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Welcome to the Redgate Monitor feature suggestions list. Tell us how we can improve Redgate Monitor by voting on these suggestions or by submitting your own ideas.

This is the easiest way to make an impact on Redgate Monitor’s roadmap. Check out the completed suggestions to see how your ideas have influenced us in the past. Please note that this list is one of multiple sources that drive our development, meaning that we will not always implement the highest-ranking suggestions.

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  • Describe the goal you’re trying to accomplish, rather than a specific solution to get there
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  • Only make one suggestion per post. If you have multiple ideas, submit them in separate posts
  • Comment and vote on existing posts to develop the ideas — the Redgate Monitor team will often stay quiet initially about new suggestions to see what you have to say!

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  1. SQL Monitor 5.2.5 upgrade dashboard server/SQL Server memory

    Upon upgrading from 5,1 to 5.2.5 the new Global Dashboard no longer shows machine memory vs. memory being consumed by SQL Server. Why was this removed? This can be critical to see if SQL Server or any other process is using up all of the servers memory.

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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Thanks for this suggestion. Apologies for not closing this sooner as it was completed a long time ago; we did agree that we should show machine memory vs. SQL Server memory and this is shown on the Server Overview memory chart.

    Thanks,
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  2. Please remove the 20 character size limitation from the Alias feature

    Given that actual server named instances can be longer than 20 characters (even if they are truncated on the display), it makes no sense to limit an alias to 20 characters. Please significantly extend this limitation.

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    completed  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
  3. Add a "Check for updates" link in the About section

    Alternative for when you've clicked away the "new version available" notification

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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Hi,

    We have now added check for updates to the About section in version 7.1.16.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll mark this as completed now, but do let us know if you feel it should be reopened.

    Thanks
    Adam
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  4. 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

  5. Report Email Attachment Name

    Name the pdf attachment something other than "AttachedReport".
    The report has a title and a date which could be used to name the attachment. That would really simplify the process of saving the reports for baseline purposes.
    e.g. "Server2ProcessUtilization20180308.pdf"

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  6. 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

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  7. reports timespan options

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

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  8. 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…

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    completed  ·  Neil Turner responded

    The sidebar is now either open or closed (it will no longer open on mouseover).

  9. 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.

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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.

  10. Don't check Agent status for Express Edition

    Whenever I add a server to the monitoring that is Express Edition, I get alerted that the SQL Agent service is not running.
    Well d'uh. It's Express Edition. The Agent service cannot run on it.

    Instead of always giving me this alert and then having me go in and disable it for yet another server, why not change the logic to not raise this alert at all when the edition is detected as Express?

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  11. Allow custom scopes in OpenID Connect authorization request

    Currently SQL Monitor only sends the scopes "openid profile".
    In my usage the "groups" scope is needed as well.

    Make this parameter configurable to support any number of custom scopes.

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  12. Geeting listener name in AG info

    Would it be possible to get the SQL Server AlwaysOn AG listener name in the SQL Monitor dashboard?

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  13. Median from jobs - calculating Job duration unusual ONLY for sucess

    I have noticed that SQL Monitor calculate median from all jobs ragardles if it is failed or sucess...
    From my point of view it should analyse only jobs which finished success and calculate median from duration.
    I need to know when job succeded what is duration median and if it is ok or not.

    Please change job duration median to calculate from jobs which ended with sucess.

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  14. Improve the resolution of the analysis graphs

    The analysis graphs don't plot enough points to be able to clearly pick out peaks and troughs in the data -- it all gets averaged out.

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    completed  ·  David Bick responded

    Absolutely. We’ve upped the resolution from 50 data points to 500 or so.

  15. Ability set working hour for analysis graph

    ability set working to compare last x day for only working hour

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    completed  ·  Daniel Rothig responded

    You can already do that – just specify what your working hours are in the time selector boxes

  16. Have ability to sort list of machines on the Analysis page and anywhere databases/machines are listed on SQL Instance overview

    Have ability to sort list of machines on the Analysis page and anywhere databases/machines are listed

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  17. 2 votes
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    completed  ·  Daniel Rothig responded

    Hi Ben,

    Thanks for letting us know about this bug in our validation logic. It will be fixed in the upcoming version of SQL Monitor

  18. 2 votes
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    completed  ·  Priya Sinha responded

    SQL Monitor V 3.3. has now released. This release contains improved subject lines and message bodies of alert emails to help you quickly understand problems before logging in to SQL Monitor.

    Thanks,
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  19. Summary alert page ordered by active alert type with drill down to detail

    In the previous red gate alert program it had a summary by each alert giving a quantity for the selected monitor period and one could then drill down to the detail for that specific alert in chronological order starting with the most recent - found this most useful - also gave a simple measure of occurrences over time which one could use to track the effectiveness of efficiency projects

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    completed  ·  Adam responded

    Thanks for the suggestion – we believe this has been addressed with the Grouped Alerts released in Version 7.1.18.

    We will close this suggestion, but please do raise another suggestion if you have other specific improvements you’d like to see.

    Kind regards,
    Adam
    SQL Monitor Development Team

  20. A report on the front page (Overviews) of the Sql service status

    A report on the front page (Overviews) of the Sql service status (Datbase Engine,Agnet,Reporting Service And etc )

    Using DMV "SYS.DMSERVERSERVICES"

    This Report includes Columns For Example : ServiceName,Startup-Type ,Status-Desc And Last Startup Time

    Tnx From Redgate Company Team

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    completed  ·  Daniel Rothig responded

    Unhealthy service statuses raise alerts in SQL Monitor, which will be surfaced on the front page (future work on the front page will make this more parseable in SQL Monitor 5.2)

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