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  1. check if there are any service packs or updates for my SQL Server instances

    check if there are any service packs or updates for my SQL Server instances. This could then raise an alert to prompt me to investigate these updates.

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  2. deadlock frame procname text missing final character

    The SQL displayed under the frame procname for a deadlock is missing the final character of the SQL.
    e.g: and #ttable.StartDate is nul
    Should be
    and #ttable.StartDate is null

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  3. enhance Title on Analysis Graph Page with "machine metrics"; "machine name"; (all)

    Simply add to existing title with the selection of dropdown boxes as "machine metrics"; "machine name"; (all).

    So we don't need to scroll down or include the bottom boxes to know which machine and options are being displayed...

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  4. Sharing links

    link share.. . past 24 hours link, you send it, and people click on it, still shows past 24 hours, not the 24 hours from when you shared it

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  5. Allow nested groups on the Overview screen

    I have a structure of groups where the first level is environment (Production, Test, Development, etc) but then I have component as a second level (ETL, Application, Data QA, Sandbox). On the Overview screen, only the first level of the grouping is used, and therefore I have servers under 'Production' all bundled together and ordered by name across all the secondary groups. Would be good if the overview screen could show multiple groups somehow ... I understand there might be servers under the first level and the second level, and it might be weird for some customers ... but for…

    13 votes
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  6. pass

    Platform as a service(PaaS) support on SQL Monitor

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  7. Would like to set SNMP trap eventtime in a localized time format, currently only CET time format (with trailing Z) is sent in a SNMP message

    Would like to set SNMP trap eventtime in a localized time format, currently only CET time format (with trailing Z) is sent in a SNMP message

    3 votes
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  8. Alert statistics over time

    I would like to see which alerts are firing more frequent over time.
    It would be nice to be able to see alert statistics over time, tabluar or graphical.

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    under review  ·  Adam responded

    We’re reviewing this and would appreciate any more context on what you would like to do with the information.

  9. Provide Mobile version of Alert Monitoring Screen

    It may be just me (since no one sle has yet to suggest this) but a mobile friendly version of SQL Monitor for the ALERTS tab would be of great benefit. Currently I check the ALERTS on my SMART PHONE which has a screen waaaayyyy to small to do this but since I have no tablet option I have no other choice.

    A mobile option at login to SQL Monitor would let those with smaller sized computing devices acccess the ALERTS tab so as to monitor/check in on their SQL Monitor instance remotely.

    Thanks

    16 votes
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    under review  ·  Neil Turner responded

    There are currently no plans for a SQL Monitor mobile app. We hope to improve the experience when using SQL Monitor on a mobile device. However at the moment we can’t give a timescale for when this might happen.

  10. Show sample aggregation values on Analysis graph

    As you zoom out of a graph on the Analysis tab, the peaks and troughs become less obvious (I fully understand that and agree), but it would be beneficial to know roughly the level of detail at which the values have been calculated to show on the graph.

    So for example at the most detailed level (say at Last 1hr) CPU usage is sampled every 15 seconds, zoom out to Last 6hr, and the points seem to be every 1 minute - so are 1 minute averages.

    If I come all the way out to a custom 60 day view,…

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  11. Show current data sizes on purging page

    On the data purging page would it be possible to show for each of the data categories how much space each one is currently occupying.

    Possibly even an 'oldest date' too? As this may be pertinent if the purge thresholds haven't yet been met.

    On some environments I want to keep as much SQL Monitor data as possible and if it's a healthy server you may have very little alert data, and so want to keep more history than you do say, machine data.

    It would also help in cases where the Repository database is growing, and you're not sure…

    7 votes
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  12. Blocking process alert based on number of descendants

    While the alert for blocking process is great, it would be nice to be able to configure the trigger for number of descendants affected as well.

    If a blocking process runs for 30 seconds and affects 10 people but the alert is configured for a one minute duration of the block it would obviously not let you know

    5 votes
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  13. Save DMV Snapshots for Analyzing and monitoring changes

    Idea is to save snapshots of DMV's so that the changes can be analyzed. For example sys.dmexecprocedure_stats shows only total, last and average elapsed time. It will be great to know how the average changed over a period of time.

    Common use case: sysproperties

    31 votes
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  14. Add an option to schedule when custom metrics run against a given database.

    Currently when a custom metric is executed can only be controlled by the frequency (daily, hourly, etc).

    My primary purpose is for daily. I would like to schedule the time of day a daily metric is run per database, or at least server. The custom metrics I pull back are time sensitive so controlling when the metric is returned is a must.

    A more advanced option to this would be going beyond simply choosing the time of day for daily runs, but rather the ability to build a custom schedule of run times. An example might be Custom Metric A…

    54 votes
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  15. Custom metrics to have their own individual data purging value

    At the moment, we can only have a single value for data purging for all custom metrics.

    I would like to be able to set a custom data purging interval for selected custom metrics as I'd like to track them over a longer period of time.

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  16. New alert type for blocking in parallel execution plans

    We frequently get alerts for a "Blocking process" where 1 process is blocking itself because it is running in parallel and the threads are blocking each other. While this might represent a scenario that can be improved this is normal activity in queries that use a parallel execution plan. This alert is identifiable by "Number of blocked descendants: Unknown" and the lack of any blocked sessions.

    I do not think this type of blocking should be ignored. But, there is no customize the behavior of this alert. If you exclude specific queries from the "Blocking process" alert you would not…

    3 votes
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  17. View transaction log

    Have ability to view and possibly generate recovery scripts from the transaction log

    6 votes
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  18. add "Red-Gate SQL Monitor" to the start of all titles

    If I have a lot of tabs open, the title of the page gets shortened. So, hypothetically, I have enough tabs open that only 4 letters show on the redgate SQL Monitor for the page title. Boss comes into my cubicle to talk to me about something, glances at my screen and sees I have a tab called "Anal..." open when it is really "Analysis", and some red flags will go off in his mind even though I'm doing nothing wrong. If it started out with "Red-Gate - Analysis" or "SQL Monitor - Analysis", even if that got shortened to…

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  19. configure notifications 'per alert per object' rather than just 'per alert'

    Right now we have a large number of SQL Servers across different environments such as dev, QA, production, etc. In a similar way to having multiple notification channels configured on an alert (another suggestion covers that), I'd like to be able to configure the alert notifications differently for each level that the alert is set at ... I'm away from work right now, but I think that although you can set the thresholds and filters at each group level, you cannot change the notification settings (eg, do NOT trigger SNMP alert for non-production environments). if I'm right about that, then…

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  20. data purging - add a flush/reset button

    it would be nice to have the possibility to clean/empty all data from sql monitor. for instance since we were trying different alert options etc... there's a lot of stuff which are not needed anymore. i mean after fine tuning the system i'd like to "start over" with a clean history even if we lose the old logs...

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