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

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  1. Geeting listener name in AG info

    Would it be possible to get the SQL Server AlwaysOn AG listener name in the SQL Monitor dashboard?

    3 votes
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  2. Azure AD modern authentication for SQL Monitor

    Be able to login into Redgate SQL Monitor using AAD with multi-factor authentication

    13 votes
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  3. Allow custom scopes in OpenID Connect authorization request

    Currently SQL Monitor only sends the scopes "openid profile".
    In my usage the "groups" scope is needed as well.

    Make this parameter configurable to support any number of custom scopes.

    3 votes
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  4. Seconds left out in the error log time

    the seconds not displayed in the error log time . This gives some difficulty to check some event using Redgate .

    1 vote
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  5. Azure ad intergration

    My wish is that my users can sign-in with azure user account.

    19 votes
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  6. filter webhook notifications

    I would like to be able to filter which webhook notifications get sent out via an option in alert settings - notifications.
    e.g. for each alert, we have the option to send an email to a default address, an alternative address, or don't send an email for this alert.

    1 vote
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  7. Webhook notifications need to be configurable at an alert level

    While Webhook notifications is a cute idea, it has no value to me if I can't customize what alerts get it. Please add a Webhooks column to the individual alert settings.

    20 votes
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  8. search Top Queries

    I have a process that reports on stored proc outliers. When I go to SQL Monitor, it is very difficult to search the top queries to find the particular stored proc.

    For instance, if I do a ctrl+f and search for "I.Invoices", the search may find that snippet in "hidden" areas (in the dropdowns) but I cannot tell where the found items are.

    A query syntax search of the top queries would be extremely helpful.

    9 votes
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  9. Recognize Low Alerts visually in overview

    Low Alerts show as blue dots on the Latest Alerts panel, but in the overview they show Green like Healthy.
    Especially when showing Small Tiles (we monitor 60+ instances) they do not stand out from Healty ones (see the attached examples).

    For that reason I dont use many Low Alerts.
    It would be more consistent to use blue in the overviews also.

    4 votes
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  10. Monitor Azure Managed Instances

    Redgate Monitor still does not appear to fully support Azure Managed Instances. As our primary business is about to move across solely to Azure Managed Instances, this is now a seriously high priority for us.

    We are heavy users of Redgate Monitor for our business, so this is now starting to be become a bit of a worry for us.

    46 votes
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  11. Support SAML for Web Single Sign-On (SSO)

    SQL Monitor should be able to support Enterprise Single Sign-On using SAML. Is this on the roadmap?

    57 votes
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  12. Monitor SQL instances running in AWS RDS

    Enable SQL Monitor to add AWS RDS instances as monitored servers

    101 votes
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  13. Ability To Alias PaaS (SQL Azure) Instances

    You currently can alias IaaS instances but the option does not show up if it is a PaaS instance.

    8 votes
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  14. Wire up Notifications to MS Teams (in addition to Slack)

    Wire up Notifications to MS Teams (in addition to Slack)

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  15. SQL Agent jobs with a 'cancelled' status are incorrectly flagged as 'Job failing' in the Alert Inbox

    With Always On related SQL Agent jobs, an initial job step is added to check whether the target database is Primary/Secondary on the cluster node. If 'Primary', then continue with subsequent job steps, if 'Secondary' then stop and do not attempt any further job steps. In circumstances where the job is stopped the last run outcome is shown as 'Canceled' - however, SQL Monitor shows these particular status jobs as 'Job failing' in the Alert Inbox. The job hasn't really failed and has been stopped in a controlled way. Can the status of these job be correctly identified please?

    11 votes
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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Thanks for this suggestion, and for the additional comments which helped us decide quickly what solution to implement.

    Version 9.0.13 released 23rd May includes a new Job cancelled alert (off by default) and stops the existing Job failing alert being raised for cancelled jobs.

    We hope this meets requirements and will mark it as closed, but please do raise further suggestions for any improvements you would like to see.

    Thanks,
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  16. Job duration taking too long - triggering WHILE job is still running

    CONTEXT: If a job is taking a long time (outside of some predefined threshold), we want to be alerted about it. That’s often an actionable alert – we could decide to stop the job, we could let the users know that report XY will be late as a consequence etc. One step further is being alerted on the job STEP level as well.

    PROBLEM: Current alert “Job duration unusual” is triggered AFTER the job completes, if it meets the alert's criteria. We need an alert to trigger WHILE the job (or job step) is still running, but the criteria is…

    118 votes
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  17. PLEASE PUT BACK THE OPTION TO SELECT MULTIPLE ALERTS

    is anyone as frustrated as I am about the removal of selecting multiple alerts and adding a comment in one swoop?

    At least make it an admin option so that it can be turned on or off

    We are wasting so much time every day trying to clear alerts and it is unproductive

    26 votes
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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Thanks for letting us know this was important to your workflow.

    Version 8.0.23 has now been released and includes the return of the ability to add comments to multiple alerts.

    This was initially removed while developing the ability to group alerts, and it’s taken us longer than expected to reintroduce – apologies for the inconvenience this caused.

    We hope this solves this suggestion so will mark it as completed.

  18. In the Estate view you are 2 CU's behind for SQL Server 2016.

    Currently SQL Monitor shows the latest SQL Server 2016 version to be SP2 CU4 yet the latest is SP2 CU6. This should show the latest version.

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  19. Have more flexibility in Maintenance Window Schedules

    We do OS and SQL Server patching one Sunday a month for dev and QA and the following Sunday for production. I think if maintenance windows scheduler looked more like setting a schedule in an agent job it would be perfect for setting these kinds of maintenance windows. And if we could drive setting / modifying maintenance windows via T-SQL that would be even better.

    7 votes
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    Thanks for this suggestion. SQL Monitor 10 now allows teams to suppress alerts, or just their notifications, over certain periods using alert suppression windows. Please see What’s New in SQL Monitor 10 for more details (https://www.red-gate.com/hub/product-learning/sql-monitor/whats-new-in-sql-monitor-10).

    We hope this meets requirements and will mark it as completed. Please raise further suggestions for any improvements you would like to see.

    Thanks,

    SQL Monitor product team

  20. Don't check Agent status for Express Edition

    Whenever I add a server to the monitoring that is Express Edition, I get alerted that the SQL Agent service is not running.
    Well d'uh. It's Express Edition. The Agent service cannot run on it.

    Instead of always giving me this alert and then having me go in and disable it for yet another server, why not change the logic to not raise this alert at all when the edition is detected as Express?

    3 votes
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