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  1. 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.

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  2. 1807 Web Dashboards bugfixes & improvements

    When building Topology widget HTML5 dashboards with 1807 I noticed :


    • there are 2 sizes "state icons" to choose from, but the "small" size is not selectable. => is a bug ? --- 3 sizes would be even better


    • these "state icons" are not consistent types, some are .png, others are .svg = work in progress ?


    • the 'white' marking inside the icons is not white but transparent ! placing them on a coloured background image changes the color of the white 'x' or 'v' = bug ?


    • any ability to manage the background images used in topology widgets would…

    4 votes
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. View only Rules or Monitors, display column rule or monitor

    View only Rules or Monitors, display column rule or monitor. Would be able to display only rules or monitors option and display a column for identifying if a rule or monitor.

    3 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 3 votes
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  10. SCOM SDK does not use encryption when it establishes connections to the Operationsmanager & OperationsmanagerDW DB's as how SCVMM does.

    We have SCOM & SCVMM databases hosted in the same SQL server and noticed that SCOM SDK does not use encryption when it establishes connections to the Operationsmanager & OperationsmanagerDW DB's as how SCVMM does.

    We use the below SQL query to validate the same:

    Select distinct se.sessionid, dbname= case when dbid = 0 then null when dbid <> 0 then dbname(dbid) end,

       se.login_time,host_name, se.program_name,login_name, con.encrypt_option, getdate() as &#39;logdate&#39;
    

    from sys.dmexecsessions se
    LEFT JOIN sys.sysprocesses sp on se.sessionid = sp.spid
    LEFT JOIN sys.dm
    exec_connections con

       ON con.session_id = se.session_id
    

    WHERE NOT encryptoption IS NULL

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  11. 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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  12. Overrides label console BUG - SCOM 1801

    When you have alerts panel and click on the alerts view, you receive in the right panel an Overrides link, but it seems that IIS doesn't refresh the view but instead glues text one onto another and the link looks like this:

    OverridesOverrides Loading...Overrides

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Add alert thresholds to performance views

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

    2 votes
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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. catalog

    Someone needs to properly start managing the SCOM catalog behind 'import management packs'.
    Currently it's quite a mess/chaos:
    - It contains MPs for obsolete products,
    - The descriptions of many management packs make not completely clear which MP you should actually choose, sometimes there are several versions, etc
    - Many Microsoft products are missing
    - Some management packs are available on the internet but not in via the catalog
    - There are sample entries in the catalog (in a production catalog environment?!)
    - Some server roles seem to have multiple management packs or legacy dependencies because MPs are stacked and…

    2 votes
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  19. 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.

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  20. Browser support for web console

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

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