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see the full SQL in deadlock Area. Today with long querries you can see only part of it1 vote
Within the estate section under backups, it would be great to be able to exclude the expectation of backups on databases that are SQL Clones1 vote
Suppress Specific Alerts
There are some alerts that get triggered at odd hours and I would like to be able to suppress just those specific alerts for a certain time frame. I'm afraid to suppress ALL alerts because something could get missed.1 vote
track blocking processes date/time by start time, not login time
in blocking tree, it shows old date/times for queries that are running. We found that it is using the login time of the spids (which could be held and sleeping for extended amount of time) instead of the start time of the executing process of that spid.
instead of using the login time, I recommend it uses the start time of the last execution of the query found in sys.dmexecrequest1 vote
Availability Group alert details
It would be great to see the server name in the mail body which is affected by the alert. Currently it is only in the subject. EG: Raised on detail i the mail body contains the primary replica, the affected unreachable replica is only in the subject.1 vote
FCI alerts should refer to the DB instance and not to the active node
For various alerts that are actually assigned to nodes of a Windows FailOver cluster (no AlwaysOn), the alert display shows the active nodes as the source. For example, "Disk average read time" Node1 -> E: instead of the cluster role SQL instance -> E:.
I can more quickly deduce from the name of the DB instance which DBs or which applications could be affected. The names of the nodes are numbered and meaningless.1 vote
PaaS dbs on an instance appear seperately
Hi Redgate Support,
While adding PaaS SQL servers, each database appears individually. Will this change in near future where they appear together with other database on the instance like they do on-prem and on IaaS.1 vote
Control Alerts For Managed Instances Separately From On Prem.
Some guidance for Azure SQL Managed Instances is different from on prem SQL Instances. For instance, there is information out there not to just do routine index maintenance and instead do statistics and only rebuild indexes when there is an obvious problem. Having a way to keep our current alerts for on prem and turn this off for Azure would be helpful.1 vote
Thanks for your suggestion. Can you provide a bit more context for your suggestion? What goal are you trying to accomplish?
Would the current ability to control alert settings by group not be sufficient for this?
(SQL Monitor product designer)
Be able to see and dissect alerts for deadlocks on the AWS RDS platform.
Currently, SQL Monitor does not raise deadlock alerts for AWS RDS database instances. I'd like this functionality to be added, as it's a major feature and selling point for the product.
The current workaround we're using is a combination of AWS performance insights and a SQL script. A "single pane of glass" would be much more efficient.1 vote
Improve filters available for alerts
A recent incident I have been working on revealed to me that filters work based on last update which makes it hard to find alerts that you know would have started around a specific time. The ability to filter on start/end times as well as show this information in view returned.1 vote
Add Active/Ended as SELECT drop-down options for Events
The current Alerts page Select drop-down has None/All/Read/Unread
For events, such as Disk Space, being able to Select "Ended" to get rid of the noise, helps focus on what needs to be addressed.
If the list doesn't have any Event-type row, don't offer this pair of options.1 vote
Add link to disk details on Server details page.
From the Estate - Disk Usage tab we can select the specific drive to get usage details for that disk.
When you navigate to a server from the Overview there is a section that shows the Disk Usage at a high level, but no links to drill into the specific disk.1 vote
LDAPS Support for user authentication for Redgate SQL Monitor
LDAPS Support for user authentication for Redgate SQL Monitor . Now organization want to make the ldap communication to be more secure and moving to LDAPS communication . LDAP will be discontinued soon . When can this be implemented1 vote
I would like to be able to trigger an alert and notification when I use the RedgateSQM powershell module's Add-SqlMonitorAnnotation cmdlet.1 vote
see username and hostname in "top 50 queries" and "top 10 waits"
In SQL Monitor, I want to see username and hostname in "top 50 queries" and "top 10 waits"
Please add username and hostname in "top 50 queries" and "top 10 waits." These two columns will be useful to trouble shoot SQLs that are causing troubles
Fix Alert Screen to not move up and down
When you are working on the alerts tab, once you click the checkbox and clear alerts the green check shows up that the alert was successful. But that makes the page move up and down, so if you are already trying to click other alerts the page is moving and you click the wrong thing.1 vote
Thanks for the suggestion. We’ve added this to our list of usability bugs to address.
Reduce the suggestions on how to fix queries when viewing Top 10 Queries
SQL Monitor pops up the text "x issues with this query". Addressing them could improve performance. It then lists some things that might have an impact (e.g. select * instead of listing just the columns that are required) but also lists other things that won't change performance (e.g. not specifying a schema name).
Can this list be reduced to just what is potentially performance related? Maybe have a 2nd field for best practices if that's considered improtant.1 vote
Add Text Boxes/Areas to Reports
I have reports that I circulate from SQL Monitor. I have to edit these before I issue them to add additional information. E.g. Under the "Lock Waits/Sec" chart I have a description of what a "Lock Wait" is, what impact it has, what's an acceptable value, etc. I tried supplying a supplementary sheet with this info but the management team prefer it under each chart / metric.1 vote
Disk space alert
The disk space alert can be configured on Server-Level as a host machine alert, but the alert is fired for every Instance on that host.
As example, we have 5 instances on a sever, each instance has it's own drive, e.g.
instance1 on drive d:
instance2 on drive e:
instance3 on drive f:
If one instance, e.g. instance2 on drive e: is filling up it disk, the alert is fired for all instances. We would like to see an alert only for the instance that is affected and not 5 alerts.1 vote
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