DLM Dashboard

DLM Dashboard (previously called SQL Lighthouse) is a tool that monitors your database schemas in order to alert you about unexpected changes – often called database drift. Once alerted, users can choose to take remedial action. This might be to rollback the change, apply it to another database or script the change into version control. To find out more about what DLM Dashboard does and how it works, please visit our “website”: http://www.red-gate.com/products/dlm/dlm-dashboard/.

If you have any questions or need help with Redgate’s free tool DLM Dashboard, please visit our “support forums”: http://www.red-gate.com/MessageBoard/viewforum.php?f=176.

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  1. Configure data retention per database

    It would be great if DLM Dashboard had a limit on how many schema versions are retained in the database. Some of my databases change more frequently than others. The limit should be a default across all databases with the ability to override the default value on a per-server or per-database level.

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    • Ability to see a list of objects changed within a drift set, and click that object name to jump to it in the page

      in the list of changes at the top you get a summation of what was change (2 tables, 2 stored procs, etc). would be nice to actually have those listed out by names, and have those names be a link to where you could click them and jump to that specific object's details lower on the page. in short, lessen the need to aimlessly scroll.

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      • Ability to click the listed user on a drifted schema and filter to see just the changes made by them

        Each drift shows the user who made changes, but you cannot filter to just that user's changes. Makes for a lot of scrolling.

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        • Enable editing server info or credentials

          Enable editing change server name or credentials in configuration panel for existing servers

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          • Ability to APPROVE or DECLINE changes and then write and execute scripts to that effect

            A series of changes are shown. The DBA can either approve them, or decline them, and if decline, run reversal scripts as needed? May be too complex, but would be wonderful!

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            • Ability to see when a change is reverted and remove the "reporting"

              I added a dumb test table. Red Gate caught it. Then I deleted it. Red Gate seemed to get lost. If the change and then removal/reversion could be tracked somehow possible, meaning this was a non-event, that'd be great.

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              • A Pause Button For Configuration\Servers Tab

                a pause button should be useful for Configuration\Servers\Databases or Servers screen. Somtimes we need to pause tracking db or server. But there is no option except edit/remove

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                • Add ability to ignore contraints

                  I would like to be able to tell DLM Dashboard not to alert when constraints don't match or are disabled. I manage a few databases where we disable constraints for data imports and then re-enable them afterwards. This is resulting in 2 email alerts per data load and training me to just ignore the alerts.

                  Would it be possible to tell DLM either ignore constraints or don't alert if the constraints are there but no enabled?

                  4 votes
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                  • ELK or Splunk

                    ELK, Splunk, and Appinsights are better than email

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                    • Saving a schema name should be unique by category then by database.

                      When acknowledging changes, it appears that you can't use the same schema name across databases in different categories.

                      Example:

                      Development
                      MYDB
                      Save schema named '01/09/2018'

                      Production
                      MYDB
                      Save schema named '01/09/2018'
                      ** Result in error "There is already a schema saved with this name."

                      6 votes
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                      • 4 votes
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                        • Ability to introduce a DACPAC to represent LIVE

                          Our test environment can't see live, however we do get daily DACPACs from LIVE. Would it be possible to select a folder to use as 'live' rather than a server so we can compare to the Live DACPAC rather than the server?

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                          • Ability to review changes over time.

                            I would like a way to enter an object name (stored proc, table,...) and see the changes that have occurred over a specific time frame whether or not the changes have been accepted.

                            4 votes
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                            • Add ability to control the frequency with which the DLM service polls the Redgate database.

                              This polling process creates a fair amount of network traffic over time and for bandwidth limited remote sights that can cause an issue. Having ability to control how often (and when) schema changes are checked would go a long way in reducing this issue

                              3 votes
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                              • Multiple Windows accounts or multiple backends

                                Our security policy requires that no user account have access to both dev/test and live instances. Anyone who has any business looking at both has separate accounts. This also applies to our service accounts - service accounts for live are not allowed access to test, and vice versa.

                                Rather than going through a very lengthy process with our security people (and auditors), it would make our lives much easier if we could either specify a different Windows account to use for a given SQL Server instance, or alternatively if one Dashboard front-end could display change data gathered from multiple monitoring…

                                3 votes
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                                • Add Friendly Server name

                                  I use IP addresses for dev/qa servers. Having a friendly name would be helpful at a glance

                                  9 votes
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                                  • Bug - Removing Database Completely from Configuration Tab does not Remove it from Home Dashboard

                                    Hi Redgate Team,

                                    I would like to report a bug. I am running the latest version of DLM Dashboard at the time of this post. I have added many databases to the dashboard. I have decided I no longer need to monitor one of those databases so I went to the configuration tab and removed it completely. However, it is still showing up on my dashboard. When I click on it, it does not give me any information. I would expect this database to disappear from the dashboard after removing its configuration.

                                    4 votes
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                                    • 6 votes
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                                      • Ability to configure Dashboard refresh rate.

                                        I just did a new release which had a lot of changes in it. Now I can't acknowledge those change because the refresh rate of the system is to tight. Either need to be able to turn it off for a bit or change the rate so that I have time to put a version number and comment in and click acknowledge.

                                        24 votes
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                                        • Enable the list of changed objects to be collapsed

                                          It would be useful if the changed objects could be listed without the T-SQL code being displayed.
                                          Some form of a toggle switch so that the code could be hidden/displayed would suffice

                                          19 votes
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