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  1. Increase Trigger Alert Threshold Granularity

    Increase trigger alert threshold granularity by changing the alert threshold dropdown to an input box that allows any non-negative number of minutes to be specified.

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      started  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • send a periodic email highlighting the metrics with the most percentage change

      For example: Over the past week, Average Request Time Increased 32% and Memory Used Increased 12%

      41 votes
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      • 24:00 notation instead of AM PM

        could we have 24:00 notation instead of AM PM, especially on the graphs.

        I'm always confused when it comes to 12 AM (is this the middle of the day or the night ??)

        39 votes
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        • Allow disabling alerts in certain time windows

          Sometimes a server is doing nightly maintenance and the metrics trigger false "value lower than" alerts. It would be nice to have a generic feature disabling alerts for certain time window. This feature exists in MySQL Replication plugin but it should be easy to add generically.

          34 votes
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          • Twitter Integration

            I start following @scoutapp. Because I'm following @scoutapp, it can send me direct messages. I tell Scout my twitter handle. Whenever Scout has an alert, you could send a direct message to my twitter handles with the alert summary and a shortened URL to the alert.

            You've also allowed a bunch of hooks to occur via Twitter, for instance, I use Tweetie and I can have it Growl my alerts. It'd be a really sick way for my servers to communicate with me.

            24 votes
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            • 24 votes
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              • Make actions on triggers

                It would be great if triggers would trigger actions.

                For example mongrel for any following triggers - mongrel restart action is triggered.
                - response time > 30 sec
                - swap % > 0

                19 votes
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                • Add ability to modify hostname for RoR monitoring

                  Currently the RoR monitoring uses the hostname. When running on EC2 the hostname defaults to something like ip-127-0-0-1 and changing it creates strange DNS issues. It would be nice to add a servername field to the config where we can override the default hostname.

                  18 votes
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                  • Use bundler to manage plugin depencies

                    Moving a plugin that has gem dependencies is a pain. I need to go install the plugin manually (or make changes in puppet) to make everything happy. If the Scout agent used Bundler for dependency management, the required gems could be installed automatically.

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                    • Clone the great features from Graphite.

                      Graphite seems like a superset of your existing charting. E.g. Its ability to show deviance from norms would be very useful.

                      17 votes
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                      • add RESTful api

                        A rest api to deliver alerts / reports over http. Would make some plugins easier to write. And would be great for example for using Scout as our centralized alerting platform.

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                        • improve the URL monitoring plugin

                          I find that the URL monitoring plugin gives a lot of false positives, which is stressing me out. I've disabled it for now. I'm not sure why it's doing this and happy to help you debug it.

                          16 votes
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                          • hipchat

                            Add a customizable string for hipchat notifications. This would allow us to call out and notifiy people via hipchat when a notification comes in.

                            With a customizable string we could call out @all, @here or @username or any combination that we want. The @ calls will generate in app notifications, push notfications to mobile devices and trigger emails when users are offline.

                            16 votes
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                            • Expiration date for "Disable notifications for everyone"

                              I just disabled notifications for everyone in my account, for maintenance on our servers.

                              It would be awesome if I am forced to choose how long the maintenance will take. After that time has passed, notifications are auto-enabled. That way, I don't have to remember to re-enable the notifications.

                              14 votes
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                              • Build a plugin for AWS Cloudwatch for Elastic Load Balancer (ELB) Statistics

                                Amazon's ELB is a critical part of many people's cloud infrastructure. Cloudwatch tracks useful statistics like latency and volume. Unfortunately their UI is terrible and it would be great to bring that data into Scout.

                                13 votes
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                                • Chart or Role-based trigger

                                  Trigger a trend alert for a group of machines. For example, sometimes errors trend up across all machines due to an overloaded shared service. In aggregate, it's a sharp spike, easily visible on a chart, but with per-machine triggers, we either get dozens of alerts or none.

                                  13 votes
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                                  • Provide a mechanism for publishing Dashboards

                                    Maybe read-only accounts? I have these great Metrics I'd like to share with a non-technical audience.

                                    12 votes
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                                    • When an alert is triggered, allow for a repeat notification

                                      Since only one email alert is sent per trigger, sometimes a single email is missed.
                                      I propose a configurable interval of X (say, 1 hour) and a max notifications (Default to unlimited) to allow the user to set the desired notification behavior.

                                      12 votes
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                                      • Chart title should be displayed in fullscreen=true view

                                        When you display a chart fullscreen the time range is visible, but the line immediately above, with the title, is not. This is quite inconvenient. Our use case is a script to display a sequence of Scout charts in a loop on an overhead monitor -- chart titles are the missing link.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Charts - add the ability to specify the min/max of the y-axis

                                          Sometimes one outlier metric forces a large y-coordinate value (for example, load is at 0.01,0.10,0.08,100,0.10) and you can't see the variations in the other data points.

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