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  1. 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.

  2. be able to choose the actions during maintenance window.

    During a monthly patch round along the servers, a restart or some downtime is mandatory. I want to be able to select the actions SQL Monitor will perform with the alerts triggered within that maintenance window. Most of the time I'm aware of the required Windows reboot, so I do not need an email telling me that the SQL Server was not reachable for a short period. So I would like to tell SQL Monitor not to trigger any alert during the maintenance window. (preferably a one-time maintenance window, see other suggestion)

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    completed  ·  Neil Turner responded

    Thanks for this suggestion. SQL Monitor 10 now allows teams to suppress alerts, or just their notifications, over certain periods using alert suppression windows. Please see What’s New in SQL Monitor 10 for more details (https://www.red-gate.com/hub/product-learning/sql-monitor/whats-new-in-sql-monitor-10).

    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

  3. I want to be able to document in SQL Monitor why an alert is set a certain way.

    On the alert configuration screen for any alert, at any level I would like to see a comment type box where I can enter in the box the reason the alert is set as it is.

    For example if I have disabled the backup overdue alert for a particular database I would like to be able to save that reason in this comment box. Or if I have changed the disk space usage for a particular drive on a server different than the default I want to be able to document the reason why.

    I want to see this box…

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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Thank you for this suggestion, it makes sense to want to record why certain configuration changes have been made.

    We released this enhancement in version 8.0.10 (in July this year – apologies for delay in updating this suggestion).

    I will mark this suggestion as Completed, but please do reply if you have any further feedback.

    Thanks,
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  4. export selected alerts

    it would be nice if we could export selected alerts (for instance full deadlocks related information) to forward to our "partner" so they can analyse the problem.

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  5. Webhook notifications need to be configurable at an alert level

    While Webhook notifications is a cute idea, it has no value to me if I can't customize what alerts get it. Please add a Webhooks column to the individual alert settings.

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    completed  ·  Neil Turner responded

    As of SQL Monitor 11.1.8 Webhook notifications can now be enabled and disabled for alert types.

    This can be done within the alert settings page for each alert type (see screenshot).

  6. Azure ad intergration

    My wish is that my users can sign-in with azure user account.

    19 votes
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  7. Monitor a failover cluster in Azure

    I have two failover clusters in Azure using ClusterSharedVolume storage, migrated from terrestrial clusters.
    I've been using SQL Monitor to monitor all aspects of these clusters but now I've migrated to Azure, the monitor can't connect (I believe it's to do with the inability to ping the cluster load balancer in Azure).
    I'm sure, as more and more of us migrate to cloud services, that covering an Azure cluster would be most welcome.

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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    SQL Monitor versions 7.1.6 and above support SQL Server Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups hosted in Azure.

    https://documentation.red-gate.com/sm7/configuring-sql-monitor/adding-and-configuring-servers/adding-servers-to-monitor/adding-servers-on-a-different-network-from-your-base-monitor

    https://documentation.red-gate.com/sm7/configuring-sql-monitor/adding-and-configuring-servers/adding-servers-to-monitor/monitoring-sql-server-failover-cluster-instances-and-alwayson-availability-groups-hosted-in-azure-iaas

    There are lots of ways in which Azure clusters can be configured, so If you’d like to suggest how we could improve the feature, please drop us a line at sqlmonitorfeedback@red-gate.com

    Thanks,
    Adam

  8. Commit to supporting Linux in some way

    Linux is the future of sql server. If you've not deployed SQL 2019 AlwaysOn on Kubernetes I'd highly suggest you do. The install is lightning fast compared to clunky Windows installers of the past. I really feel like Redgate is taking a slow poison by not getting on this sooner. Honestly most of the metrics in sql monitor come from the internals of sql. All we really need from Linux is probably free disk space and cpu.

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  9. Email Reports as an attachment

    I know that it is possible to email report on a schedule basis.
    But it only sends a clickable Link to the report.

    Is it possible to send a PDF as an attachment on a schedule basis?

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  10. Skip warnings on Database Snapshot Backups

    I'm seeing warnings about backups not getting done on snapshots. Obviously it's not looking at the type.

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  11. set the default email recipient per level

    I'd like to be able to override the default email recipient "per level", in the same way alerts can be configured.

    This would make it much easier to manage in a case where monitoring responsibilities are delegated for a specific server or group of servers.

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  12. Include drive letter in subject and body of disk space alert email

    It would be helpful to know which drive (by letter) the alert information detail is about in the email. The drive letter should be included in the subject line such as Disk space | ServerName | E:\ as well as in the body of the email. This information helps identify the problem drive without having to go to SQL Monitor for that information.

    15 votes
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  13. Add "Re-send Email" for an Alert

    Some emails find black holes. Need option in the "Actions" dropdown to re-send an Alert email. Please pop-up the addressee dialog so we can direct/redirect to recipient list and add a custom subject to help us segregate the email into an email thread for discussion/attention.

    15 votes
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  14. Stop being nagged about maintenance windows - because they don't fit our operation

    The nag about "you haven't set up any maintenance windows" is something you could allow us to turn off. Period.

    SQL Monitor's simplistic feature does not tie in with the way Rackspace performs their patching, so the feature is useless and the nag is annoying as it keeps on coming up and we keep on dismissing it.

    Please, give us a "Turn of maintenance window reminders globally" option - it can't be that hard to do...

    15 votes
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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Hi,

    SQL Monitor 7.1.11.9625 has been released to check for updates and contains a fix for this bug (SRP-11455 fixed an issue where some informational messages were not dismissible).

    Please do let us know if you continue to see this issue. Thanks for your patience.

    Adam
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  15. Add an alert to monitor failed logins.

    The sql logs show failed logins, could we have an alert for this?

    15 votes
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  16. Disk Names in Overviews and Analysis

    Disk Names in Overviews and Analysis

    Hello,
    I think that it will be usefull to have a same disk names in Overviews and Analysis as they are shown in the system in Disk Management.

    ServerData (F:)
    Server
    Logs (G:)
    Server_System (H:)

    Not only F: G: H: as they are visible now in SQL Monitor.
    Thank you.

    15 votes
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  17. Single sign on

    Make it so that I can add an AD group to the settings, then enable AD Auth in IIS and not be prompted for username and password.
    LDAP settings should not be needed.

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    completed  ·  Daniel Rothig responded

    Support (at) red-gate.com can provide you with instructions how to disable SQL Monitor authentication in order to fall back on IIS authentication, which supports Single Sign On.

  18. Improve the performance of the user interface

    When I access the user interface (hosted on IIS) it is quite slow to use.
    It frequently takes several seconds between clicking on something and things happening.

    It does not appear to be a resource problem, as both the IIS/Monitor server and the database server has plenty of resources to spare.

    14 votes
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    completed  ·  Daniel Rothig responded

    I’m marking this as “closed” seeing as performance improvements will be indefinitely be delivered, so it would never make sense to consider this work “done”.

  19. 14 votes
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  20. Add the calling module/process in "Blocking process" alerts

    In the Details tab of a Blocking Process alert the process name of the blocking process is included. It would be very useful if this was included in the "Blocked process" info on the processes tab. This would assist us in working out what it is that the blocked process is trying to access because the SQL fragment is often too generic to be useful.

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