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  1. Monitoring of Windows Server Failover Cluster

    We would like to have the option to monitor Windows Server Failover Clusters as an integrated part of SQL Monitor. Considering that over 50% of our infrastructure is implemented as Always On High Availability Groups, operating on WSFC, we would like to have monitoring and alerts if something on WSFC level goes wrong such as a node disconnecting, a File Share Witness going down, errors reported in the WSFC console etc... At the moment, if something happens at WSFC, such as loosing quorum due to a file share witness going down, we are not being alerted and will not know…

    6 votes
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  2. Word Wrap Alert Comments

    Super minor detail, but it would be a more pleasant experience if I didn't have to use a scroll bar to read comments on Alerts. If it were word wrapped in some manner it would make the user experience better for me.

    5 votes
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  3. annotation

    I would like to be able to trigger an alert and notification when I use the RedgateSQM powershell module's Add-SqlMonitorAnnotation cmdlet.

    1 vote
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  4. add data from past to a custom metric

    Since data at the current point in time is still being processed and takes about a minute and a half to complete its way around the system a way to add a data point from a few minutes ago for example would be very advantageous.

    As a work around currently the metrics all do a
    where utc_date between
    dateadd(minute,-3,convert(smalldatetime,getutcdate()))
    and dateadd(minute,-2,convert(smalldatetime,getutcdate()))

    but this means that the data is always two minutes out when compared to the actual raw data

    2 votes
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  5. In the backup check would like it if we could select the times of the backup to then show that group

    in the Estate > backup page you are able to see issues such as RPO 1 week. it would be good to be able to click on this to then show the backups listed (fade the not appropriate backups).

    6 votes
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  6. With the AG Groups it would be good to have soft alerting on configurations

    With the AG it is possible to have different configuration on the server replicas. We mostly get caught out with Logins. but have had issues with XMLBlob size, linked servers and Server Master Keys.

    It would be good for monitor to alert (or be able to alert) if a Login does not exist on both (all) replicas. we have times when a quick addition through SSMS does not put the same login on all side. when fail over occurs we then have broken processing. It would be good for sids to be checked as well as this is another issue…

    6 votes
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  7. Avg. lock wait time alert

    Be able to have the Avg. lock wait time metric as a configurable alert.

    this metric is already available in the analysis tab, but we can't define alert on it.

    Avg. lock wait time
    The average wait time (in milliseconds) for each lock that could not be satisfied immediately and had to wait for resources.

    Equivalent PerfMon counter: SQLServer:Locks - Average Wait Time (ms)

    4 votes
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  8. Custom metrics and alerts powershell cmdlet

    Could there be a cmdlet to create custom metrics and alerts using Powershell

    14 votes
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  9. Export/Import Report configurations

    I'm using RedGate SQL server with different clients. Since the environments are not connected I have to manually create Report configurations for each client which takes quite some time. Also, any change to the Report configurations has to be then deployed by cilcking. Some export to XML or something similar and import wia PowerShell API would be nice.

    23 votes
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  10. Be able to see and dissect alerts for deadlocks on the AWS RDS platform.

    Currently, SQL Monitor does not raise deadlock alerts for AWS RDS database instances. I'd like this functionality to be added, as it's a major feature and selling point for the product.

    The current workaround we're using is a combination of AWS performance insights and a SQL script. A "single pane of glass" would be much more efficient.

    1 vote
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  11. LDAPS Support for user authentication for Redgate SQL Monitor

    LDAPS Support for user authentication for Redgate SQL Monitor . Now organization want to make the ldap communication to be more secure and moving to LDAPS communication . LDAP will be discontinued soon . When can this be implemented

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  12. network adapter name on overview page

    Currently network adapters' interface description is shown on the overview page of a monitored server. i am not interested of that information really, I would see the net adapter name as Get-NetAdapter cmdlet returns. So, Name should be there instead of the description.

    28 votes
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  13. Search metrics on the Analysis page to enable quick way to add them

    There are a lot of metrics in different groups on the Analysis page and searching for a single metric by scrolling through the list is becoming more and more tedious. Please create a way to search for the metric.

    16 votes
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  14. have more flexibility with user permissions.

    I'd like to be able to customize permissions. For instance, I would like an AD group to have the ability to set and remove alert suppressions (operational) but not have admin access to the monitor (administrative).

    2 votes
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  15. I'd like it to be more obvious that an active alert is no longer a current and unresolved issue

    Whenever an issue is flagged, for example in the night, it changed the server to red. Once you click on that, the state is "active" (more un acknowledged I would say if not current). For me it is not clear if that issue is still ongoing or that it had been an issue and is now resolved.
    Can it be made clear what the end time is if the alert is no longer active? (right now only start time is listed)

    2 votes
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  16. Control Alerts For Managed Instances Separately From On Prem.

    Some guidance for Azure SQL Managed Instances is different from on prem SQL Instances. For instance, there is information out there not to just do routine index maintenance and instead do statistics and only rebuild indexes when there is an obvious problem. Having a way to keep our current alerts for on prem and turn this off for Azure would be helpful.

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    Neil Turner responded

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for your suggestion. Can you provide a bit more context for your suggestion? What goal are you trying to accomplish?

    Would the current ability to control alert settings by group not be sufficient for this?

    Thanks,

    Neil
    (SQL Monitor product designer)

  17. Top 50 Queries should ignore queries that runs with explicit "waitfor"

    The query that runs with explicit "waitfor" should not be included in the top 50 query report.

    7 votes
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  18. Monitor repliction

    Monitor replication (same as replication monitor)

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  19. Add link to disk details on Server details page.

    From the Estate - Disk Usage tab we can select the specific drive to get usage details for that disk.
    When you navigate to a server from the Overview there is a section that shows the Disk Usage at a high level, but no links to drill into the specific disk.

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  20. Email queuing

    Basically, I would like email to queue up in SQL Monitor. In the event an email fails to send (account locked out, mail server down, etc), having the email just fail to send is not the desired result. When problems are resolved, the email should send.
    For example, lets say IT is doing scheduled maintenance on the email server and during that window one of the SQL instances shuts itself down due to an error (for arguments sake, lets say out of disk). SQL Monitor will see it go offline and try to send out the alert but fail because…

    7 votes
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