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  1. ERRORLOG tab on Alerts

    When we are viewing an alert, it would be nice to have a view into the ERRORLOG at that point in time. If we could have the option of adding an ERRORLOG tab under the Performance Data section on each alert, that would be handy.

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  2. Add a Description field in the Databases section

    Dashboard, drill down to the Databases Screen. In that section, there are currently 4 fields or columns - Name, Availability, Transactions/sec, Database size. Will it be possible to add another string field to store a high level description of the database; this will be really useful for our users. Can the new field comes after the name, be 200-300 characters in length and can be a pop-up if a mouse pointer hovers over it. Many thanks.

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  3. Be able to identify Base Monitors by a user friendly name in a MSP Solution

    For example in the "Manage Servers" screen, when using a MSP Solution, it's only possible to view the actual names entered on the Base Monitor Configuration page.
    Without having to resort to a DNS work-around for this issue, it would be nice to add the option to use a "Display Friendly name" instead of the name of the Base Monitor Server.
    That way, people who don't know which individual server belongs to which individual client or base monitor, can easily identify them based on their displayname.

    2 votes
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  4. 3 votes
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  5. Under Estate section: display last date/time server and/or instances on each server were restarted

    I want to know what SQL Server Services are running/stopped on each server and be able to alerted if said servers are stopped.

    6 votes
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  6. Easily identify which base monitor is hosting a monitored SQL Server host

    In a multi-base monitor configuration it is a bit cumbersome to identify which base monitor is hosting a given entry on the overview page. Yes, one can search all the SQL Server host machines on each base host, but that takes time. It would be better to have an entry in overviews that identifies where it is hosted.

    4 votes
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  7. Have a way to exclude Deadlock alerts based on the T-SQL or Proc name

    I would like to exclude alerts for deadlocks based on a procedure name or other T-SQL, just like I can do for LRQ and other alerts. Please see http://productsupport.red-gate.com/hc/requests/170766

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  8. show sql related windows event log entries

    Rather than going through all Windows event log entries looking for SQL related events on every monitored server, it would be good to have them displayed on the server screen along with the SQL Error log entries.

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  10. Extend field width of Server Selector field on top of Dashboard to be the same width as the Drop Down

    Go to Dashboard; Overview tab; drill down to one of the servers. On top of this next form (Server Host Metrics form) is the Server Selector field with a Drop Down list box. When you select the down arrow key to open the List Box the width of the List box is about twice the width of the Server Selector field. Is it possible to make the width of the Selector field the same as the drop down or make it user defined/variable? Right now it's around 27 chars. We have long server aliases/names so if extended, it will help…

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  11. 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.

    6 votes
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  12. 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.

    5 votes
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  13. Record queries terminated by the client

    We use an ADO client with a query timeout of 30s by default.

    These queries are not being captured by SQL Monitor. If they were, it might highlight the cause of why they are taking so long.

    For context, we have a query that regularly takes a couple of seconds to execute, but every hour or so exceeds the 30s timeout and we would really benefit from SQL Monitor to capture those to help diagnose why.

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  14. Prevent Active Directory lockout from a single failed attempt to log into the dashboard

    If the user mistypes their password when trying to log into the SQL Monitor dashboard, their Windows account gets locked out in Active Directory. This happens on the first failed attempt, so presumably there's an automatic retry happening.

    (This ticket is similar to https://sqlmonitor.uservoice.com/forums/91743-suggestions/suggestions/16845169-keep-from-locking-account-when-registering-server, but that one is for the server monitor login and this is for the dashboard user's personal login)

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  15. Display parameter list in the query plan form

    It would be great to be able to see the parameter list from the query plan in the "Query Plan" form without having to download the plan and traversing the XML file.

    It would save time troubleshooting problematic queries.

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  16. Create custom user roles

    We would like to create custom roles to grant granluar access to specific functions/features in RedGate SQL monitoring console. Currently, permissions can be granted on monitored objects not on functions except using existing Reporting and Viewer only roles. There is no option to grant Estate access to selected team members or groups.

    3 votes
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  17. Ability to export backup history detail for providing audit information easily.

    possibilities I can think of that might help to add are each backup having it's own export button when the backup history graph is expanded out, including the backup history on the current excel sheet or possibly having a summary report for it in the Reports section

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  18. Ability to export backup history detail for providing audit information easily.

    possibilities I can think of that might help to add are each backup having it's own export button when the backup history graph is expanded out, including the backup history on the current excel sheet or possibly having a summary report for it in the Reports section

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  19. I use SQL Monitor every day and use the failure reports for SQL Agent jobs, it is most useful. However, when there is an issue with an SSIS

    I use SQL Monitor every day and use the failure reports for SQL Agent jobs, it is most useful. However, when there is an issue with an SSIS package that is automated via SQL Agent I have to leave SQL Monitor and go to SSMS. It would be really handy if SQL Monitor could read the SSIS errors. Is this something that is in the road map or could be put in please? Thanks.

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  20. I would like alert sounds.

    Every product I have used in the past allowed for an Alert sound that you could turn off and on. I get that this is annoying to some people but for certain alerts I like to have a sound on them because I am not LOOKING at RedGate or my email, but I always have RedGate open. So setting any High alerts to a certain sound let everybody in the office know that there was an issue.

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