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  1. 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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  2. Increase the Number of SDK/Console Connections to Operations Manger

    Currently 50 SDK connections is the Max you can have to a Management Group. This limits certain larger customers to have to have multiple MGs in order to satisfy the number of console connections via Web Console, Thick Console or SharePoint Webparts. For instance, I have a customer that needs to have 3 Management Groups to allow all the SysAdmins console connection capabilities (Roughly 120 Console Connections). It becomes a SCOM admin nightmare to try and manage 3 MGs.

    13 votes
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  3. 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.

    6 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    7 votes
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Gateway Server should ping Agents

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

    116 votes
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  11. Workflow Analyzer tool for Operations Manager 2012

    For Troubleshooting Operations Manager Workflows Support team require Workflow Analyzer (available for 2007 r2) or some thing similar so such workflows that have initialize or not getting updated issue can be debugged and troubleshoot.

    12 votes
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  12. Alerts should contain source MP

    subj

    There are no problems with m$ mp`s, but sometimes it too long to find source mp in case of custom mp`s

    Also, in some cases we need to find source mp FAST

    5 votes
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  13. 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.

    52 votes
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  14. 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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  15. In the Active Alerts view I suggest having a column for the AD description

    Can we please get a column for the AD description Field in the Active Alerts view. It is ok to have it blank for alerts not created by AD Objects.

    4 votes
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  16. 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.

    20 votes
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  17. Allow "create new xxx" windows to be minimised or allow access to the console behind simultaneously

    I'm frequently creating an alert and need to reference something in the background, and have to either cancel what I'm doing, or open another Operations Console.

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  18. Anything thats monitored should have an alarm action out the box (even if its disabled by default)

    e.g. DFS-R backlog count. There should be an "alert when over x number of files" alert that's not enabled by default but that you can elect to use.

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  19. Give the ability to right click in monitoring and "add-to-existing-dashboard"

    This would make using the built in monitoring objects on custom dashboards so much easier

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  20. Make it easier to create direct shortcuts(LNK files) to dashboards and views.

    Make it easier to create direct shortcuts(LNK files) to dashboards and views from the Console.

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