General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. 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

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  2. 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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  3. Field to add server "Owner" under Agent details. This might be more of an inventory feature.

    Field to add server "Owner" under Agent details. This might be more of an inventory feature.

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  4. More functionality in the SCOM 2016 web console

    I understand that this is one of Microsoft's first passes with HTML 5, but really? Why isn't there a 'home' link when you use the alert link to first access the SCOM web console. One has to delete everything beyond /operationsmanager to get back to the other views. Also, why can we only select 1 object at a time (i.e. Windows computers, for maintenance mode and bulk alert management?

    Any plans for improvement? Is there a subscription that's available to tell me when new updates are available?

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  5. 1807 Web Dashboards bugfixes & improvements

    When building Topology widget HTML5 dashboards with 1807 I noticed :

    - there are 2 sizes "state icons" to choose from, but the "small" size is not selectable. => is a bug ? --- 3 sizes would be even better

    - these "state icons" are not consistent types, some are .png, others are .svg = work in progress ?

    - the 'white' marking inside the icons is not white but transparent ! placing them on a coloured background image changes the color of the white 'x' or 'v' = bug ?

    - any ability to manage the background images used…

    4 votes
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  6. Change the Alert Source target in the Custom Alert wizard so you may select any alert source for the view.

    Change the Alert Source target in the Custom Alert wizard so you may select any alert source for the v iew. Currently only alerts with a source of "alert" are available. Otheralerst have different sources and should be available in this view. If you select all alerts you see them all. If you select all sources in the wizard you do not.

    6 votes
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  7. Delay config updates on Agents (management pack changes)

    Please find a way yo delay config updates on the agents so not every agent gets the update at the same time. Spread the updates over a period of time or random intervals within a time period.

    example:all agents gets the update within a period of 15 minutes and not all agents at the same time as it is today. This would be a nice feature to have.

    36 votes
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  8. Change Proxy Agent Search Windows

    When Changing Proxy agent, can you please add Search feature to the window, make the life a lot easier.

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  9. DHCP Management Pack best practice settings published.

    DHCP management needs to change since it collects a large amount of data per scope. It generates Event ID 623 in the OPs manager log about the Health Service store has reached it maximum size. The agent is constantly doing a state change from healthy to unhealthy. If there was a config document on what to turn off in the MP would be helpful.

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  10. Show more than "New" alerts in the "Alert View" when pivoting from State/Diagram views

    When you pivot from a state or diagram view to the alert view, only alerts in a "New" state are displayed. Ideally it should show all alerts that are not in a "Closed" state. The web console already works this way, but the fat client does not.

    10 votes
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  11. SQL TDE Support for SCOM 2016

    We are implenting SQL TDE for all our SQL databases in our organization including SCOM. Based on Microsoft support this is not a supported scenario. We need Microsoft to support SQL TDE implementation in SCOM 2012/2016.

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  12. Overrides label console BUG - SCOM 1801

    When you have alerts panel and click on the alerts view, you receive in the right panel an Overrides link, but it seems that IIS doesn't refresh the view but instead glues text one onto another and the link looks like this:

    OverridesOverrides Loading...Overrides

    3 votes
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  13. View only Rules or Monitors, display column rule or monitor

    View only Rules or Monitors, display column rule or monitor. Would be able to display only rules or monitors option and display a column for identifying if a rule or monitor.

    3 votes
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  14. System Center OM 1801

    https://docs.microsoft.com/ru-ru/system-center/opbuildpdf/scom/scom/toc.pdf?view=sc-om-1801&branch=live

    Problems in encoding this file PDF to russian language. Please remove this problem.

    1 vote
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  15. 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

    13 votes
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  16. Modification to the licensing structure of SCOM / System Center

    1. Currently you need to license the full System Center Suite. DP, OO, SM, VMM, ... - some of those solutions do not get many updated, or are not used at our customer. Suggestion is to offer SCOM ML only - either as a Subscription or ML.

    2. Reconsider licensing for non-Windows OSEs. Linux agents are available on GitHub and open source. The cost comes into play when they are added to SCOM. "To license the OSEs under management, all physical cores must be licensed in the server being managed."
    AND: "Minimum of 16 core licenses required for each server" …

    6 votes
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  17. Access to Customfields

    1. Allow access to customfields via MOM.ScriptAPI so coding can populate on the fly.

    2. Create Microsoft supported Alert Update connector tool that will have a GUI interface to populate customfields of sealed management pack alerts.

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  18. 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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  19. 13 votes
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  20. 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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