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  1. Allow custom metrics to be optionally created as "event" alerts rather than default "continuous" alerts.

    I have installed the "Used/available database space increased alert" which alerts when defined thresholds of used space have been exceeded. However, once activated, the alert remains in an active state with no additional notifications (easily missed). I'd prefer to have this metric run daily and notify each time a threshold is exceeded.

    20 votes
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  2. Option to include @Channel or @User in Slack Channel Notification

    Provide an option for individual alerts to include @Channel or @User to the slack channel notification.

    5 votes
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  3. Shift Click to select multiple alerts

    Add the possibility to select multiple alerts by using Shift + Click.
    This was possible in the versions before alert grouping.

    9 votes
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  4. blocked by (number)

    This should be easy to implement..

    "blocked by [some number]"
    If available show the security context/or username associated to the session number.

    It would be a time saver, and enable me to react or ignore faster

    2 votes
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  5. Create Duplicate of Default Alerts

    Hi, it would be great to create 2 Default alerts with deffernt setting for differnt servers
    and to seperate AO Group when creating Alerts
    so that a Backup Replica wont go into some alerts that serve the production Servers

    4 votes
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  6. be able to be advised if a certain query (sql_handle or query_hash) is suddenly taking much longer than normal to execute. Not only to see

    I would like to be able to be advised if a certain query (grouped by sqlhandle or queryhash) is suddenly taking longer than normal to execute.

    The query may or may not be included in the top 10 queries.

    /Rasmus

    6 votes
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  7. Remove a user/group from SQL Monitor

    It would be desirable to be able to remove a user and/or group from SQL Monitor.
    At present, there are no options to manage them, only add them.

    7 votes
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  8. View trace queries without alert

    It would be nice to be able to view Trace queries without an alert. For example a separate page to go through the queries against the DB even when an alert is not raised.

    6 votes
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  9. Is it possible to have long running queries order by Execution time desc ?

    Is it possible to have long running queries order by Execution time desc ?

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  10. Per database table fragmentation.....

    I would like to see a a Sql Monitor "information" page that shows the "top 10" fragmented tables on a per database level.

    113 votes
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  11. Include instance-specific name (@@SERVERNAME) on alert mails

    The alert mails for a SQL Server cluster contain the cluster name but not the actual instance virtual name. It would be nice if the mails contained the actual virtual name (as given by "select @@servername") so that the email contained all the details needed to connect to an alerting instance.

    My cluster name (i.e. CLUST01) is a different IP than my virtual names (i.e. VIRTUALSQL01), which means that I can't connect to my "FOO" instance by "CLUST01\FOO" as the alert email seems to indicate. Instead I need to connect via "VIRTUALSQL01\FOO" which is not present anywhere in the alert…

    20 votes
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  12. Monitor for unavailable disks

    I'd like to see SQL monitor check for disks that were previously available but are no longer. Example: I have a machine were a disk is online, something goes wrong and the disk goes offline. I would like SQL monitor to alert me to this. If the disk contains database files I would get a database unavailable alert, however if it is a drive that holds backups there would be no notification until the backups start failing.

    This would have to be setup differently for clusters where a disk may exist on any node in the cluster due to failovers.

    7 votes
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  13. Blocking process Hover Information should show Total Blocking Duration

    The (Restored in 8.0.6) hover over the Alert List's "Last Updated" column shows the duration of the Alert itself, NOT the total time involved.

    Unless you memorize the configuration of this Alert for each of its 3 severity levels, and assume they never change, and never vary by server, nor by database... you must sill open each event to see the "Total blocking duration for all descendants" published under the "Details" tab, then add that to the event duration, for which you must now do time subtraction as there is no "Duration" on the Status line... (another omission).

    Having to…

    3 votes
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  14. SQL Monitor acquiring shared locks on objects

    Is it necessary for SQL Monitor to acquire shared locks on objects when monitoring a SQL instance?

    We experienced a deadlock on our system when SQL Monitor was trying to query a system table msdb..backupset at the same time that on of our maintenance plans was deleting backup history as one of its sub tasks.

    It would be nice if we could either set the isolation level per alert or if you guys would amend your code to use nolock query hints?

    1 vote
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  15. domain

    Have the Redgate Monitor application support multiple AD domains for users. I have over 4 domains with users that want access to the application.

    3 votes
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  16. Clone a report and change the server name globally within it

    I have crafted a report for my servers. I understand there's some behind-the-scenes scripting I can do to replicate a report, but the GUI could provide a "Clone Report" option, allowing me to change the server name reference on all the widgets. Sure would make deploying one extra server easy.

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  17. be able to disable alerts based on Job outcome: Succeeded

    I would like to be able to disable alerts based on Job outcome: Succeeded

    3 votes
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  18. Tag alerts for reporting

    I would love to be able to create custom tags for alerts so I can later report on them. For example, we have process that run regularly that causes blocking sessions here and there. I would love to be able to add multiple tags to an alert that later I can run reports to see if those process have a regular pattern of interrupting business.

    3 votes
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  19. In reports display results of a query from our own data (multiple columns)

    We have a table in our administration database that contains usefull information for our management. This consists of multiple columns. It would be very helpfull to run a query in a tile in a report where the results of that query can be displayed. A bit like the long running query results in the reports but then with our own data from the administration database.

    4 votes
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  20. Exclude tempdb/ReportServerTempDB from Alerts at a GLOBAL level, WITH EASE

    It makes no sense for there to be Alert configuration settings for tempdb for Consistency Checks, Backups, and any other irrelevance.

    If the ONLY reason for the existence of SSRS databases is because of Microsoft's idiotic requirement for SSRS to actually be configured in 2014 before permitting an in-place upgrade to 2016, there is no ACTUAL reason why one would care two hoots about the state of either SSRS DB on ANY instance affected by this "demand". OK, I have just 21 instances to drill down to SHUT UP ABOUT SSRS DATABASES!

    Please provide a better way to manage SYSTEM…

    5 votes
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