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  1. Connect to Azure database via express route

    Currently I'm only able to connect to Azure SQL Server (PaaS) via internet and URL servername.database.windows.net.

    We have a direct connection to our Azure environment via Express Route. Therefore I want to use this also for the monitoring, but per default SQL Monitor uses external URL.

    3 votes
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  2. Display parameter list in the query plan form

    It would be great to be able to see the parameter list from the query plan in the "Query Plan" form without having to download the plan and traversing the XML file.

    It would save time troubleshooting problematic queries.

    4 votes
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  3. ERRORLOG tab on Alerts

    When we are viewing an alert, it would be nice to have a view into the ERRORLOG at that point in time. If we could have the option of adding an ERRORLOG tab under the Performance Data section on each alert, that would be handy.

    3 votes
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  4. Add a Description field in the Databases section

    Dashboard, drill down to the Databases Screen. In that section, there are currently 4 fields or columns - Name, Availability, Transactions/sec, Database size. Will it be possible to add another string field to store a high level description of the database; this will be really useful for our users. Can the new field comes after the name, be 200-300 characters in length and can be a pop-up if a mouse pointer hovers over it. Many thanks.

    1 vote
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  5. 3 votes
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  6. Create custom user roles

    We would like to create custom roles to grant granluar access to specific functions/features in RedGate SQL monitoring console. Currently, permissions can be granted on monitored objects not on functions except using existing Reporting and Viewer only roles. There is no option to grant Estate access to selected team members or groups.

    3 votes
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  7. Separate notification option for both Medium and High Severity alerts

    It would be better to have Separate notification options for both Medium and High Severity alerts instead of a single distribution for both Medium and High severity alerts so that separate group get notifications depending on the severity of the alert.

    12 votes
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  8. Have a way to exclude Deadlock alerts based on the T-SQL or Proc name

    I would like to exclude alerts for deadlocks based on a procedure name or other T-SQL, just like I can do for LRQ and other alerts. Please see http://productsupport.red-gate.com/hc/requests/170766

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  9. show sql related windows event log entries

    Rather than going through all Windows event log entries looking for SQL related events on every monitored server, it would be good to have them displayed on the server screen along with the SQL Error log entries.

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  11. Extend field width of Server Selector field on top of Dashboard to be the same width as the Drop Down

    Go to Dashboard; Overview tab; drill down to one of the servers. On top of this next form (Server Host Metrics form) is the Server Selector field with a Drop Down list box. When you select the down arrow key to open the List Box the width of the List box is about twice the width of the Server Selector field. Is it possible to make the width of the Selector field the same as the drop down or make it user defined/variable? Right now it's around 27 chars. We have long server aliases/names so if extended, it will help…

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  12. Record queries terminated by the client

    We use an ADO client with a query timeout of 30s by default.

    These queries are not being captured by SQL Monitor. If they were, it might highlight the cause of why they are taking so long.

    For context, we have a query that regularly takes a couple of seconds to execute, but every hour or so exceeds the 30s timeout and we would really benefit from SQL Monitor to capture those to help diagnose why.

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  13. Suppress Free Space monitor (Azure Hyperscale DB)

    When using Azure Hyperscale DB - the DB auto grows - therefore the Free Space monitor needs to be silenced/ignored forever (except if you about to hit the max of 100TB!)

    5 votes
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  14. Alert for full filegroup

    if a database is a fixed size (max size set), or if the db is initially set to be the full size of a disk, there is no alert to let us know that the database is full.

    for instance - if T: drive contains tempdb (and only tempdb) and we've sized it to take the whole drive. we've done funky sizing and growth settings so we can get an alert when the db grows, but once its grown and the temp objects are cleared, we're unlikely to get another disk warning, because the DB will already be taking 100%…

    6 votes
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  15. Be able to run a query (or powershell) in response to an alert

    Be able to run a query (or powershell) in response to an alert.
    This would automate some responses, but also want to be able to send the RESULT of a script in the email that goes out, ie Alert to say Schema changes have been made where the email actually includes the schema changes.

    11 votes
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  16. Filter for Database with no Tlog backup

    On the Estate->Backup page, it would be great to have an additional drop-down option for 'DBs without Tlog"

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  17. SQL Monitor Audit Trail

    It would be nice to have an audit trail of changes in SQL Monitor. For example, if an alert is changed, a new instances is added/removed, or users are added or removed.

    23 votes
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  18. Add AND/OR conditions for disk alerts

    We are using SQL Monitor to monitor disks and we also send these disk alerts to our NOC(24/7 monitor team) and when they receives an alert they are calling us on our On-Call service when outside office hours.

    The alerts are not always relevant as the alert can be like for example:
    Disk free space less than 5 % but actual space left is 300 GB, which is more than enough and no alert and phone call had to be triggered.

    We are trying to set custom disk alerts but as we have 1000+ disk alerts to configure it’s impossible…

    44 votes
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  19. Utilize in SQL Monitor Analysis or Reports pages any SQL Server counter available in PERFMON.

    For instance BRENT OZAR has an excellent method to diagnose memory pressure. The counter in use is SQLServer: Memory Manager – Memory Grants Pending which is not available.

    If Memory Grants Pending is averaging over 0, queries can’t even start because they can’t get enough memory. You may have queries that have incorrect memory grants, or you may just desperately need more RAM.

    30 votes
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  20. Monitor Table Growth and get projections

    It would be nice if in the Estate tab under disk usage, we could dig deeper and see table growth and projected growth over time.

    19 votes
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