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Nov 6, 2018 by Robert Gravelle

The Navicat team is proud to announce the launch of Navicat Monitor 1.8. This minor update adds a couple of exciting features:

  • The dashboard adds a compact view.
  • Support for the Slack collaboration hub, so now you can get notifications via Slack whenever a warning or critical condition occurs in your infrastructure.

Today's blog examines both features and describes how to download the new version.

Dashboard Compact View

The dashboard was designed to allow the monitoring of several of database instances at a glance. It presents an easy to read, one page summary of the real-time analytics related to the health and performance of all your instances. Moreover, you can customize the dashboard for your preferred server metrics to get a global view of each instance, as well as apply instance grouping to allow smooth navigation between each of them.

The new Compact View presents a more streamlined set of data cards about each instance, allowing you to include hundreds of database instances within a single screen!

Slack Alerts

Slack is a collaboration hub that connects members of an organization to help get work done within a team environment. The Slack platform includes notifications for things that need your attention. Notifications are received whether you're using Slack on your desktop or from your mobile device.

Using Navicat Monitor, DBAs may now choose to receive alerts via Slack, in addition to email, SMS, and SNMP, if they so choose.

You'll find the Slack option grouped with the other notification settings on the Alert Policy Details screen. Here's how to get there:

  • The Configurations < Alert Policy screen contains a list of metrics to alert users about. Alert types are grouped by System Alerts, Security Alerts, and Performance Alerts:

  • Clicking an alert brings up the Alert Policy for that metric:

  • The Notification Settings are located at the bottom of the page. These include when to send notification, how to send them, and to whom.

Downloading Navicat Monitor 1.8

The new version of Navicat Monitor is available for download on the Navicat site. Installation options run the gamut from Windows, macOS, macOS Homebrew, Linux, Linux Repos, Docker, to FreeBSD. You also have the option of selecting either an online or offline installer.

You can learn more about Navicat Monitor on the product page. The Discover Navicat Monitor page has even more details.

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