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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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.

    2 votes
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  4. 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.

    3 votes
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  5. 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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  6. Browser support for web console

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

    2 votes
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  7. 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

    10 votes
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  8. 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.

    9 votes
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  9. 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.

    7 votes
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  10. 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.

    4 votes
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  11. 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.

    3 votes
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  12. Offline Catalog

    The ability to download and setup an Offline Catalog for secure environments that have no Internet Access. This would not only help when importing new management packs, but when working in Visual Studio in said environment.

    7 votes
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  13. Email Alert delivery tracking and auditing.

    I often have users who claim that they "never received the SCOM alert". There should be a way in SCOM to track and audit generation and delivery of email alerts. The alert history tab should have info on which email alert subscriptions were triggered.

    Email templates should have a way to embed which alert subscriptions were used to generate them.

    You should be able to click on an agent-managed system and see what alert subscriptions and groups a system belongs to.....similar to how you can see what email distribution lists a person belongs to in Outlook/Exchange.

    59 votes
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  14. Option for no email if alert auto-resolves within delay time frame

    Currently in SCOM I can set a delay on a notification subscription. Though, if I set a delay for 10 minutes, and the alert auto-resolves and closes within that time frame I still get a "closed". The purpose of the delay in most environments is because you might not want to see that quick IISReset or something like that.

    7 votes
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  15. Ability to Make dashboards public and not require a login without relying on sharepoint.

    This would be best paired with the HTML 5 web console request, as to requiring a plugin to see the dashboards can make impromptu presentations a pain.

    But without having to define all users into a read only role, I want to be able to flag content as public and not require a login into the web console to view.

    Dashboards get created for projects all the time, and need to have good flexibility on who sees the data.

    4 votes
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  16. Event correlation capabilty

    The ability to correlate multiple issues into a single root cause e.g. a hyper-v host goes down and the monitoring detects this and provides a single alert that shows that the host is down and what guests are impacted

    16 votes
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  17. All rules and monitors should have a trigger count before alerting

    A lot of errors that are triggered is because there are some short disturbance (network, latency etc) in the Environment. In order to keep "false" alerts down you should be able to set a trigger Count before an alert is generated. For instance an alert should'nt be generated before a rule/monitored has triggered three times. Default value should be one but all rules/monitors should have the possibility to change.

    10 votes
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  18. Real time monitoring for troubleshooting purposes

    Sometimes need to get the same monitoring data trata comes from MP but in real time as perfmon gets. A troubleshooting tool or add- in that get the same data in real time for a short time.

    12 votes
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