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  1. Add Active/Ended as SELECT drop-down options for Events

    The current Alerts page Select drop-down has None/All/Read/Unread

    For events, such as Disk Space, being able to Select "Ended" to get rid of the noise, helps focus on what needs to be addressed.

    If the list doesn't have any Event-type row, don't offer this pair of options.

    1 vote
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  2. Add Active/Ended as SELECT drop-down options for Events

    The current Alerts page Select drop-down has None/All/Read/Unread

    For events, such as Disk Space, being able to Select "Ended" to get rid of the noise, helps focus on what needs to be addressed.

    If the list doesn't have any Event-type row, don't offer this pair of options.

    3 votes
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    under review  ·  Neil Turner responded

    We’ll look into this. In the meantime you can set-up a custom filter for Active or Ended events and use the ‘Select All’ to select these rows.

  3. Improve filters available for alerts

    A recent incident I have been working on revealed to me that filters work based on last update which makes it hard to find alerts that you know would have started around a specific time. The ability to filter on start/end times as well as show this information in view returned.

    1 vote
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  4. be able to switch support for cloud-features and off based on company needs

    Some companies still operate on-premises only, others operate only for Amazon RDS xor Azure. Having all these cloud-database features enabled clutters the user interface and I'd rather like to enable/disable such support through configuration options like
    [ ] enable Amazon RDS
    [ ] enable Azure SQL
    [ ] enable Azure Instance
    ...
    [ ] enable Oracle/xxx/yyy features

    5 votes
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  5. Detailed Memory usage breakdown

    I would like to see a breakdown of memory usage. For example, how much memory is used by the plan cache, how much for the buffer pool, etc.
    Also, a breakdown of memory usage per database.

    8 votes
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  6. In SQL Monitor, I want to use a variable description in a custom alert.

    Some custom metrics could be about things like a specific disk, job or DB-object. At this moment it's not possible to specify those in a generic Alert.
    If besides the metric value a descriptive value was allowed, it would be possible to parse the descriptive value into the Alert.

    3 votes
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  7. Overlay Alerts on the Analysis page

    Please add overlay alerts and annotations on the Analysis page. This would simplify the analysis and finding correlations.

    16 votes
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  8. A way to showcase all SQL Statements running for a specific time frame

    A way to showcase all SQL Statements running for a specific time frame. This is will be helpful to investigate any issue that occurred in the past.

    5 votes
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  9. Monitor Azure SQL Read Scale-out Database

    I would like to monitor the Read Scale-out Azure SQL DB that gets created when on Business Critical tier.
    We are moving our Read queries to this database using "ApplicationIntent=ReadOnly" specified in the connection string. SQL Monitor allows to configure the primary for monitoring but provides no options to add a connection string when adding a server so am unable to add the secondary read-only DB for monitoring.

    26 votes
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  10. Be able to schedule a maintenance window with the possibility to use an offset.

    Be able to schedule a maintenance window with the possibility to use an offset. Say every 3rd tuesday of the month + 12 days.

    5 votes
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  11. Trigger a device check-in via powershell

    We use powershell scripts to shut down and start SQL services before and after maintenance. The scripts create a suppression window before and after as well. However, if the suppression window is removed too soon after the services are up, alerts are still fired because SQL Monitor thinks the server is still down. We workaround this by adding a delay in the scripts, but it's annoying to sit and wait for it. I'd like to be able to force SQL Monitor to check in with the server before removing the alert suppression window.

    3 votes
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  12. Show/Hide metrics on Analysis page

    Please add an option to show/hide selected metrics on the Analysis page. Something similar to the Reports graph would do.

    13 votes
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  13. Monitor SSRS

    Monitor Reporting services

    3 votes
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  14. Monitor Disk Overallocation

    Recently we ran into disk space issues on a server. Looking into that, it was discovered that a 10TB database had 3TB in "Unused" space. That is the space was allocated to a table, but the table needed to be reorganized to recover the space. sp_spaceused shows this space, and a disk report of top tables clearly showed the Unused space. This was not something that Redgate noticed. Going back over our estate, we discovered there were more such databases where we could recover space. This could also be noted at an individual file level. Reorganizing that one database has…

    2 votes
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  15. see an administrative web-based log viewer

    Having the ability to review logs in a web-based interface is useful for administrators of a tool so we can diagnose and remedy some problems without needing to reach out to support. The downside is the log needs to be filterable or multiple log files need to exist.
    An example of a log that would be useful would be an email log. In the event an email fails to send, I'd like to know why without needing to download the entire log in a zip, extract the zip locally, and browse through it when I am looking for a specific…

    2 votes
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  16. Add User Settings feature

    Add a User Settings feature that will hold all user preferences, as different DBAs / users have different ways in using SQL Monitor. For example - (1) ability to display on the Overviews page only desired health levels (Critical, Warning, etc), or named group, or base monitor, or any combination, rather than load all servers from all groups from all base monitors. I really don't want to know that I have 265 healthy out of 275 servers - this will speed up loading of the Overviews page. (2) any other user preference.

    4 votes
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  17. Automatic validation of regex for Long-running query configuration

    When applying regex filters for long-running queries, a malformed expressions causes the page to just drop the error and not take the save action.
    My suggestion is to just implement a basic regex validation and prompt/indication on error.

    2 votes
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  18. Clear Select Alerts from Dashboard when ended

    I'd like the ability to close alerts from the Latest Alert board if they are ended. A checkbox in Alert Configuration to self-close alerts once Ended would be good to have
    Eg: I have certain 5-minute jobs that fail once a day if their corresponding run completes I'd like the Alert to clear itself.

    I can configure the Alert Ended to send email notification stating its ended but it still stays active on the Alerts list in SQL Monitor.

    10 votes
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  19. Please add granular details on memory and processor usage

    Please add granular details on memory and processor usage to display resources used by each individual process

    2 votes
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  20. Display maintenance windows on timeline

    When looking at the timeline graph with the CPU/IO/Waits stats it would be very nice to see the maintenance windows, for example as a difference background color.
    This would help immediately recognize why IO is spiking for example. I realize that can also be accomplished with the Baseline for regular maintenance but I don't see it as mutually exclusive since a maintenance window can be configured at any time.

    3 votes
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