General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. Reply on connect bug/feedback posts.

    I mean, having this forum is fine but what should change if even nobody replies on posts on connect?

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  2. STATE CHANGE EVENT absence stops any alerting

    I've being observing this issue lately for numerous times. It's really annoying, when the alert had to be triggered, but it wasn't, and the some custom scripts, agent, gateway, management server, DB - nothing indicates that something went wrong.

    The issue:
    In case there are 0 state change events for a SCOM object - object won't be able to change it's state at all, and as a result - monitor won't generate an alert

    Suggested fix:
    Switch the logic
    FROM
    Monitor needs to change state of specific object -> Monitor requests for previous state in order to check, if it…

    3 votes
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  3. Allow tasks to be selected and ran as a diagnostic or recovery task

    Have a drop down in the diagnostic and/or recovery tasks for a monitor that allows you to select a task that can be executed manually from the console. Also allow for a library of diag/recovery tasks to be created so you don't have to create a new one with each monitor. For example, restarting services. Or pulling in restart application pool from the IIS MP to allow the monitor to auto restart the app pool.

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  4. Deep insight of issues with Graphic UI

    If there's option to show users to highlight where's the problem lies, it will be helpful to resolve the issue progressively; Meaning we can tell users, here is the issue and so alert generated with graphic interface.
    It's possible and you guys may be aware of the same. It's easier and effective approach.

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  5. Active Alerts Screen View

    On the active alerts screen, I suggest having a column that will show whether the alert is from a rule or from a monitor. That way, when there is an outage that generates a lot of alerts, it is easier to distinguish ones you can close and ones where you need to check the health again.

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  6. New SCOM SharePoint WebPart with support for Provider Hosted Model

    The SCOM SharePoint web part does not meet the criteria of the provider hosted model that was introduced in SharePoint 2013. The web part has code which is actually deployed as a solution to each SharePoint web front end in the farm. In a provider hosted app, no custom code would run on the SharePoint 2013 web front end. Many customers want to be able to display their SCOM Dashboards in SharePoint 2013, but are unable to as the current web part violates their SharePoint team's best practice approach of only supporting the Provider Hosted Model on SP2013.

    The current…

    5 votes
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  7. Search function in HealthExplorer

    When are we going to have the ability to run searches in the HealthExplorer? When you are not familiar with all the monitors an agent may have and you open HealthExplorer to look for a monitor, if that monitor is in a healthy state, I would have to open all the "child" monitors to find the monitor that I am interested in. This happens often, especially if the monitor flip-flops and is in a healthy state at the time when HealthExplorer is opened. It is useful when you can check the state change event history

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  8. Add ability to email directly from Alert

    Add ability to select an alert and send an email. This functionality would be separate from the subscription model

    7 votes
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  9. There should be an option to disable all discoveries and/or all rules and monitoring workflows when importing management packs.

    This would allow SCOM administrators to gradually enable/leave disabled monitoring and thereby be in complete control of what exactly is monitored in your environment. It should of course be optional.

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  10. Filter alerts for resolution state and timeframe in the default Alerts view in the right side Task pane.

    I would suggest a way to filter alerts for resolution state and timeframe in the default Alerts view in the right side Task pane.
    This would ease up the troubleshooting and navigation in the console.

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  11. Built in timer schedule for monitors

    Have a scheduled monitor module on all monitor types allowing users to turn off alerts at certain times of day removing the need to write your own module and recreate existing monitors with that module included.

    18 votes
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  12. Set Rules to Auto Close

    Have the ability to set Rules to autoclose. Sometimes a server reboots and causes multiple failed Rules and I have to manually close them.

    2 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Allow 3rd part Devs to create Universal Apps

    Currently there are no SCOM related apps in the Windows store as the SDK service requires the password in secure string format which Universal Apps do not support. Please change this requirements so we can't get some decent SCOM live tiles and dashboards created.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh328992.aspx

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  16. Add alert thresholds to performance views

    Add the warning and critical thresholds to performance views as lines across the charts.

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  17. Create a self service style interface for notifications

    Create an interface similar to the Distributed Application designer where users (Non SCOM admins) can search/drag and drop SCOM objects that they would like to be notified on.

    6 votes
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  18. SCSM Connector that write CI Data back to scom for SCOM Objects. Like Relationships or Additional Data

    SCSM Connector that write CI Data back to scom for SCOM CI Objects. Like Relationships or Additional Data for CI Items.

    3 votes
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  19. Allow the PowerShell framework to be modular and upgradeable with RUx

    Please add more PowerShell support and integration - as well as allowing administrators to keep the framework up to date.

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  20. Monitor must change its state to something different than Healthy in any situations when it cannot be executed or executed with error.

    Monitor must change its state to something different than Healthy in any situations when it cannot be executed or executed with error (unloaded, timeout, and so on). Currently it`s state remains Healthy even if its script never executed successfully.

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