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Welcome to the Redgate Monitor feature suggestions list. Tell us how we can improve Redgate Monitor by voting on these suggestions or by submitting your own ideas.

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  1. Have choice to send email as plain text

    When I have it send email to my text service it's HTML, which obviously makes the text msg very large. Allow choice to send alerts via plain text.

    8 votes
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  2. 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.

    9 votes
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  3. Add capability to export Alert information in csv, xml format for analysis

    It would be good to be able to export Alert information for downstream analysis of frequency and timings for Alerts. E.g. Deadlocks over a period of several weeks - allows to identify hotspots and trends for certain Alerts

    19 votes
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    Daniel Rothig responded

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    Hi, is frequency analysis something that we could offer in-app, or would you specifically prefer to export the data first?

  4. 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
    6 votes
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  5. Deal better with extremely spikey data

    CONTEXT: Some counters displayed by SQL Monitor is extremely spiky. SQL Monitor scales its graph such that the any spike fits on the y axis

    PROBLEM: If there is one extreme spike, all the other data gets scaled such that it's very close to the x-axis, making any patterns in the data hard to see.

    EXAMPLE SOLUTIONS:
    • allow to manually zoom into the y axis
    • allow extreme spikes to be beyod the drawing area of the graph (still with some indicator of how high the spike is)
    • have an option to show the graph on a logarhithmic…

    126 votes
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  6. SQL Monitor currently does not have customization on scheduling for custom metrics

    SQL Monitor currently does not have customization on scheduling for custom metrics- only per min\5 min\hour basis.
    the option to setup your own schedule could be given to users and setup your own frequency or metric collection.

    14 votes
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  7. Select what alerts i want to receive by Slack, the same way it happens by Email

    Slack messages are a little annoying when all the alerts are sent by them.
    I would like to configure the alerts i want to receive on slack. Today this is possible to configure in the e-mail option.

    8 votes
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  8. Show 1 hour time on timeline

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

    1 vote
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  9. Restrict the read only role to only the "Overview" page.

    I've explored using Read Only views for SQL Monitor and they work great, while really parring down the amount of information that the user can see. However, is there are way to lock it down even further so that they can only see the homescreen with the colored status on the specified SQL Instances? Essentially only allowing them to see status without drilling down into the instance itself and viewing waits, disk, CPU etc.

    This could be used by management, etc.

    5 votes
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  10. Job execution in overview graphs

    It would be nice if you in the Overview graphs could see SQL Agent Jobs, just like long running queries, deadlocks etc.
    It could be good for troubleshooting high disk IO, CPU etc, if you could see that a job has started running at a point.

    I've tried to illustrate my idea in the attached file.

    8 votes
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  11. When a custom metrics targets specific databases then only those database should be listed on the Analysis tab

    Currently a custom metric is listed in the left most list box and the databases are in the right most. Some custom metrics are specific to a single database or a specific group of databases.

    In either of these cases the database list in the last list box could be filtered to be only the databases that the metric relates to. This would save clicks and shorten the time taken to get to view the analysis trace.

    16 votes
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  12. SQL USER PROCESSES (TOP 10 BY CPU) - drill down

    Server hosts/matrix
    Drill down
    Some select's come up in mine, but I'm not able to drill down to find more details like the SQL itself

    4 votes
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  13. 62 votes
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  14. Please enabled UI Spanish interface

    Please enable other language for UI

    1 vote
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  15. Delay "Performance Data" Load for MOST Alerts

    For at least 99% of Alerts of Interest over the last 6 YEARS of using SQL Monitor, the lower pane's "Performance Data" is of nigh on zero use.

    IF it might be of use, give us a "Load..." button next to that heading, and load it on demand.

    When I'm ploughing through a hundred or so predominantly Blocking Process and Deadlock alerts, the most important information is in the Details and Processes tabs.

    Page loading delays will decrease because you won't have to pull eye-candy charts that aren't read for the bulk of the time.

    The "Delay..." option, for me,…

    4 votes
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  16. Long running query alerts and daylight saving time changes

    many long running query alerts generated between 1 am and 2 am on Sunday 11/5, as the time change caused it to add an hour when calculating all the query times. Can the alert be adjusted to account for the time change?

    1 vote
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  17. create user permissions script

    provide the sql to run for users to use during install to assign permissions to the back end database use and the monitored db use

    obviously explain about the SysAdmin problem with your product

    https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/80787/required-permissions-changed-after-upgrade
    https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/80448/new-permissions-needed-for-monitoring
    https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/SM7/Permissions

    7 votes
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  18. Enhance Reports with additional Summary Tiles

    Different Summary Tiles for example: Servers with lowest Page Life Expectancy, Servers with Highest Transactions/Second, Servers with Highest Disk Transfers/Second,

    3 votes
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  19. nagstamon support

    hi,

    it would be very nice to have support for nagstamon.

    https://nagstamon.ifw-dresden.de/

    thanks.

    3 votes
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  20. Include Custom SQL Code in alerts

    When creating custom alerts, I would like to be able to include information that can be retrieved by running a SQL query.

    One example is using the pre-built Failed SQL login custom alert that is available to setup. The alert notifies when this event occurs, but it fails to include information like which login failed, etc.

    It would be nice to be able to build part of the e-mail body in the alert to include some critical data that can be queries using T-SQL.

    8 votes
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