SQL Diagnostic Manager 11.1 General Availability

We are pleased to announce the general availability of SQL Diagnostic Manager 11.1. Existing users may upgrade to this version through the Idera Customer Portal. New users may download the trial version from the Idera Website

What’s New in Diagnostic Manager 11.1?

This release of SQL Diagnostic Manager combines progress from initiatives to improve the user experience of Diagnostic Manager and also to offer the most complete hybrid cloud solution for SQL Server environments.

User experience improvements begun in releases last year continue in version 11.1 to include:

  • Scalable Windows User Interface to support UHD monitors and scalable Windows fonts. 
  • New Dark Mode for users who prefer dark background interfaces.
  • Heatmap Overview in Windows Console to better triage the relative health of a large number of SQL Server environments. 
  • Improved Grid Overview with Alert Status by Category. The highly configurable grid overview displays user selected key instance metrics in order of preference, but now alert status of each category can be interpreted at-a-glance as well.

The release also completes a series of enhancements across several releases to extend coverage of Amazon RDS Database-as-a-Service for SQL Server.  Many DBaaS SQL customers will be using a combination of on-premises SQL Server, SQL Server installed in cloud IaaS environments, and some combination of Amazon RDS and Azure Database-as-a-Service. Because of that, IDERA has sought to maintain consistency and compatibility of monitoring across environments to minimize the learning curve of database professionals supporting a mix of these environments.  No separate plug-ins or products are required.

  • Full Support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server. 
  • New alerts and alert template for Amazon RDS – All existing applicable alerts with on-premises SQL Server are enabled in addition to new alerts specific to RDS SQL.
    • Alerts to identify bottlenecks and insufficient resources allocated that may affect application performance.
    • Alerts to notify when resources may be over-allocated and money might be saved by reducing resources assigned.
  • Consistency with on-premises SQL Server monitoring. - Monitor Amazon RDS, Azure SQL and on-premises SQL Server from a single-pane-of-glass and an interface organized in the same manner as on-premises SQL Server monitoring to avoid the learning curve associated with different products or plug-ins.

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