Add an option to alias the server names.
In a multi-server environment it would be very helpful to be able to assign an alias to the server name. So at a glance you can see something like - 192.168.1.1 (Company A OLTP)
Merged idea: Longer descriptions for Servers, Databases etc
Closing this suggestion as the server alias work was completed in v5.2.2.
However, there is not currently a way to alias cluster/machine names, so if that is important please raise it as a new suggestion as we could look to address it if there is demand.
If you are experiencing problems with server aliases, please let us know via the support forums.
Dave Farmer commented
Any news on this? My servers have horrible long network names that differ by just one character and I'd like to alias them to something like "Dev", "QA", "UAT", "Live" etc.
Stephen A commented
If I could assign 20 or more votes to just this NEED, I would...
I.P. names on some pages, Instance Names on others, Server Group names on yet others - WHAT A MESS OF INCONSISTENCY.
And then there are unintelligible email subject lines... I think it has been about FIVE YEARS since I was one of thaose asking for more control of the Subject line, at least. If that has been implemented, where, oh where, in the UI is it hidden, please...?
Jamie Smith commented
+1 for usefulness
We have servers imposed on us with inconsistent names that don't especially describe their function. We would use the alias functionality to display e.g UK_FINANCE_PROD or USA_SALES_TEST. Thanks.
+1 for usefulness
Dali Morse-McDonald commented
I have entered some servernames as IP's and some as names. I don't seem to be able to edit these without removing and re-adding them.
It would be useful to be able to Alias servers so other users know what they are at a glance rather than having to dial in or ask.
E.g. I could have a server with an IP of 100.100.100.100 but alias it as 'ReportServer1' so that it is clear what the server is for anyone else using the application to monitor.
Ability to add additional comments to the servers, instances and databases. This could be then used to create an at a glance reference for the usage of each server or database.
Thanks for your suggestion Nic.
I've merged the two ideas - please let me know if you think they were different.
Thanks again for both of the suggestions.
Matt Laffoon commented
James - this appears to be similar to a suggestion I posted. Recommend applying your vote there so it gets more attention.
Thanks for the suggestion Stephen.
Taking the example from SQL Backup's file-naming tokens, <Instance>, <Server>, etc, would RG consider giving us a menu of selectable tokens like this so we can define our own subject line...?
Thanks - I, too, have an enormously long pile of waffle before I get to anything usable in the Subject line...
SQL Monitor–####### | ######-ntclus1.iad.intensive.int > (local) > DBNAME |
before I see ANYTHING about the Alert itself...
Really need to be able to prioritize the order and content...
Thanks for raising this issue and suggesting how we could improve it.
Thanks for your suggestion Matt.
Thanks a lot for your feedback.
Will help us to understand better if you can explain why you would like to see SQL Server Network name and not cluster name? How would you like clusters to be displayed in Global Overview left hand pane?
Nathan Bell commented
Allow the aility to show clusters as the SQL Server Network Name and or Instance name. This could be done by allowing a custom edit field on the cluster name or by simplig using the server name instead.
Johan Nilsson commented
Would be great if you could comment each server to describe what databases it holds. The servers in our domain has names that is autogenerated (i.e consists of numbers)