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miniDBA Desktop 2.6.1

Windows application that can either connect directly to SQL Server
for ad-hoc monitoring or to miniDBA Server for 24*7 enterprise monitoring


miniDBA Server 2.6.1

Optional service & Website that monitors SQL Server 24*7
Supports unlimited miniDBA Desktop & Web/Mobile clients

Changelog

Version 2.6 - December 12th 2016

Desktop
  • SQL 2016 Live Query Plan Statistics
  • Send Alerts to Slack
  • Performance Baselines
  • Rolling Hourly Average Metrics
  • Graph Context Menus
  • Maintenance Windows (Set Times Alerts Don't Get Raised)
  • Alerts Priority Filter
  • Alerts UI Upgrade
  • Splash Screen
  • Bugfix - Enterprise History Filter
  • Bugfix - Blank Alert Descriptions
  • Bugfix - Cancelling Test Email
  • Bugfix - Default Trace Schema Data Doubling
  • Bugfix - Un-Closable Empty Tip Box
Server
  • Broadcast Data Size Reduced 80%
  • Web Monitor UI Theme Update
  • Query Load Reduced When There are No Clients
  • Bugfix - License validation
  • Bugfix - Web Monitor Alert Config Tab Reset
  • Bugfix - Web Monitor IO and Drive Space
  • Bugfix - Web Monitor Null Session List
Misc
  • Bugfix - Long Running Alert
  • Bugfix - Disk Space Alert

Version 2.5.5 - October 18th 2016

Desktop
  • SQL Server dashboard graphs now have context menus
  • File IO data grid now shows updating live data
  • New File IO stalls graph
  • New File IO operations graph
  • Connections replaced with sessions and requests
  • SQL 2016 waits per session view
  • Live session estimated plan
  • Execution plan view layout improved
  • Re-enable checking for product update
  • Direct or miniDBA Server connection selection, moved to combo box
  • Waits screen - pie charts
  • New help dialog shown when connecting to an empty minidba server
  • Default trace node renamed to change history
  • Parallel sessions no longer suddenly fill live sessions grid
  • Enterprise view tiles sized for Network Operation Centers
  • Reports miniDBA Server memory usage
  • Email test UI updates
  • History load time performance increased
  • Bugfix - Top T-SQL UI issues
  • Bugfix - default trace schema grid doubling data
  • Bugfix - current alerts tab header not empty on startup
  • Bugfix - open execution plan in external tool
  • Bugfix - Window always comes to front on startup
  • Bugfix - Tips popup UI
Server
  • Error handling improvement - service host re-starts itself if necessary
  • License validation bugfix
  • Bugfix - healthchecks run on minidba server now show full description
Misc
  • Sending email no longer blocks monitoring if it takes a long time
  • Log write time alert changed to be per file
  • New Alert - Log Write Time
  • New Alert - Data File Write Time
  • New Alert - Average Log Write Time
  • New Alert - Average Data File Write Time
  • New Alert - Insufficient System Memory
  • Memory alerts now include current Session usage when triggered
  • Upgraded to .Net 4.6
  • Bugfix - long running alert
  • Bugfix - blocking spid alert

Version 2.5 - April 28th 2016

Desktop
  • Custom T-SQL healthchecks
  • Healthchecks have description and links to articles
  • Kill button for sessions
  • Always On properties on server dashboard
  • Always On enabled but errored alert
  • Option to not display system/miniDBA sessions
  • Deadlocks screen updated to have realtime graph
  • Historic waits has ordered grid of waits per minute
  • Historic waits have descriptions
  • Historic waits and active statements have accurate chart position clicking
  • Only drives used by SQL Server are monitored
  • More efficient CPU usage
  • Charts have more detailed tooltips
  • Max log flush KB - new chart line series
  • Bugfix - sessions have last batch column populated
Web Monitor
  • Can now be installed on seperate server to miniDBA Server
  • Improved logging
  • New connection bugfix
Misc
  • Log manager deletes files older than 30 days
  • Server license tool; license assembly major version error fixed
  • Multiple UI bugfixes

