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  1. HTML5 Portal

    This is a request for a web console that is based on HTML5 and not on silver light. I also need full admin functionality in the portal so I don't have to switch between windows and web console.

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      18 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Gateway Server should ping Agents

      Agents managed by a Gateway Server should be pinged by that instead of a Management Server.

      99 votes
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        5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Dashboards Templates and flexibility

        Provide more flexible/easy way to create fast dashboards. More Dashboard templates like the new one from SQL that provide new templates, new views and new shiny updated dashboards.

        60 votes
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        • Make company knowledge editable using a modern version of Office / Windows.

          Make company knowledge useful again. Either editable via modern version of Word / Windows or even better using a built in html editor so Office is not a requirement.

          48 votes
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          • Configure monitor for specific time period

            It would be great if we can configure monitoring for certain time period. Example for Service Monitoring - We would like to generate an alert for service when it down in business hours between 8:00 AM to 6:00PM. Same thing with CPU, Memory, Event based and Performance counter monitors. I do not see we can create or stop monitoring for specific time period in SCOM 2012 R2.

            47 votes
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            • Move Scheduled Maintenance Mode to the Monitoring Pane

              The Scheduled Maintenance Mode feature is only available to SCOM Administrators currently because it is added to the SCOM Administration Pane. What is needed is to have this available to the Service Desk (as stated by Vinayak) and Operators and Advanced Operators levels. Meaning it would have to be made available somehow in the Monitoring Pane in order to be used by a very large part of the maintenance mode setting target audience.
              Of course the PowerShell cmdlets are the other way of getting to the Scheduled Maintenance mode entries and to adjust them, but this is basically for use…

              43 votes
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              • Monitor must change its state to something different than Healthy in any situations when it cannot be executed or executed with error.

                Monitor must change its state to something different than Healthy in any situations when it cannot be executed or executed with error (unloaded, timeout, and so on). Currently it`s state remains Healthy even if its script never executed successfully.

                42 votes
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                • Email Alert delivery tracking and auditing.

                  I often have users who claim that they "never received the SCOM alert". There should be a way in SCOM to track and audit generation and delivery of email alerts. The alert history tab should have info on which email alert subscriptions were triggered.

                  Email templates should have a way to embed which alert subscriptions were used to generate them.

                  You should be able to click on an agent-managed system and see what alert subscriptions and groups a system belongs to.....similar to how you can see what email distribution lists a person belongs to in Outlook/Exchange.

                  29 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • visio

                    Visio 2016 SCOM Addin support for creating dashboard, or integrate something like this into SCOM without needing Visio. I supported a number of customers that want this but are unaware of the feature until I present it to them as part of their requested solution.

                    26 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Time and weekday based overrides

                      it would be great if a override can be set for a specific time range. for example: because of the backup each night between 2am and 3am the cpu utilization is higher then normal. Therefor I want to have a higher threshold set for this time. It would be even better if you also can set the weekday for such an override, for example only an Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 3am

                      23 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        19 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 19 votes
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                            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Remove at (least the) dutch language from the console

                            When editing MP's the Dutch language settings keep coming back. Please remove them from scom, I don't believe anyone in the Netherlands is using them.

                            18 votes
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                              3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Dramatically improve the presentation layer

                              This is the biggest issue when it comes to 'selling' SCOM to a broader internal audience, be they IT or beyond. It's so frustrating that, despite its capabilities, the arguments for it are always seriously undermined by insipid health, performance views and reports.

                              MP's should have out of the box views that really provide the wow factor. For example the tile views in the more recent SQL MP's are fantastic. The introduction of tiles in dashboards has been generally a boon but only compared to the paucity of decent visuals to date.

                              We need access to views that are designed…

                              17 votes
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                              • Monitor State View/Widget

                                It would be great to have state views/widgets which show the state of a particular monitor instead of the health of a class.

                                17 votes
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                                • Health Explorer: Grey out "Recalculate Health" unless a monitor has OnDemandDetection

                                  Most unit monitors in MPs do not have OnDemandDetection implemented. Hence clicking on "Recalculate Health" in Health Explorer will not provide the results an operator might expect.
                                  Please consider greying that button out should a monitor only feature RegularDetection.

                                  16 votes
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                                  • Event correlation capabilty

                                    The ability to correlate multiple issues into a single root cause e.g. a hyper-v host goes down and the monitoring detects this and provides a single alert that shows that the host is down and what guests are impacted

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Write perf.data to DB when alert has been raised.

                                      It would be great to see the current value of a perf.counter in the perf.views (and reports) when an alert has been raised independently of the perf.collection rules schedule and data optimization setting.

                                      Then the discussions about the difference would finally come to an end.

                                      12 votes
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                                        2 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Real time monitoring for troubleshooting purposes

                                        Sometimes need to get the same monitoring data trata comes from MP but in real time as perfmon gets. A troubleshooting tool or add- in that get the same data in real time for a short time.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • Automatic Maintenance Mode when WSUS Restarts ( Event 22 ) on agents are required

                                          ... and also all related Objects like JEE Tomcat or DHCP Relationships ect on the particular machines

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