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  1. Produce a long running queries report ordered by average execution time

    I have been tasked with identifying queries with the longest average execution time so that they can be targeted for optimization. In the server overview this can be done in the top queries section, however this obviously only shows queries for that instance.

    In the reporting tab I can create a report for long running queries, but it is based around total execution time. It would be useful if this could be ordered by average execution time.

    A query that runs 100,000 times and takes 10ms will have a higher overall execution time than one that runs 50 times and…

    1 vote
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  2. Add Top Waits info for PostgreSQL

    Re: PostgreSQL Monitoring

    Please add the ability to show wait stats by wait type as you have for SQL Server.

    3 votes
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  3. Expiring Certificates

    Would really helpful to have an alert for expiring certificates on a cert be it backup encryption ones or tde certs that are going to be expiring and we specifies how much notice we want given before the expiry

    8 votes
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  4. Monitor Cluster Shared Volumes

    Under the “Analysis” section, there are cluster metrics which include four different options relating to Cluster Shared Volume usage.
    • Used Bytes
    • Used %
    • Free Bytes
    • Free %

    If we click on the above, we can review our CSV’s to see whether we are approaching the drives maximum capacity.
    What isn’t included is the performance of the disk. For instance, under the Machine metrics section, the following is available:-

    • Disk avg read time
    • Disk avg write time
    • Disk read bytes/sec
    • Disk write bytes/sec
    • Disk transfers/sec
    • Avg disk queue length.

    However, these…

    10 votes
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  5. “Longest Running Queries” in Redgate SQL Monitor Reports

    I need to show more “Longest Running Queries” in Redgate SQL Monitor Reports. The layout of the report is also a bit awkward, it seems if everything does not fit into the report.
    See attachment.

    7 votes
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  6. Provide Managed identity as an Authentication Method to the Redgate Azure SQL DB

    Support for using the managed identity of the Webserver/Applicationserver VM to authenticate over the AAD on the Azure SQL Redgate Database.

    -> Maybe also Support for Azure App Service which has built-in this functionality?

    3 votes
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  7. Job Duration Unusual Alert should be 'AG aware' to avoid false positives

    We are using an AG for one of our instances.
    As you would expect we have the same SQLAgent jobs created on both instances in this AG, but we only want the job to execute on the primary.
    In SQLAgent the jobs on both nodes of the AG have a step at the beginning which checks to see if this is the primary instance.
    If it is the primary instance it will proceed to step 2 and execute the rest of the job.
    If it is not the primary instance the job will terminate.
    This all works fine - however…

    2 votes
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  8. Monitor DB2 Databases

    I would like to be able to monitor DB2 databases in the same fashion as SQL Server databases.

    3 votes
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  9. Monitor Oracle Databases

    I would like to be able to monitor Oracle databases in the same fashion as SQL Server databases.

    3 votes
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  10. Schedule hourly reports to email out and base on groups

    I would like to be able to send hourly email report for example Failed sql agent jobs base on a group not just one server, covering certain period of time like 9-5 each day of the week Monday- Friday.

    5 votes
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  11. Add date to legend when filtering across multiple days

    When we filter on the top graph across multiple days, on the legend below won't show the days, just the time.

    The image is the current case.

    What I would like is to have the days.
    Instead of "from 08:18 to 08:19"
    expected "from 18 Jun 08:18 to 19 Jun 08:19" or equivalent

    3 votes
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  12. Being able to filter "TOP Queries" by any of the columns

    On the "TOP Queries" grid we can order it by any of the columns (besides "Database").

    I would like to be able to filter the rows by the amounts.

    Example:
    Filter queries where "Execution count > 100" same for other columns.
    Then apply the "order by".

    This way we can filter together with the "Enter search term" box.

    6 votes
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  13. Ability to add notes to tracked queries

    When working in an environment with multiple people is typical that each person is tracking different queries to analyse ongoing changes/improvements.

    Being able to note something as "Tracked by Cláudio. Following FIX #1234" would be great.

    It will give us a clue on who is working on what and reach out to that person. Or just keep small notes during the analyses.

    6 votes
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    under review  ·  Neil Turner responded

    A great suggestion. We are exploring this as part of a wider review into improving query tuning features.

  14. Estate Licensing - Align with Microsoft HA/DR Licensing policy

    Estate licensing appears to tally all licenses for servers in an WFC/HA config. 3 node cluster 4 cores, 12 licenses (when it should be 8). Please provide the process to identify an HA or DR node, which will allow the Redgate Estate portal to align with Microsoft SQL Licensing: https://download.microsoft.com/download/e/2/9/e29a9331-965d-4faa-bd2e-7c1db7cd8348/SQL_Server_2019_Licensing_guide.pdf.

    3 votes
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  15. Modifying of several alerts for specific entity could be more user friendly

    1) after change tree in left panel with all servers collapse and again should expand nodes down to place where I left
    2) color of changed records could be more visible, maybe some light background could be added

    4 votes
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  16. be able to set top level notification settings through powershell module

    I want to be able to use Redgatesqm.ps1 to configure smtp server, default email list and other top level notification options.

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  17. Long Running Open SSMS Transaction

    Would be really helpful to have an alert that can alert on long running open SSMS transaction and the alert can return the user running it and query being run and on what server we often see it when users forget to commit or role back there transaction.

    4 votes
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  18. Only Query Serverless Azure SQL Databases if they are Online and not Paused

    As mentioned in the below post, SQL Monitor will keep serverless Azure SQL databases from pausing and saving us the money they are supposed to. I would like the Azure SQL monitoring piece to be rewritten to use the Azure API to determine both if the Azure SQL DB is serverless or not and if it is AND paused, don't run any queries that would wake it. Yet if it is NOT paused, get info about it and update SQL Monitor.

    https://sqlmonitor.uservoice.com/forums/91743-suggestions/suggestions/45670060-exclude-serverless-databases-from-monitoring

    3 votes
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  19. Uptime of my SQL server database servers

    I need to be able to account for yearly uptime for my SQL server estate and also receive proactive alerts when they are shutting down.

    4 votes
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  20. Add database changes details based on the zoom range

    In the "Databases" section when selecting one, we would like to have a list of the database changes that happened based on the "zoom range" period.

    Right now I'm thinking based on the SQL Server error log

    Example:
    1 - Database Status changed. Online/Offline/Read-Only/Read-Write/etc
    2 - Compatibility Level changed - This will be great to co-relate some situations with the CL change.
    3 - Page Verify
    Etc

    In the end, any message that uses any of these texts:
    SELECT * FROM sys.messages
    WHERE text like '%Setting database%'

    This includes query store changes

    7 votes
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