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  1. Report - Longest running queries: Include Stored Procedure name

    Please include the name of the stored procedure (where applicable) in the report of "Longest running queries".
    Currently I need to use SQL Search to find the procedure that includes the query.

    You can do a LEFT OUTER JOIN sys.objects using object_id to find the name (object_name) of the originating stored procedure.

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  2. See on the overview page incase of a AlwaysOn or a windows cluster which node is the active\primary

    We have several windows clusters and AlwaysOn clusters. It would be very helpful to see on the overview page which node is active.

    It can be easily done by adding a color to the AG icon on the tile.

    I know that it can be seen on the cluster overview but I really think it belongs on the Overview page.

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  3. bring Failed SQL Agent Jobs to the front

    Show Failed SQL Agent Jobs at the first. Currently its behind (graphic)

    For us its important to see the Failed Jobs.

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  4. Slack notification in more detailed

    Slack notifies the alert, would be great to view complete details in slack specific to notified. This helps giving access to development for a slack channel to look into Long Running Query corresponding to database. without giving full access

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  5. Set Maintenance Window by Group

    We do maintenance by class of server (DEV, QA PRD) and update an entire group during one maintenance window. It would be nice to be able to select a group like "Production" and set one maintenance window instead of setting it for each server. And since we do maintenance on the second Sunday for one group and the third Sunday for another we can't set a window and forget it. We have to set it before the weekend there will be work done and then clear it on the following Monday. More scheduling flexibility would be a wonderful addition.

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  6. I am making reports in the Red Gate SQL Monitor. I am organizing them by databases in AGs. This is difficult because when selecting what dat

    I am making reports in the Red Gate SQL Monitor. I am organizing them by databases in AGs. This is difficult because when selecting what database to monitor it is either ALL on server or an individual one. I have to put a new line for each database I want. Could you please also include "ALL in AG xxx". This way I do not have to add a line for each database in the AG I am monitoring, and if I add or take away a database from that AG then it will automatically be done on the report.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Suport for Azure SQL Hyperscale

    Add support for the new Azure SQL Hyperscale PaaS solution

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  9. Estate Page - Disk Usage - Show Actual with Allocated

    There's plenty of real-estate to include a column for database file rows that shows the true "USED" space, not the Allocated space.

    Right now, SQM is predicting data drive exhaustion at 16 days hence:
    Fake "Used": 5,634.5 GB Capacity: 5,959.4 GB Fake "% Used": 95% Time until full: in 16 days

    Sadly, Untrue, from a "Used" perspective - only true from an Allocated perspective!

    When I drill into that drive, THIS is the truth:
    Used: 4,752.6 GB Capacity: 5,611.7 GB

    Please promote this "USED" as a higher-level total, and use it as a projection - i.e., retain a history of…

    4 votes
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  10. full table scans

    Highlight full table scans on big tables, so these can be investigated

    It could be these tables have grown, so initially they were ok, but now they aren't

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  11. Alarm based on cumulative wait ms/s

    The per server overview includes a graph of wait ms/s. I want to be able to set an alarm threshold based on Core Count and wait ms/s - If the server is waiting for more than 30% of total available cycles then raise an alarm

    E.g. Server has 24 cores, and therefore 24,000 ms/s of available waits

    Wait ms/s = 10,000 - 10,000 / 24,000 = 41.7% - ALARM
    Wait ms/s = 2,500 - 2,500 / 24,000 = 10.4% - No alarm

    5 votes
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  12. Add free-format text when emailing an Alert

    When I email a DEADLOCK to a team member familiar with, or responsible for, the functional area, for them to get a "blind" DEADLOCK email, bearing no introductory narrative, saying nothing about frequency, or suggesting that mitigation code be added where known to not be present, means I have to email to myself, compose the extras, and forward.

    The ability to add a header-block to the email, with a polite sign-off, is more likely to engage, than for the recipient to have to start asking unnecessary questions.

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  13. Utilize SQL (or SQL-like) statements in filters.

    Utilize SQL (or SQL-like) statements in the filters, specifically on the Overview tab to filter on server name. For example: '%sql%' AND '%prod%'
    Currently you can only do 1 fuzzy logic search. Also, you cannot search just by one character.

    18 votes
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  14. ignore events triggered from SIEM vulnerability scanners..

    when we run a vulnerability scan on our SQL servers we get a lot of redgate alerts, i know you can setup to ignore certain alerts and have a maintenance window but ignoring the alerts isn't an option (what if its actually a hack) and the maintenance window is dangerous for obvious reasons.

    3 votes
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  15. Change Processor Utilization per instance

    Currently i have 4 instances which are part of an availability group and run maintenance as various times. although different maintenance windows would be nice to have the flexibility of changing Processor Utilization per instance rather than per cluster.

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  16. Custom disk alerts in a cluster is lost when instance is moved to a new host

    We often use customized disk alerts for larger disks i.e. instead of using the default alerts we might configure a High alert at 200 GB and a medium at 250 GB.

    These custom alerts is not set on the instance level so when we move the instance to a new host the custom alerts will not follow the instance and the alert has to be set up again.

    As our largest cluster is 9 node cluster with 23 instances and 3 disk each this cause us to configure these alerts at a maximum of 621 instead of 69 times. That…

    21 votes
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  17. 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.

    33 votes
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  18. Wire up Notifications to MS Teams (in addition to Slack)

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

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  19. Exclude individual databases entirely from scope

    There are some databases (including the RedGateMonitor database) that i do not want to see reported with alerts. I want the ability to omit certain databases entirely from the scope of monitoring and leave all other databases on that machine in the scope of monitoring/alerts.

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  20. Report Poller Error - turn off the PFUR

    There is an administrative event error in windows event log occurring every minute or less. This error is unrelated to report poller and is product feature usage reporting (PFUR) unsuccessfully reporting back to redgate. I have been assured this message is harmless, but I think anything that is happening every minute on the server is bound to have some detrimental effect.

    Please add a feature to turn off this usage reporting.

    3 votes
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