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Not only are SQL Monitor Groups probably the neatest and most maintainable way of ensuring that all your SQL Servers have the best possible configuration of alerts, but they represent a powerful way of categorizing your SQL Server estate. In this article, I'll show how to use the SQL Monitor PowerShell API to export these groups, save their settings onto a configuration management system, or compare groups of settings to see the differences between them.
New release: SQL Monitor 10
SQL Monitor 10 has landed! You can now integrate SQL Monitor alerts with your ticket management system, so chosen alerts are automatically raised as tickets. New suppression options give you granular control over what alerts are raised during specific times, such as maintenance windows. And, you can now annotate the server activity graph with specific events, so you can measure their impact on your servers.
Discover the new features
You need to make sure that nobody tampers with your production databases, or really any databases outside Development. Even if you weren't of a nervous disposition, you'd want to know if a database was stopped or removed. You'd also be intrigued by the sudden unrehearsed addition of a database to a production server.