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  1. Notifications support for Microsoft Teams

    Just like Slack (Webhook) notification support, it would be great if SQL Monitor could send notifications to Microsoft Teams.

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    • Job execution in overview graphs

      It would be nice if you in the Overview graphs could see SQL Agent Jobs, just like long running queries, deadlocks etc.
      It could be good for troubleshooting high disk IO, CPU etc, if you could see that a job has started running at a point.

      I've tried to illustrate my idea in the attached file.

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      • Enhance Reports with additional Summary Tiles

        Different Summary Tiles for example: Servers with lowest Page Life Expectancy, Servers with Highest Transactions/Second, Servers with Highest Disk Transfers/Second,

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        • nagstamon support

          hi,

          it would be very nice to have support for nagstamon.

          https://nagstamon.ifw-dresden.de/

          thanks.

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          • Search SQL Monitor Long Running Query Alerts By User Running Query

            It would be very useful to search the Long Running Query alerts for a user? The alert text that is displayed in the GUI and in the alert emails list the user running the query. I have Monitor set up to only send the alert emails for my HIGH category. But, when I want to do analysis or documentation, I would love to find all of the alerts Low, Med or High, that are attributed to a specific user or a group of users. Is that possible? To filter the list in the UI to only show alerts from a…

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            • Enable extended events per server

              Currently, enabling the use of extended events is a global setting.

              It would be great if this could be enabled per server, to avoid well-documented issues (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/2878139/fix-using-dbghelp-dll-version-4-0-5-error-is-logged-in-sql-server-2012) between extended events and older versions of SQL Server (namely SQL 2008 which is still in extended support until 2019)

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              • deadlock frame procname text missing final character

                The SQL displayed under the frame procname for a deadlock is missing the final character of the SQL.
                e.g: and #ttable.StartDate is nul
                Should be
                and #ttable.StartDate is null

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                • Support for showing multiple metrics with the same units on Analysis Graph

                  When showing more than one metric on a graph on the Analysis page, I fully understand that it is difficult to merge the units scales on the x axis. So what you get is each graph has it's 'own' x axis - and I get that - it makes sense when the units are incompatible (eg. percentage vs KB used vs batch/sec).

                  But when all the metrics are measure in the same units, it can create a visually confusing graph.

                  For example I'm looking at memory usage over time, so I've chosen Machine: memory used, SQL Server: total memory, SQL…

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                  • Add exclusions to Job Failing alerts

                    When a user deliberately stops a job while it's running, it fires a job failed alert. Add exclusion regex so we can add something like "The job was stopped prior to completion by User...." to ignore these.

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                    • Add button to manually email an alert on the Alert Detail page

                      Sometimes when browsing alerts, there is a need to forward the alert to another user or group. While doing so can be done from an email client (if the given alert is configured to go to email), it would be nice to be able to have a button to send email for a specific alert on the fly.

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                      • Improve alert troubleshooting by showing sql server error log

                        When viewing an alert it may be helpful to see the error log for the server for the surrounding time. RAISERROR can log to the error log, so this info could be useful to see.

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                        • Show Job Description in Job Alerts

                          I'd like to see the job description in job alerts. We use this field in sql server to add notes about what the job does, who to inform on failure and rerun steps.

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                          • Create summary tile with alert search results

                            I'd like a summary tile to show failed jobs. To be more flexible, a functionality to save an alert search as a summary tile would be a nice feature.

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                            • SQL USER PROCESSES (TOP 10 BY CPU) - drill down

                              Server hosts/matrix
                              Drill down
                              Some select's come up in mine, but I'm not able to drill down to find more details like the SQL itself

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                              • Add more narrow time intervals in Reports

                                We are using the reports part of SQL Monitor to show them on a TV screen in a proactive way and we find this very helpful.

                                Now we have a question, would it be possible to include more narrow intervals like 6 h, 2 h and 30 min in the reports?
                                Because even if we lower the reports to 12 h and has auto refresh every 1 min it’s kind of hard to see and react on the spikes in the graphs.
                                An example can be seen in the attached fil - Batch request/sec report, it’s hard to spot the…

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                                • Select what alerts i want to receive by Slack, the same way it happens by Email

                                  Slack messages are a little annoying when all the alerts are sent by them.
                                  I would like to configure the alerts i want to receive on slack. Today this is possible to configure in the e-mail option.

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                                  • enhance Title on Analysis Graph Page with "machine metrics"; "machine name"; (all)

                                    Simply add to existing title with the selection of dropdown boxes as "machine metrics"; "machine name"; (all).

                                    So we don't need to scroll down or include the bottom boxes to know which machine and options are being displayed...

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                                    • SQL Monitor currently does not have customization on scheduling for custom metrics

                                      SQL Monitor currently does not have customization on scheduling for custom metrics- only per min\5 min\hour basis.
                                      the option to setup your own schedule could be given to users and setup your own frequency or metric collection.

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                                      • ssis

                                        SQL Monitor currently does not monitor the execution of SSIS Packages.

                                        It would be extremely useful if SQL Monitor would monitor the execution of the SSIS packages like it does the execution of SQL Jobs

                                        E.g.

                                        Alert if the SSIS Package Execution Fails
                                        Alert if the SSIS Package is taking longer than normal to Execution
                                        Alert if the SSIS Package fails to start

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                                        • Link executions of top 10 queries

                                          I had an issue with a query that runs slow every other day. For a specific slow day I could find it in the top 10 queries. I'd like to be able to easily compare the days when it was previously executed . I did manage this by opening a new tab to select the fast day - the query was hard to find as there were many other queries in the top 10 on the fast day. I'd like to be able to lock in on a specific query and monitor the server/query stats at the time/duration of previous…

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