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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. 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

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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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  10. 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"
      So for…

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 13 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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