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  1. Import MIBs to monitor network devices

    A way to import MIB's into SCOM to monitor network devices. This would open a new way to monitor network capabilities from third parties who delivers MIB's.

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      12 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Better Network Monitoring including Netflow

      Currently Network Monitoring is pretty basic and if you want something decent you have to pay for a third party solution

      19 votes
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        1 comment  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Network Vicinity View - manually edit Topology

        There needs to be an option to manually edit the network topology created by the network discovery. At the moment the process is not transparent why some associations between network components are not visible in the vicinity view.

        17 votes
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          0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • improve network monitoring

          Monitoring network has several issues that need to be addressed.

          - very unclear how it works (the discovery is 1 big black box. it's not "open" like system monitoring) and what it captures is not understandable for network admins (e.g. a switch has mem-1, mem-5 and mem-6 found by scom, but this is not understood by a network admin who only sees memory and not this division).

          - key property is mac address which keeps popping up in several views instead of a understandable name (the default performance views don't even have the option to show the mibII name/dnsname).

          -…

          16 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Self Help utility to add New Network Devices

            I want to be able to easily certify a network device for extended monitoring when support for a network device is not available out of box in SCOM.

            16 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Support for SNMP v3 Traps

              Simple, says it on the tin, most network devices support SNMP v3 these days, it's more secure.

              15 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Receive any version of a SNMP-trap by default.

                Make SCOM by default receive any version of SNMP trap regardless of discovered device version, to relieve us from the pain of manually removing the <Version>-tag from each

                and every custom rule, AND/OR make it possible to discover a device as ONLY version v1 (even if it responds to v2).

                10 votes
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                  2 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • provide network device root cause analysis

                  Ability to discover all network devices relationship to avoid many alerts when a switch core is unavailable. There is a monitoring like this in the Exchange management pack

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Netflow / jflow / sflow integration

                    Operators and users of SCOM are asking for integration of information about the packet flow within the network. Think about information coming from netflow, jflow or sflow implementations on the network devices.

                    6 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Parsing SNMP traps

                      Some good network devices has the feature of parsing the SNMP traps. SCOM is still missing it. Undiscovered devices (which are not generis or certified) need this parsing so that received SNMP data can be processed and presented the way we wanted.

                      6 votes
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                        1 comment  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Network Vicinity View / Port Stitching Documentation

                        At the moment the whole feature network vicinity view topology creation and port stitching is not documented. We need a transparent technical documentation of the feature.
                        Even your own technical support does now know how to troubleshoot this feature in scom.

                        5 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Out of the box monitoring for power supplies and fans for network devices

                          Most of the devices do not have out of the box monitoring for fans and power supplies. I believe that this is a required feature for SCOM to be beneficial.

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Discover Windows server as Network devices

                            A way to discover windows server as Network devices for setting up snmp configuration in scom 2012 without editing .asl file. This requirement is required for windows server hardware monitoring where for some of the hardware vendor will not provide the respective hardware mp's

                            4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • End Node Network Monitoring including Port Visibility without SCOM Agent similar to NNMi

                              We have a lot of systems that do not have the SCOM agent installed. We currently use HP NNMi for Network Monitoring and would like to move this to SCOM. However, NNMi uses SNMP to discover the network equipment and end nodes. It then provides visibility of the entire network including the port on a switch that a node is attached to. It does this without any agent on the end nodes. I need similar functionality in SCOM. I understand it will do it with an agent installed via port stitching, but I need similar visibility to the end nodes…

                              2 votes
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                                0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Build Network Vicinity View based on all devices

                                Currently the Network Vicinity View is build inside the discovery rule, this leads to a scoped network vicinity because links between nodes in difference discovery rules aren't known.

                                To administer the network monitoring enviroment the discovery rules are split over several management servers. It would be nice if this doesn't impact the vicinity view.

                                An idea would be too build the vicinity view in a seperate discovery with the objects managed by a resource pool as boundry.

                                2 votes
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                                • Network Vicinity View - Include VLANs interconnecting devices in the View as an object

                                  Add the VLAN object in the Network Vicinity View to help understand how the servers are connected and also the networking layer 2 topology. The VLAN object is already stored in SCOM DB.

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                                  • Make Network dashboards available to non-administrators

                                    Hi, today I found out that for example the "Network Vicinity Dashboard" or the "Network Node Dashboard" is only available to SCOM Admins!
                                    Certainly these views need to be available to at least the operatiors role.
                                    Regards
                                    Peter

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