other bright colours.

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            • open alert link in new tab or window

              When viewing an alert within the side-bar on the Overview page, clicking on the 'Go to the full details' arrow redirects the page to the intended alert. You have to then click back to see the overview page again.

              It would be great for the ability to be able to open click through links on a new tab or window instead of the same window to prevent navigating away from the overview page.

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              • Share alerts via Email

                The ability to share alerts details via Email from the "Alert Details" page.

                Sometimes we don't want to share a direct link to the monitor.

                E.G
                Click "share" which will open a mailto: with the relevant alert details.

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                • Show 1 hour time on timeline

                  Show 1 hour time on timeline, 6 hours is too loong for frequent databases

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                  • Filter Top 10 queries/waits by database

                    I would like to see the top 10 queries by database sometimes instead of the entire instance.

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                    • Allow the pinning of availability groups to the Global Dashboard

                      I'd like to see the status of my AGs on the Global Dashboard without having to find them inside the server. Would also nice to see stats on latency on this widget.

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                      • I would like to see PROCESSES TOP 10 BY Memory.

                        I would like to see PROCESSES TOP 10 BY Memory.

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                        • Exclude offline databases from backup alerts

                          Exclude all offline data bases from the overdue backup alert as we do not have a need to backup an offline data base. For us if a data base is taken offline it's most likely because its been migrated to another server or no longer needed and will eventually be deleted.

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                          • documentation

                            Add Server documentation such as:

                            - app owners,
                            - support type (24/7, next business day),
                            - escalation contacts (clients to contact for unscheduled maintenances),
                            - primary purpose (main application using the server, business function)
                            - Add costum fields for server notes or setup instructions

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                            • Add Single Sign-On (SSO).

                              We would love to have Single Sign-On added so we can use CAS for authentication. This feature would really help make things easier even more so then LDAP/NTLM even... I know I been on a support ticket for weeks to have a "work around" be the answer.

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                              • 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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