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  1. Remove wait type VDI_CLIENT_OTHER from the wait graph

    SQL Monitor shows high waits for SQL Server 2016+ systems that implement availability groups configured for automatic seeding. Since a multiple system processes called VDICLIENTWORKER are left running by design. This wait tends to be the top wait in an AG configuration and erroneously indicates a problem that does not really exist.

    10 votes
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  2. Monitor SQL instances running in AWS RDS

    Enable SQL Monitor to add AWS RDS instances as monitored servers

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  3. New Licensing for Azure SQL Databases

    If you are going to start licensing by the number of Azure SQL Databases, at least provide the option of adding and removing databases from the Azure SQL Server.
    I have three databases on one Azure SQL Server that are costing me licenses, however two are data warehouses and one is paused. If they are not being monitored, why am I being charged for a license?

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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Thank you for this suggestion.

    The ability to add/remove individual licenses for Azure SQL Databases has been implemented in version 8.0.22, released on 13th November.

    We hope this meets your requirements and will mark this suggestion as completed, but please do let us know if you have any further feedback.

    Thanks,
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  4. 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.

  5. Comment multiple alerts at once

    I would like the ability to add the same comment to all of my selected alerts before clearing them in the Alert Inbox.

    9 votes
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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for this suggestion.

    Version 8.0.23 has now been released and includes the return of the ability to add a comment 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. We’ll mark it as completed, but please do reply if you have any further feedback.

  6. Comment multiple alerts at once

    I would like the ability to add the same comment to all of my selected alerts before clearing them in the Alert Inbox.

    3 votes
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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Hi,

    Thanks for this suggestion.

    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. We’ll mark it as completed, but please do reply if you have any further feedback.

  7. Have the ability to pin the left sidebar in the overview screen

    It'd be great if we could pin the sidebar on the left-hand side of the screen on the overview section when looking at a particular server. As I'm looking over metrics I oven find myself hovering over that section then waiting for it to expand and collapse again. An example concept implementation that I think would work well is similar to how Microsoft implements basically that same functionality in their office suite (in particular off hand outlook is a great example). Really just being able to pin it in place I think would satisfy the entire issue for me as…

    3 votes
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  8. "Installed Versions" tab needs to be aware of GDR updates

    Only Service Packs and Cumulative Updates are currently included in the version list maintained by Redgate, which drives the "Installed Versions" tab. GDR updates are not included.

    In my estate, this has resulted in SQL Server 2012 SP4 installations showing as being fully up to date, when there is a GDR update from January available, to address Meltdown/Spectre.

    Microsoft's official line on GDR updates for SQL Server is:

    "A GDR addresses an issue that has a broad customer impact, that has security implications, or that has both. A GDR is determined and issued by Microsoft as appropriate and when appropriate.…

    6 votes
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  9. reports timespan options

    Please add 14days as the timespan in the dropdown for the reports

    3 votes
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  10. 2 votes
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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Hi, thanks for this suggestion.

    We have added a button to the query plan that allows the full in-truncated text to be copied to clipboard.

    We hope this improvement solves the suggestion so will mark it as completed. Please do let us know if you have any further feedback.

    Thanks,
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  11. See last backup of each type in Overview page

    Currently the backup section in a database on the overview page shows the backups that happened in the selected range, and it only shows the last backup of each type that happens. We have a database that does full backups once a week and then differentials.

    It would be helpful at a glance to see the status of the last backup of each type regardless of if it happened in the time window or not. Maybe hide the last differential if it happened before the last full.

    6 votes
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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    We have redesigned the Backups information to more clearly show the selected range it refers to, and also show when the last backups occurred prior to that. This can be seen in the latest version (8.0.25)

    We hope this improvement completes the suggestion and will mark it as completed. Do let us know if you have any further feedback

  12. see the dates in UK format in the Estate - Installed Versions tab

    the release date and end of mainstream support date are both shown in USA format i.e. mm/dd/yyyy

    7 votes
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  13. Prompted for update to version 8.0.12 but website is a dead end

    The "update" link in the SQL monitor console takes me to a "learn more" page with no link to an update EXE. I am referred to a zip file with a SQLBundle EXE which doesn't contain the Monitor, or an outdated version of SQL Monitor.

    1 vote
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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Hi,

    Thank you for reporting this, and apologies that you encountered it. We removed version 8.0.12 owing to a bug, and have since released 8.0.13.

    I will close this suggestion, but if you require further assistance with this issue, please could you let us know using the support forum https://forum.red-gate.com/categories/sql-monitor-7

    Kind regards,
    Adam
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  14. Exclude databases with state = 1 (RESTORING) in page verification alert

    During a restore the page verification alert gets triggered, even when the database has CHECKSUM page verification. Please exclude database with state = 1 (RESTORING) in this alert! Thanks!

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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Thanks for this suggestion.

    Version 9.0.4 has now been released and the Page Verification Alert will no longer alert when a database is being restored.

    We hope this works as you expected and will mark this as complete, but please do let us know if you have any further comments.

    Kind regards,
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  15. Alerting on Autogrowth Events

    Alerting on Autogrowth Events, some environments set the file size of their databases and would like to be alerted if autogrowth occurs since that indicates abnormal behavior

    3 votes
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  16. Overview database growth estimation

    When planning new server we have to estimate how much space will be taken by database during life cycle of new SQL server and when SQL monitor watching server for us I would like to have possibility see following:

    • Database file size portion
    • Log File size portion and how much of that contain free space
    • Estimated growth (as information in Alert)
    • Summarized size per disk (if possible with how much space left)
    • Have this available as summary tile in the report, so I can reactive this info as email.

    Thanks and regards,

    //Radek

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  17. TempDB unexpected growth

    I think it would be a good idea to have information about what caused random sudden growth in tempdb. I know we can see the DB size chart but theres no way to know what caused it.

    Information that would be nice to be captured:

    Table name
    What query created table
    What user created table

    47 votes
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  18. 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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  19. Database File Usage Alert - Autogrowth

    Database File Usage Alert : Please consider autogrowth! So far, this alert is of no help.

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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    SQL Monitor v7.1.18 added an option to disable database file usage alerts when autogrowth is enabled. The setting can be found on the configuration screen for the database file usage alert.

    Thanks for helping us improve this feature with your suggestion.

    SQL Monitor Development Team

  20. Setting Maintenance Window via API service

    That would be very nice if there as an API service which we would use to set maintenance window for a given sql host or a group of hosts.

    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. Windows can be set-up using SQL Monitor, or via the API. Please see the example Scripts within Configuration for more details.

    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

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