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  1. Provide fast Web-based Dashboard-functionality

    For SLO's the most obvious usage is that management want to see that the services meet the SLO's. However, there is no good functionality to let them do so in SCOM today.
    Having them log in to a link on the web console takes way too long and providing them with the out-of-the-box reports is not good-looking.

    The web presentation layer for this must be more appealing and fast-loading (2-5 seconds) as it is to be viewed at executive meetings. Having this online and available would make SCOM invaluable and the no 1 source for this data from their perspective. …

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    • Bring the Operational Insights reporting capabilities to on-prem SCOM

      The reporting capabilties in the Operational Insights / OMS looks awesome!
      Unfortulately, lots of SCOM setups cannot for several regulatory reasons not be connected to the Operational Insights / OMS.
      Please bring the equivalent experience to the on-prem SCOM solutions as well.

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      • Normalize Data in the SCOM DW so that reports like the "Top N" report can be run against all OSes in one report.

        There are 3 data values, for example, for CPU performance depending on if it's Win 2008, R2 or Win 2012 (R2). If the SCOM DW could normalize this data I would only have to build one report for CPU or Processor performance, not 3.

        23 votes
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        • Use advanced features in SSRS reporting. Push all PGs to develop better reporting in their MPs. Move reporting to 21st century

          Use advanced reporting capabilities in SSRS to generate rich graphical and meaningful reports

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          • Make reports in SCOM more appealing

            Most of the times when you export the reports in SCOM to PDF it does not look great. I prefer the Veeam reports overt the SCOM reports since they look much better. Some improvements to make the reports better would be nice.

            13 votes
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            • What's Being Monitored?

              Provide an easy report or way for users to view the effective rules associated to an application and or server (i.e.: What's being monitored).

              It's currently convoluted, somewhat cumbersome and only a SCOM admin can decipher the output.

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              • Please make custom reports easier for non-reporting services experts

                I would like to write custom reports but I do not have the time to learn report services. Please make a user friendly way to write custom reports.

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                • Create a SCOM Report that Mimics the PAL Reports

                  The Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool is an awesome tool for documenting (benchmarking) or troubleshoot a system. There should be something similar in OpsMgr that we can use either as a report or a dashboard.

                  An ideal solution would be to import templates (like PAL does), so that OpsMgr can then apply it to a system for a period of time. The reports would then function in a similar fashion so that admins can address performance issues or provide benchmarks.

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                  • Reporting

                    I sometimes have to setup multiple scheduled versions of the same report. It would be a huge timesaver if reports could be quickly copied and modified. Also the ability to be able to allow multiple users to administer a centralized report schedule.

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                    • Easy way to report monitors/rules and override on a per server or group basis

                      We are constantly being asked for what is being monitored on our servers (s). This is not an easy question to ask. A report for a server/group showing all monitored/rules and overrides across all management packs would be extremely usefull

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                      • Server name pops up when you hover over a line in a graph.

                        Currently when you hover over a line in a performance graph only the perfmon value and date pop up. The only way to determine what system that line applies to is the match colors.

                        This is makes it very difficult to determine the system when you have a large amount of systems and several colors with a similar shade....you wind up scrolling through the list of systems trying to match up the color.

                        It would be far simpler to just have the system name pop up when you hover your cursor over the line.

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                        • Add a health trend dashboard, which can be scoped to objects or groups

                          Today, the Management Group Health Trend dashboard is really great to see the trend of alerts in the environment. However it would be useful to duplicate this dashboard but constrain it to just the members of a Distributed App or Group. I spent a lot of time today trying to fabricatre this, to no avail.

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