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  1. create user permissions script

    provide the sql to run for users to use during install to assign permissions to the back end database use and the monitored db use

    obviously explain about the SysAdmin problem with your product

    https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/80787/required-permissions-changed-after-upgrade
    https://forum.red-gate.com/discussion/80448/new-permissions-needed-for-monitoring
    https://documentation.red-gate.com/display/SM7/Permissions

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    • I would like to be able to export/import all of my custom metrics that i have configured in my SQL Monitor. Is this at all possible?

      We are migrating our SQL Monitor to a new server and i would like to avoid having to manually recreate all the custom metrics we have configured. Any suggestions would be most welcome.

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      • Apply filters to more SQL Server alerts

        In configuring Long Running Query, I'm able to specify a filter on the process name (e.g. wanted to exclude my "Barracuda" backup processes - and did so successfully). I'd like to do the same for other Alerts such as Deadlocks and Blocking Processes.

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        • 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

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          • Identify which Virtual Host a server is on

            In our environment we have a number of different virtual hosts and clusters on which our servers are hosted. It would be quite useful if the SQL server summary information showed the name of the host and cluster on which it is being hosted. As well if host and cluster name could be displayed somehow on the analysis graphs that would be great.

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            • Alerts to be automatically marked as cleared after 'X' days

              Have an option so alerts can be automatically marked as cleared after a variable amount of days.
              This would prevent us from manually clearing them down.

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              • Identify and alert on heap fragmentation

                Currently SQL Monitor does not have a way to identify and alert on heap fragmentation. I suggest you add this to the product.

                I know having a heap is usually a bad idea and that heap maintenance is a pain (rebuilding a heap also rebuilds all the nonclustered indexes on it, SQL Server doesn't release a page of a heap table, and doesn't use free space in previously used pages unless you are doing deletes with TABLOCK hints), but there are some valid use cases for heaps.

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                • Poll the SQL Monitor Targets on Demand.

                  When we make a configuration change to address an Alert. By polling the TARGET on demand after making change, we want to make sure that the alert is addressed.

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                  • Include Custom SQL Code in alerts

                    When creating custom alerts, I would like to be able to include information that can be retrieved by running a SQL query.

                    One example is using the pre-built Failed SQL login custom alert that is available to setup. The alert notifies when this event occurs, but it fails to include information like which login failed, etc.

                    It would be nice to be able to build part of the e-mail body in the alert to include some critical data that can be queries using T-SQL.

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                    • Customize the Alert page Columns

                      Due to the lack of any useful actual time-zone date-time presentation in the UI (I still have issues because of the SEVEN I have to deal with), kindly allow us to add columns to the Alerts page.

                      Specifically, I MUST HAVE the Group designation. This is the way I group by time-zone. When looking down the All Servers list, because there are always alerts across all the zones, having the "time-zone" right before the "Object" makes handling the busy list much easier than having to wait for each node's page to render, especially as the Alert Page performance has been…

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                      • Notification Profiles

                        It would be nice to have different notification profiles. For example, I'd like to have a notification profile for business hours vs. after hours.
                        For business hours, I'd like to be notified when certain alerts happen, but during after hours, I would only like to know about if there is a system down issues.

                        It would be nice to have some kind of alert escalation system like this. So if I want certain alerts to alert me only when the High threshold has been reached after hours, but any other alerts during business hours.

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                        • Generate Notifications using a RESTful API Call

                          Considering the various ways that your customers may want to receive notifications, the ability to make calls to a RESTful API would be a big win.

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                          • Looking at the information recorded for top 10 queries I cant see a recorded date as to when query ran. Is it recoded somewhere if so how ca

                            Looking at the information recorded for top 10 queries I cant see a recorded date as to when query ran. Is it recoded somewhere if so how can i see it . If it is not why not. trying to track down who ran a query is very hard without a timestamp or username as to who ran it
                            http://127.0.0.1:8080/overviews/cluster/wdcwdbp692/sql/sqlwprd1#?Zoom=1498683547086,1498690747086&MaxTime=1498690747086&Present=true&Range=

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                            • 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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                              • pass

                                Platform as a service(PaaS) support on SQL Monitor

                                6 votes
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                                • The ability to exclude nodes in a cluster I don't want to monitor.

                                  When a cluster spans regions I want to be able to only monitor my "active" region and note my "passive/DR" region.

                                  If my primary region fails I would like to switch over my licenses to the other region in SQL Monitor so that I retain my license count.

                                  16 votes
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                                  • Run a custom SQL script when an alert is raised

                                    We use SQL monitor very heavily for our SQL and application monitoring, what we would like is for each alert to be able to define a custom sql script to run when the alert is raised, the output of this sql should be included in the alert.

                                    This would allow us to do things like capture whoisactive when blocking occurs or other application specific things and make responding to alerts MUCH easier.

                                    7 votes
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                                    • upgrade without reentering credentials

                                      When you run an upgrade, there should be an option that just uses the current service credentials (i.e. leaves everything as is) instead of having to re-enter them.

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                                      • 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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                                        • Missing database name in blocking session alert

                                          When I receive an alert about a blocking session, it does not tell me the database. The mail starts with e.g.

                                          Blocking Session ID: 93
                                          Number of blocked descendants: 1
                                          Total blocking duration for all descendants: 00:03:02
                                          Blocking SQL fragment: CREATE PROCEDURE [dbo]...

                                          In the subsequent blocks (blocked sessions) it shows the corresponding database name, but only after much of scrolling, when the block cames from a long procedure (some with > 1000 lines).

                                          So please add the database name to the blocking session part too.

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