General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. 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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  2. 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.

    45 votes
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  3. Have a contextual performance widgets out of the box available for dashboards

    We've seen wonderful new Management Packs as the new SQL MP & Exchange 2013 MP.
    Using their own Visualization Management Pack to show contextual performance widgets in their dashboards.

    It would be nice if we had more of this new visualization out of the box available, not only for performance but also in general for state views as Exchange 2013 uses.

    Some custom examples are already out there from Wei Out There (and they are so cool :)) :

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wei_out_there_with_system_center/archive/2015/06/01/opsmgr-sample-os-summary-dashboard-with-blue-bar-columns.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wei_out_there_with_system_center/archive/2014/09/17/opsmgr-updates-to-sample-dashboard-management-packs-using-the-performance-tile-component.aspx

    10 votes
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  4. Allow for management servers be excluded from All Management Servers resource pool without breaking automatic membership for new servers.

    For proxies that use Management Servers as their base (Veeam Collectors), removing them from the all management servers resource pool breaks automatic membership for new management servers. It would be nice to have a way to mark management servers somehow to NOT be included in the all management servers resource pool, perhaps by an attribute, so that new servers will still be included in that resource pool.

    2 votes
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  5. Keyboard shortcuts

    Sometimes there is a lot of alerts to manage : some of them to close, some to set resolution state, some to reset monitor health... I would like to use keyboard shortcut to go faster ! Something like Alt + R, Alt + C, Ctrl + W ...

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  6. Improve Dashboard Widgets to have same functionality as standard views

    Whether I use a standard view (Alert, State, Perf, etc) or include the same type of view in a dashboard, I would like to see them have all of the same options especially for filtering. For instance you can filter alerts by object class in a standard Alert view, but you cannot in an Alert dashboard widget.

    4 votes
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  7. Design SCOM to allow MSPs to more easily monitor multi customer environments

    MSPs like ourselves would like SCOM to be designed in a way which allows us to monitor multi customer environments from the one management group easily with little management overhead. Currently SCOM is very difficult to manage in this configuration and requires a lot of customizations around views and groups to separate out monitoring between customers.

    Current version of SCOM does not seem be designed around multi customer configurations. We would like to see design go into SCOM which allows us to easily monitor multiple customers, on premise, cloud etc from the one SCOM infrastructure.

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  8. 4 votes
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  9. Time and weekday based overrides

    it would be great if a override can be set for a specific time range. for example: because of the backup each night between 2am and 3am the cpu utilization is higher then normal. Therefor I want to have a higher threshold set for this time. It would be even better if you also can set the weekday for such an override, for example only an Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 3am

    30 votes
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  10. Schedule on overrides

    Some times I (my customers) could use a feature like this.

    Scenario - some rule or monitor cause and alert to be raised. The root cause is found and fix is planned. Now until the fix is implemented the Ops Team don't want to get more alerts, so they configure an override with an expiration data matching the planned change date.

    admittedly, in many cases it would be best practice to change the resolution state to like "Open Incident" and let the repeat count increase and for the monitor let I be in what ever state until fixed, but that's…

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  11. Show instance name within performance view on mouse over event

    If several workflows are enabled on a performance view it is hard to find the instance looking at a specific line. If the mouse is placed on a specific line the timestamp and sample are displayed, please include also the object and instance.

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  12. Operator permissions to view configuration and thresholds

    Operators are often asking for the effective threshold and configuration of a workflow at the moment a state change is happening or an alert is generated.

    Giving the operators the permissions and an easy way to view the effective threshold and configuration would ease life and make there work a lot easier.

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  13. Bettery history tab

    Add more context in the history tab on an alert, I want more then alert modified by, what fields where change from what to what.

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  14. An option to modify the alert description on sealed MPs

    Some of the alert names and description are hard to understand in Operations. If we could override or change the these objects on sealed MPs, this would make the console easier to understand.

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  15. Browser support for web console

    This needs improved to support more browers like Chrome and Firefox.

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  16. a pause stop button , when a total disaster happens you can temporaly stop the monitoring

    a pause / stop button , when a total disaster happens you can temporaly stop the monitoring . May help you avoid a storm of email
    or a button to cleanup all message after / in a time frame

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  17. Make IsMonitorAlert property available in Alert Views

    It's a very useful property but available via Powershell only. Ability to sort\filter an alert view by IsMonitorAlert would be very nice. Also some GUI 'marker' for alerts that will not be autoclosed (generated by manual reset monitors or with the 'auto-close alert' option unselected) is welcomed.

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  18. Create a management pack - "do not create a folder" option

    When any new management pack is created (for overrides or a new groups) a new folder is always created. As a result UI has tens of empty folders. It would be VERY nice to have and option 'create a new folder' (unchecked by default) in the 'Create MP' wizard.

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  19. Override custom fields

    Custom fields if often used to enrich alerts for incident management. When you create an override it should be possible to also override the custom fields, so you are able to determine if/what override caused the alert.

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  20. Move through large list by letter

    When in a large list of groups or similar, I would like to be able to scroll by typing letters. Just like file explorer, if I want to get to files beginning with "S" I press the letter "S" on the keyboard. The same should work within the SCOM console.

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