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  1. Allow overrides for the health state conditions on a monitor

    SCOM overrides only allow you to change the severity of an alert that is generated by a monitor.

    I have the need to be able to also change the health state that the monitor goes into when it goes into an error state.

    Example: I am running the SQL management pack which comes with the monitor, "Page Life Expectancy". This monitor generates alerts, and those alerts are of a Critical severity by default. Using overrides, I can change the alert severity to something lower if I'd like, such as warning or informational.

    What I can't do, and have a strong…

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    • Get finally rid of Silverlight - still inside SCOM 2016 ?!!

      Get finally rid of Silverlight - it is still inside SCOM 2016 ... ridiculous...

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      • Allows console credentials to be passed through to tasks

        When running a task and needing to override the predefined Run As account, it would be great if you could just choose to pass through the credentials used to connect to the console instead of typing them in.

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        • Improve SNMP MP Generator App

          One thing the current version doesn't do is create the threshold as an overrideable parameter. This makes tuning the threshold painful.

          It would also be nice if the MIB browser appended .0 to single-instance OIDs. Copying from the right-hand side of the screen to the left doesn't work, which confused me for a bit.

          Finally, I'd like to see the tool prompt for names to use within the management pack. The tool can automatically append .rule, .monitor, alert.message, etc.

          7 votes
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          • Subscriptions need path and source column in Object Search / Availability objects!

            Subscriptions need path and source column in Object Search / Availability objects

            It's currently impossible to create subscriptions if you have multiple available objects in SCOM with the same name, but there's no way to determine which is the one you need to add in the subscription!

            Please add (the option to add) columns path and source so it's visible what the parent object is.

            3 votes
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            • Need for additional security levels for auditing/logging

              The lack of security auditing and logging can cause the product to fail certain security checks such as FISMA. It would be beneficial to have additional auditing/logging that extends past when users log in or out, or fail to log in. It would be beneficial to have security auditing or logging when users make changes such as:

              - Installing/removing an agent onto a server
              - Installing/altering/removing a management pack
              - Creating/altering/removing "overrides" within a product

              In short, it would be beneficial to enforce some sort of auditability for who makes what changes, and when.

              5 votes
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              • RunAs profile for Office365 monitoring

                The guide mentions a RunAs Profile should be configured manually for the Subscription Proxy Secure Reference. However it does not mention what the RunAs account should be targetted to. Is "all targetted objects" the correct one to use?

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                • Office 365 - Use Auto Close Monitors instead of rules for Incidents

                  Currently the O365 MP all alerts are generated by a rule, and then there's another rule to close the alert (eventually, have yet to see it work). Why not use the already present (and well working) workflows from OpsManager to determine health instead and THEN generate incident alerts based on health state?. The IncidentState information is already in the Datasource's PropertyBag, why not use it in the ConditionDetectionModule to determine health.

                  Also, while there is a somewhat detailed HealthModel which can and should be used as targets for the monitors above, there are no monitors attached to the classes so…

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                  • Should be able to put monitors/Rules in maintenance mode.

                    Would like to see the option to put monitors/Rules in maintenance mode for group of servers instead of having servers/objects in maintenance mode.

                    For example, I just want to put " IIS availability monitor" in to maintenance mode for group of servers, so that I don't need to worry about keeping servers/object in to maintenance mode, as I want to monitor server but just on IIS.

                    3 votes
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                    • Stop process monitoring on UNIX

                      Hi all,
                      here is my scenario:

                      Created a UNIX process monitor using the template. Target is a custom group with some explicit members.

                      Monitoring works fine but as soon as I want to remove this process monitor by removing the computer from the Group it does not undiscover the computer from the process class.

                      So, you have to disable the discovery for this object by override and run the Remove-DisabledClassInstance CMDLET.

                      I haven't checkt with other customers but I assume this is a general issue.

                      Thanks for fixing,
                      Patrick

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                      • SCOM - MongoDB Monitoring Survey

                        The System Center Operations Manager product team wants to hear about your requirements on MongoDB monitoring.

                        Your response to this survey will help us better understand your requirements and issues, so that we can improve the monitoring experience.

                        To provide your feedback, please follow this link to the survey – https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0JTRZrjCWlv0lmd

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                        • Limit the Grooming Settings or improve database indexes

                          I think it would be very useful to limit the groomig settings to X days or improve to have better consoles performance.

                          We had a critical problem (all consoles performing very very slow... eceiving timeouts... hanging...) and it was only because a 30 days database configuration for "State change events data".

                          7 votes
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                          • URLgenie or Web Application monitoring

                            URLgenie should be part of SCOM. It is powerful and flexible with websites that require certificate based authentication. Current web application availability monitoring does not support certificate popups. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/tysonpaul/2015/05/04/urlgenie-management-pack-for-scom-an-easy-powerful-solution-for-bulk-website-monitoring/

                            3 votes
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                            • Move Update Rollups away from Microsoft Update Catalog

                              MUC isn't working with secure browsers at the moment. And the MUC Client just won't install due to security settings half the time.

                              The current best way to download the updates is through a sandbox VM, and that's just bad.

                              Move Update Rollups away from MUC, or fix the catalog so that it actually works in Edge.

                              4 votes
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                              • Allow manual manipulation of downtime periods in availability reports

                                I would like to have a way to edit the downtime periods in availability (and other health related) reports, because many times the recorded downtime was not truly downtime. Sometimes recorded uptime was truly downtime, but no monitor was in place to detect it.

                                3 votes
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                                • Create MP based on existing solution in VSAE

                                  It would be great to being able to create a new MP (solution based on an existing one in Visual Studio. Very often MPs are similar (Network devices, for e.g.).

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                                  • OleDB database monitors are created as classes instead of class instances

                                    OleDB monitors are created as classes instead of class instances.
                                    This doesn't work in combination with subscriptions.

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                                    • dashboard

                                      Make dashboard wizard a true wizard. Make creation easier, more intuitive. Being new to SCOM 2012R2, the amount of choices, data and selections available is utterly overwhelming. Reimaging the wizard to be more detailed with selections for ideas based on questions presented so the process will understand exactly what it is you are trying to get the system to presetnt to you!!? At this point I am dang near just completely overwhelmed. An example would be: A Process/wizard that would walk me through selecting the necessary objects to create a dashboard would show the overall heath of all of my…

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Ability to sort and filter display columns when creating a view

                                        On the Display tab of the properties of a view, you should be able to sort the list of entries as well as filter the list. In most environments there will be well over 100 entries and they are not sorted by default. This makes it hard to find specific entries.

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                                        • Ability to duplicate a subscription

                                          Today, there is no way to duplicate a subscription from within the SCOM console.

                                          This is a pain, because the wizard for creating a subscription in SCOM is very, very verbose with numerous pages. So when I have to create multiple subscriptions which only differ from each other slightly, I want to smash my face into the nearest blunt object.

                                          This would be one of those quick fix solutions which would reduce the pain involved in using SCOM.

                                          17 votes
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