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  1. Add Query Impact metrics into analysis graphs

    Add the ability to report on Query Impact metric in the analysis section to monitor trends.

    3 votes
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  2. azure overview

    Azure SQL databases display differently than SQL server databases on the overview page, which makes them difficult to see. And even with the Azure SQL databases, there are further differences if the databases are members of elastic pools or not.

    Please change the Overview Page to either a) show them more consistently, since there's no other indication of what's different.
    or b) rearchitect the way Azure SQL DBs are displayed on the overview page so it's clear they are Azure SQL and that would also give you the ability to show them whatever way makes the most sense for the…

    3 votes
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  3. To show top server Process memory usage

    Under the "Processes", it would that we can sort the top memory usage as well. There are times we got alert that the server memory usage is high and we need to know what other OS processes is utilizing the server memory other than SQL.

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  4. "Take Screenshot" Feature in Analysis Section

    I have the need very often to take screenshots for non-technical management slideshows.

    Could you add a button in the analysis panel to take a screenshot of the analysis timeline?

    I would like to obtain something like this (with a single click)

    https://images4.imagebam.com/c4/e9/b5/MEC1R73_o.png

    Thank you

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  5. Create a threshold for how many times a job can fail before raising an alert.

    We have jobs that fire every minute, or every 5 minutes - similar to heartbeat jobs. If the job fails once or twice, we don't care. If it fails 10 times in a row we do care.

    18 votes
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  6. Increase SQL Monitor email Alerts to larger than 400 KB

    We have some alerts for important servers that require you to login to SQL Monitor to see the full details because they exceed 400 KB. The alert currently reads:

    "Details
    Details omitted because they exceeded 400KB. Please log into SQL Monitor to view them.
    View full alert details
    Configure alert"

    Please increase this value so that we can see the full alert details within an email instead of having to login to SQL Monitor to see them.

    Thank-you!

    3 votes
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  7. Select custom date range in Estate - SQL Agent Jobs

    Would like to be able to view SQL Agent Jobs between dates. Currently you can pick from Day - Week - Month but it would be really good to have "Custom" also which allows you to select start and end date.

    87 votes
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  8. For the "Job failing" alert, add the ability to exclude job categories

    The "Job failing" alert currently has the ability to exclude jobs based on job name and owner. It would be very useful to also have the ability to exclude jobs based on the Agent Job Category.

    2 votes
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  9. Webhook notification for HIGH only or High/Medium only

    Just like you can do with email notifications, would like the ability to send WebHook notifications for only HIGH, or ONLY HIGH and MEDIUM alerts.

    10 votes
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  10. Update the password of the account with powershell module

    I do not want to use the base monitoring account, to monitor the different databases. So I need to use a separate account for that. In order to regularly be able to rotate the password of this account, I would need the PowerShell module be updated with a function to update the password.

    3 votes
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  11. Data Export

    Export the top querys list with detail as excel file or can be mail to another person.

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  12. save monitoring data of a specific day

    When having performance related issues on environments we'd like to be able to "save" the data of a specific day or days in order to do a proper root cause analysis, even over a longer period of time.
    Due to aggregation of data we're now seeing issues arise that after a certain period we're no longer able to access detailed monitoring data of that day through SQL Monitor. Being able to access this data in SQL Monitor helps us correlate this data against other monitoring systems even after aggregation.
    Our suggestion would be to add a save button for a…

    4 votes
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  13. AWS FSx drive status

    In our company we are using AWS FSx drives for our SQL Server databases. The FSx drives are not real drives, they are more like a shared folder, I'm wondering if there is a way to add those drives on SQL Monitor so we can check disk space and get alerts. AWS has been adding more features for FSx drives to be used on SQL Servers. Right now the only way to monitor that is using AWS console or alerts, which are not very friendly and only available for some system administrators.

    7 votes
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  14. Permission granularity on server/cluster objects

    It would be great to assign a set of users in a security group a read only or any other access to a particular cluster node instead of the full cluster. It is a managed environment with shared responsibilities, so it is essential to have this granularity in permission management.

    12 votes
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  15. Central configuration of child base monitors from the parent/central base monitor

    Context: We have a base monitor at our office connected to one or multiple base monitors at our clients environment.

    Problem: To configure the base monitor at our clients location, we need to connect to that base monitor. In order for us to reach that base monitor we have a to connect through multiple VPN's and steppingstones, which makes a simple click a time consuming action for us.

    Desired solution: We want to be able to configure a child base monitor from our central base monitor at our office. For example adding a member tot a group or check on…

    26 votes
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    under review  ·  Neil Turner responded

    We will soon be exploring how to make it easier to configure multiple base monitors.

  16. Disk space alert

    The disk space alert can be configured on Server-Level as a host machine alert, but the alert is fired for every Instance on that host.

    As example, we have 5 instances on a sever, each instance has it's own drive, e.g.
    instance1 on drive d:
    instance2 on drive e:
    instance3 on drive f:
    etc.

    If one instance, e.g. instance2 on drive e: is filling up it disk, the alert is fired for all instances. We would like to see an alert only for the instance that is affected and not 5 alerts.

    1 vote
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  17. Fragmented Indexes

    Would like to add row count and fill factor to the alert as depending on how many rows there are depends on whether a reaction is needed

    Fragmented indexes:
    Index Table name Fragmentation(%) No. of pages

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  18. Add a process that automatically checks to see if a stand-alone SQL Instance has become an Always-On Availability Group

    There is a stand-alone SQL Instance that is being successfully monitored by SQL Monitor.

    The SQL Instance importance has increased and the SQL Instance becomes an Always-On Availability Group. This change is not detected by SQL Monitor.

    The work around is to remove the SQL Instance from being monitored and re-add, the SQL Instance for monitoring so that the change is detected.

    Add a process that automatically checks to see if a stand-alone SQL Instance has become an Always-On Availability Group or has been removed from a Availability group to become a stand-alone instance once again.

    6 votes
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  19. See job history beyond one month

    Currently the Estate Job page only offers a view of a day, week or month, but sometimes we need to see trends beyond one month.
    Is it possible to add a variable window? Or a fixed one of a year?

    3 votes
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  20. Fix the column headers for the Top Queries when scrolling

    On the Server Overview "Top Queries" section, it would be helpful if the header row of the table didn't scroll off the screen. I keep scrolling back up to work out if I'm looking at reads/writes/CPU Time/etc.

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