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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. Gateway Server should ping Agents

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. Alerts should contain source MP

    subj

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

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

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  6. 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.

    53 votes
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  7. 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.

    11 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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