IDERA SQL Diagnostic Manager Initial Setup

Senior DBA Lead at a government with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was straightforward. Click, click, click and that was it. The install process took 15 minutes. It was ten years ago, so I'm doing my best to recall correctly. Regarding our installation strategy, the initial reason we bought it was to evaluate how it was going to work in our environment; to monitor a variety of servers to see how we were doing. View full review »
Senior Manager, Data Operations at a Consumer Goods with 201-500 employees
The initial setup gives too many user rights to the server, so you have to put a user that is part of the administrator's group - that's the preferred way - on each server, which is kind of a risk. You want to do least privilege and you're not doing that. They also have non-recommended settings and we use the non-recommended settings where we don't give full access. But it's kind of bad that that's what they recommend. As a company that supports databases, I would think they would also support least privilege. The setup has been revisited a couple of times. We've moved it from server to server. It takes about three hours to get everything configured right. But that has been over the course of time because we'd have to tweak all the alerts, etc. If you really want to talk overall, it probably took six months to get everything just the way we wanted it. Our implementation strategy was to not have it alert us every minute. We needed to reconfigure the alerts so that it wouldn't alert us all the time. View full review »
Senior DBA with 10,001+ employees
The initial setup was a little bit complicated. It was not straightforward, but the support team was able to help. I have to call out that they did a good job. I needed manuals and the support had to help me out. Every product comes with a learning curve, and there are certain things that you have to know before you can do it. View full review »
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