Version 2.4 - February 19th 2016

Desktop
  • New Reports screen with 5 pre-canned reports
  • Select data grids can add their data to a report
  • Send reports by email from within the application
  • SQL Agent screen with calendar view of job/step executions
  • Index heatmap graphics updated
  • SQL Memory dashboard improvements
  • Added last hour AVG to Page Life Expectancy chart
  • Server chart titles have tooltips with chart data descriptions
Web Monitor
  • New live session monitoring by session status
  • SQL Server properties tab
  • Required SQL Permissions for monitoring tab
  • Chart titles have tooltips with chart data descriptions
  • Backend logging for enhanced diagnostics
  • Fix: mismatching web monitor and server passwords reports the issue gracefully
  • Data grid column sorting and scrolling
Misc
  • Free disk alert only monitors drives used by sql server
  • File auto growth alert now has ms threshold
  • Fix: Deadlocks alert triggers multiple times on application start
  • Blocking session alert now has all spid details
  • Alerts configuration can be copied between servers to save time
  • Multiple UI bugfixes

Version 2.3 - November 24th 2015

Desktop
  • Historic data load times much reduced
  • Time drop down on SQL server dashboard - Live/Hour/12 Hours/24 Hours etc
  • Clear ALL alerts button
  • Permissions screen to enable easier monitoring setup
Web Monitor
  • Size of streaming data from server to client reduced
  • IIS memory consumption reduced hugely
  • IE login modal problem fixed
Misc
  • Sampling time reduced
  • New alert: File auto-growth
  • New alert: Failed login
  • New alert: Error log high severity
  • New alert: Error log medium severity
  • New alert: Sort warnings
  • New alert: Database Mirroring State Change

Version 2.2 - October 16th 2015

Desktop
  • Graph click through to appropriate dashboard
  • Email sender address added as an option
  • Alert workflow - comment and clear
  • Historic alert filter
  • Historic alert occurances
  • View performance data for alerts - red line on graphs
  • Instances summary extra columns
  • Tree shortcut to history with autoload of current day
  • History view of active sessions with their T-SQL
  • History graph zoom aligned
  • History view memory consumption reduced
Web Monitor
  • Size of streaming data from server to client reduced
  • IIS memory consumption reduced hugely
  • IE login modal problem fixed
Misc
  • New alert: file stall ms
  • New alert: log wait time
  • New alert: db log % full
  • Loading historic data time reduced by 500%

Version 2.1 - May 11th 2015

Desktop
  • Memory pressure property
  • Custom SQL alert configuration
  • Extra history graphs
  • Link to setup email from alerts page
  • Can filters dbs out of tree and summary pane
  • CPU scheduler history graphs
  • Memory Dashboard redesign and new metrics
  • IO dashboard reliablity bug fixes
  • TempDB log always visible on server dashboard
  • Enterprise node now has number of active alerts
  • DB summary screen has trans sec column
  • Server connectivity more reliable - UI components now always correct
  • client server conn dialog error better displayed
  • faster parallel loading of logs
  • t-sql colour highlighting
Server
  • Web Monitor introduced
  • Service starts with better default windows logon
  • License tool for server
  • Provides historic data - not just realtime
Misc
  • New alert: memory pressure
  • Loading historic data time reduced by 500%
  • log extra counters
  • much more efficient waits and full text requests
  • Logs total max size now actually deletes oldest file if necessary
  • Recording of deadlocks

Version 2.0 - July 17th 2014

Desktop
  • Log data folder added to options
  • Azure UI tweeks for indexes
  • history deadlock graph
  • history blocking graph
  • azure export excel
  • Bugfix: CPU node doesnt come back online after a stop command
  • SSAS stop/start with no mem leak or peaks
  • Admin/ reader roles enabled to help with long runners,index frag, errorlog
  • fixed ui performance when databases expanded
  • Reader role cant update interval secs from dropdown
Server
  • Index meta data now provided
  • Reflect light query mode through service to ui
  • CPU and windows process data provided
  • Drive IO data provided
  • All sampling goes to background mode (60 second interval) when no clients are connected

Version 1.6.1 - May 27th 2014

Desktop
  • SQL export to excel
  • SSAS export to excel
  • Email test button in options
  • Healthcheck button functionality
  • Modern UI overhaul
  • Tips window
  • Vertipaq history graph UI fixes
  • History date format now in user locale
  • Alert settings writing to db accurately
  • Option to turn off deadlock detail sampling - reduces error log entries
  • History cpu 4 hours out of sync bug fixed
  • Alert: sql free disk - drive name in reason
  • Alert: CPU needs threshold
  • Alert: logical drive space
  • SSAS metric logging
Server
  • Store sql server logins
  • Authenticates admin/reader
  • SQL history from service
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