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  1. Large groups editing crashes SCOM

    When you have a large group with either a large amount of Dynamic Members, Explicit Members or Excluded Members. SCOM freezes and crashes on you, and only saving half of the changes you made, if it saves at all.
    Is there away to make SCOM not crash when you are working with large groups?

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  2. Dynamic container membership in Distributed Application

    For now, any container in Distributed Application (DA) can contain explicit members only. It will be nice to have the same abilities on DA containers like groups have, dynamic membership for instance.
    Yes, its possible in current version of OpsMgr, but not from GUI, with notepad XML authoring only

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  3. Web Application Transaction monitoring via Global Service Monitor

    At the moment it is only possible to do Web Application Availability monitoring with GSM. It would be very usefull if Web Application Transaction monitoring could also be done with GSM

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  4. Script Rule & Monitor wizard should offer Syntax highlighting, better also intelli-sense and code-completion for VBS and PS1

    That would make script rules and monitor creation so much easier and less error prone.

    Thank you :-)

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  5. Eliminate Web Application Monitor from being a roll-up

    Over the past years we've had numerous false or erroneous alerts using the Web Application Availability Monitoring template due to the fact that the Web Application Monitor is a roll-up.

    In a majority of our use cases we only care when the status code is not equal to 200, however because this monitor is a roll-up it will trigger from anything to certificate, to random probe errors, or any of the other situations the URL probe is watching due to it being a roll-up.

    Today we send all alerts from SCOM to IBM Netcool/Omnibus where we've added custom logic to…

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  6. operations console advanced or expert view

    Operations Console Advanced or Expert view
    I would like to have an option to use the Operations Console in advanced or expert view. This view will allow the advanced operator to do things like being able to view the underlying SQL query that was used to generate the particular state view or alert view for example. Right-click view to show the SQL query. This will allow users to run custom queries against the database for building custom web views or to learn some of the techniques that were used to generate the views. I find it faster to query the…

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  7. Improve authoring experience and delegation for end-users

    Currently all authoring has to be done by SCOM Admins. Even if you try to give users access through the Author role, basic templates are not available for those users.
    Only SCOM admins can use the MP templates. I think you'd better create a more intuitive and improved standalone Authoring Console and add more MP templates there for creating MP's from scratch. This way more users can benefit from the possibilities in SCOM, rather than having the whole organization depend on the time and capacity of the SCOM guys.

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  8. Powershell commandlet to create rules.

    You can "get-scomrule" but not "set-scomrule". I had to create a lot of rules recently and it took ages. (This would have been mitigated by being able to add variables to the subject line of an alert)

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  9. Improved WMI query bulding functionality

    When creating WMI-based performance rules & unit monitors, provide the "triangle" button in order to be able to specify any of the workflow's target properties (or hosted) when building the WMI query. Queries running agents hosting multiple instances of a targeted class (ex.: Logical Disk) will require that we filter the WMI query using the "WHERE" clause. For example:

    WHERE DeviceID = '$Target/Property[Type="MicrosoftWindowsLibrary!Microsoft.Windows.LogicalDevice"]/DeviceID$'

    Note that the button is available when building Windows Performance-based workflows (Object & Instance fields).

    Thanks

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  10. Dynamic Groups for components within Distributed Application

    Just that, because currently you have to export out the group criteria syntax for the dynamic group and then cut and paste to the Distributed Application XML. Fine if you know what you're doing, but not for most SCOM admins where SCOM is not the main part of their job. It also then means that the DA cannot be edited within the GUI after modification via XML.

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  11. Provide the ability to add variables to the subject line of an alert

    I created rules to alert when users were added to Domain Admins, Schema admins etc. The company wanted separate subject lines per group. A simple Subject: [USER] added to [GROUP] would have prevented me creating loads of individual rules.

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  12. Server / Windows Computer Groups dynamic via Server Role

    Be able to create, within the console, computer groups such as the IIS computer group based on Computer Role (such as IIS, SharePoint, Exchange etc.). In the console currently limited to instance group creation.

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  13. Be able to change icons in Diagram view of Distributed applications.

    Be able to change icons in Diagram view of Distributed applications.

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  14. TCP port checks show end point and port

    You can't search for the TCP end point from within Authoring or Monitoring. So unless you put the end point in the description, you can't find it again without digging through the management pack xml.

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  16. To integrate an option in Authoring pane to create custom classes

    There is no option to create classes in SCOM 2012 authoring pane. We have to use MP author or other third party tool or do a manual xml editing. It would be nice if we have a way to create custom classes in SCOM authoring pane it self.

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  17. Native DS Module for SQL Analysis services

    For Collection rules, please allow Write Action to SQL Analysis cubes; or at least a tool that will allow migrating DW ---> SQL Analysis

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  18. Have a GUI to create Powershell Dashboards that show near realtime information

    Have a simple GUI that allows non-Progammers to create useful dashboards that can be created for Plasma Walls and for Technical Staff who can quickly identify potential problems.

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  19. Website monitoring to handle user journeys better

    Website monitoring can't handle password pages where the authentication is selected random characters. For example when a page wants characters 2, 5, and 9 from your password.

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  20. Allow update of MP version in VSAE when using Auto-increment version

    If you open a VSAE project on a new machine, the version number for the MP (if using Auto-increment) will reset to the default 1.0.0.1. However this Mp could be on version 1.0.41 and won't install unless you rebuild the soltion 40+ times or turn off Auto-Increment.

    It would be nice if we could set the value in the deployment tab of the MP properties and VSAE increment from that number on the next build

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