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  1. WebConsole missing form authentication Integrated with AD

    ) In SCOM2012 R2, it was possible to login to the SCOM web console with a different user via a form based authenticated through AD.
    If a user would try to connect with a non permitted user to the console, a form would load up within the webconsole and would ask for Username/Password. It would then be possible to use another account with the rights permissions to access the console.
    This feature is now gone in SCOM2016 and doesn't seem to be any work around in the current context.
    In a company where users have 2 different account (1 for…

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    • ManagementServerInitiatesConnection fixin SCOM 2012 ?

      This issue has been corrected in SCOM 2016 UR4 :

      After a network outage, the management server doesn't reconnect to the gateway server if the gateway server was installed with the /ManagementServerInitiatesConnection=True option.

      The issue still exists in SCOM 2012 R2, Is it coming in Update Rollup 15 ? Thanks

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      • make this release available on MSDN platforms

        MS should make these releases available on MSDN platforms for their many freelancers out there supporting system center in Microsofts interest

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          • Let us send notifications when 3-state monitor changes state

            A LOT of companies (all my customers) have a workflow where they have Warning being the proactive alert and Critical being the "send to on-call" staff alert.

            The problem is that SCOM only trigger a notification when the alert is created or when it is switching resolution state. This means that if an alert is sent to the low-prio channel when the 3-state monitor raises a Warning alert, no notification will ever be sent to the high-prio channel as the alert transitions to Critical.

            This is, honestly, such a basic notification strategy that ANY OTHER monitoring product i've used handles…

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            • ServiceNow ITSM Integration

              A native SCOM to ServiceNow ITSM integration to enable creation of tickets to the correct support team with alert/incident being resolved from either end i.e. if an operator closes an alert in SCOM, the corresponding ServiceNow incident should also be closed, and likewise, if the Incident is resolved in the ServiceNow incident, the corresponding SCOM alert should also be closed.

              ServiceNow has become a popular ITSM solution and the ability to close-the-gap between alert generation in SCOM and incident/ticket raising in ServiceNow without having to invest in a third-party tool is vital.

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              • Opposite state override

                Any state type rule or monitor should have an opposite override parameter. The two best examples are service and web site/app pools state. By default, alerts are created for those based on their state being down/disabled but you should be able to reverse that logic with a simple override (as in you want an alert if the state is up/enabled). So the override parameter could be a simple down/disabled by default but with a up/enabled option for services or web site/app pools that you want to alert on if they ever are up/enabled.

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                • Dynamic Graphic Charts In Dashboards based on SQL queries

                  Currently we don't have option to create Dashboards based on SQL queries. Charts(Pie, Bar, Column etc) option is not available in dashboards which will help to query data from DB/DW and present them dynamically for other teams for Service monitoring improvements.

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                  • Service level objective availbility ignores maintenance mode in DA childobjects

                    Availbility SLOs only read the maintenance mode from the root of the targeted object. If it is a distributed application all child object maintenance modes are ignored and the objective can not report or compute the maintenance mode times correctly.
                    I do not want maintenance mode rollup, i want queries that deliever the correct data.
                    I do not want to set the child object AND the DA root to maintenance. None of the engineers know in wich DA the specific object is used so if they do their work the DA is never affected. Pretty useless at the moment. I've…

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                    • Remove All SCOM Disabled Class Instances

                      When a Discovery is disabled by Default, SCOM will not remove the class instances unless the discovery has an override which sets the parameter "Enabled" to "false".

                      The Command Remove-SCOMDisabledClassInstances should be able to remove ALL SCOM Discoveries which there isn't an active discovery for or at least have the ability to (Switch Parameter?)

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                      • The ability to add (& override) custom alert fields (1-10) associated with monitors, and not just rules

                        These are easily available in the "Configure Alerts" section of the "Create Rule Wizard" dialog box (via "Custom alert fields..." button), but is nowhere to be seen in the "Create a unit monitor\Configure Alerts" wizard's dialog box.

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                        • Topology Dashboard : Improvement.

                          1. Currently We cannot delete any specific back group when we have imported which result list of backgrounds are growing and it is getting difficult to manage them. only option to delete it at this moment is delete the MP which result it is removing all Banners where We need to re import required once will break the existing dashboards.

                          2. Need alignment option to to align Heath states of objects in rows and columns to design dashboard effectively.

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                          • iPhone, Android or Windows Phone App

                            A mobile phone and tablet app that an on-call operator can use to receive notifications on and see meaningful information for those objects they have Scope to view is missing.

                            Within the app, the operator should be able to acknowledge, close or escalate an alert, drill-down into the Health Explorer and see views, dashboards similar to what they have been scoped to have access to from their User Role membership and Subscriptions.

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                            • Displaying enum properties in console

                              Operations manager console shows ID for enum properties instead of it's localized display string. I'd like to use it in SCOM management packs but I see that it doesn't realized properly, only in SCSM.

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                              • The ability to set a schedule for ANY new or existing workflow, and allow for overriding the related parameters

                                This functionality should be included as a base configuration for ALL workflows, with a default condition of running 7/24, but configurable for new workflows, and overridable for existing workflows in sealed MPs. Though one could re-create an existing workflow, supplementing it with the "System.SchedulerFilter" condition detection module, the administrative workload of doing so for any existing workflows is unacceptable. Also, the workflows should not run at all during non-running periods, as is currently the case with the "System.SchedulerFilter" condition detection module.

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                                • 4K Resolution support for SCOM console

                                  SCOM console seems to not fully support 4K resolution. If you open overrides window the enable checkboxes are hidden and many other views are not aligned properly.

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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.

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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…

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