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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 13 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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.

    6 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  10. 19 votes
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  11. Fix the rendering on more than one screen

    On multiple screens in TP5 SCOM the buttons don't show up. Some creative Tab + Enter seems to work with the invisible buttons.

    ie
    1) Add computers/groups to OMS - no search button.
    2) Computer and device management discovery - greyed out search buttons.
    3) Computer and device management - Administrative account - missing text
    4) Repair agents - missing button.

    Mark

    2 votes
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  12. SCOM-OMS prerequisites checker tool

    Tool which can be used to do prerequisite check for connection between Agent/MS and OMS.
    Based on firewall requirements:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt484101.aspx

    including option for Proxy server and Proxy user account.
    It would be a great help for deployment and troubleshooting scenarios

    7 votes
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  13. Fix the sort by date in the SCOM Console

    Today, the SCOM console fails to properly sort columns throughout the UI. For instance, if sorting by created date for something like Web Application Monitors, it sorts by on integer value, not based on date time.

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  14. 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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  15. Create Configurable Discovery Groups Under Agent Managed

    I had a customer suggest that it would be nice to have groups that are configurable with Queries. The queries can target OUs, use PowerShell, target AD Queries, Use SCCM Collections, etc. The basic methods are nice but more automation around deploying agents is needed.

    For Large Management Groups it becomes difficult to sort through the huge list of servers in Agent Managed, being able to break it up would be mush easier to manage agents.

    3 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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

    12 votes
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  18. 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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  19. SCVMM control Maintenance Mode

    Currentley SCVMM puts the SCOM agents in Maintenance Mode for 1Year and 1 Day, i would like the ability to controll it, as this is causing an issue for monitoring, our default windows are 5hrs.

    3 votes
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  20. Add a "State Change" connector framework

    Just like the Alert Framework connector, it would be helpful to have a stream with state changes for external processing. Some monitors do not generate alerts but it would be helpful to get a feed of the state changes to process external responses.

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