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

This is the easiest way to make an impact on SQL 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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  1. Central configuration of child base monitors from the parent/central base monitor

    Context: We have a base monitor at our office connected to one or multiple base monitors at our clients environment.

    Problem: To configure the base monitor at our clients location, we need to connect to that base monitor. In order for us to reach that base monitor we have a to connect through multiple VPN's and steppingstones, which makes a simple click a time consuming action for us.

    Desired solution: We want to be able to configure a child base monitor from our central base monitor at our office. For example adding a member tot a group or check on…

    18 votes
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  2. 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.

    3 votes
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  3. Prevent Active Directory lockout from a single failed attempt to log into the dashboard

    If the user mistypes their password when trying to log into the SQL Monitor dashboard, their Windows account gets locked out in Active Directory. This happens on the first failed attempt, so presumably there's an automatic retry happening.

    (This ticket is similar to https://sqlmonitor.uservoice.com/forums/91743-suggestions/suggestions/16845169-keep-from-locking-account-when-registering-server, but that one is for the server monitor login and this is for the dashboard user's personal login)

    7 votes
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  4. Hide Nonrelevant Metrics

    The addition of Azure metrics has made the selection of metrics within the analysis page less efficient; as there are now twice as many items to pick from, many with the exact same name. In my environment, there are no Azure databases being monitored, so these metrics only serve as a clutter. It would be nice if metrics were hidden that aren't applicable to the list of monitoring SQL Servers.

    8 votes
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    under review  ·  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make alert configuration levels more discoverable

    CONTEXT: In SQL Monitor, you can configure alert behaviour down to the object level (such as the Database or the Job level). This is useful e.g. when we have specific databases with different backup policies to our global configuration, since we can specifiy "special rules" for individual databases.

    PROBLEM: It is counterintuitive how to do so, and many people don't spot the left-hand drilldown navigation - this makes you think that you can only configure on the global and the server level! Also, when we have created an override, it's easy to forget so causes surprise when we change the…

    168 votes
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  6. Per database table fragmentation.....

    I would like to see a a Sql Monitor "information" page that shows the "top 10" fragmented tables on a per database level.

    106 votes
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  7. Alert statistics over time

    I would like to see which alerts are firing more frequent over time.
    It would be nice to be able to see alert statistics over time, tabluar or graphical.

    12 votes
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    under review  ·  Adam responded

    We’re reviewing this and would appreciate any more context on what you would like to do with the information.

  8. Provide Mobile version of Alert Monitoring Screen

    It may be just me (since no one sle has yet to suggest this) but a mobile friendly version of SQL Monitor for the ALERTS tab would be of great benefit. Currently I check the ALERTS on my SMART PHONE which has a screen waaaayyyy to small to do this but since I have no tablet option I have no other choice.

    A mobile option at login to SQL Monitor would let those with smaller sized computing devices acccess the ALERTS tab so as to monitor/check in on their SQL Monitor instance remotely.

    Thanks

    13 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    There are currently no plans for a SQL Monitor mobile app. We hope to improve the experience when using SQL Monitor on a mobile device. However at the moment we can’t give a timescale for when this might happen.

  9. Do other tasks than send email on new alert

    It would be nice if it was possible to allow other tasks when a alert is raised. Other tasks which could be called: Script file, url, exe file.

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