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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.7 - Release Notes

Connection Properties | Tags

Tags are a free form organizational tool that may be optionally applied to Spotlight connections. Tag names represent a project, geographic region or other indicator of interest to you and your organization. Multiple tags can be assigned to one connection.

Tags are a way for you to group your connections in a way that is meaningful to you, independent of the connection name and connection type.

Table 58: Applications for tags

Possible application Description

Monitored connections

Select Connections

Search for connections by tag name.

Alarm Action Dialog Setup actions to take when an alarm is raised. Actions can be conditional on the tag name.
Send an Email Dialog Send an email when an alarm is raised. The tag name can be included in the email subject or message.
Run a Program Dialog Run a program when an alarm is raised. The tag name can be included in the program output.

To replace / add / delete tags, open this screen from the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.

  2. Right-click the connection and select Properties | Tags.
Field Description

List of tags

A list of all the tags added for this connection.

Value

Use to create and modify tags.

Example tag names are:

#Country.USA

#APP.Finance

#APP.HR

Note:

  • Use the drop down menu to select from tags currently assigned to connections on the Spotlight Diagnostic Server.
  • A tag can be made up of alphanumeric and special characters. It can include spaces within the name and value. It is not case sensitive.
  • Duplicate tags are not allowed.
  • Tag names are prefixed with the # character. A tag name cannot begin with the # character as in ##owner.bob.

Replace

Use to modify a tag in the list of tags.

  1. Select the tag in the list of tags.
  2. The tag appears in the Value field. Edit as required.
  3. Click Replace.

Add

Use to add a tag to the list of tags.

  1. Create a tag in the Value field.
  2. Click Add.

Delete

Use to delete a tag from the list of tags.

  1. Select the tag in the list of tags.
  2. The tag appears in the Value field.
  3. Click Delete.

Note: Read-only users cannot Add, Replace and Delete tags. For more information, see Spotlight diagnostic user groups.

 

TIP: The Connection Discovery Wizard imports details to SQL Server instances or Windows Servers from file. If you re-import the same file with updated tags, Spotlight will skip the connection creation step but update the tags.

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