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. 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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  3. Azure Management Pack Features - Survey request from PG

    https://microsoft.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GhktKqx11ojgkR

    Please fill in this short survey and help us identify the areas of improvement and requested features in Azure Management Pack in SCOM. Thanks!

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  4. The ability to set a schedule for ANY new or existing workflow, and allow for overriding the related parameters

    This functionality should be included as a base configuration for ALL workflows, with a default condition of running 7/24, but configurable for new workflows, and overridable for existing workflows in sealed MPs. Though one could re-create an existing workflow, supplementing it with the "System.SchedulerFilter" condition detection module, the administrative workload of doing so for any existing workflows is unacceptable. Also, the workflows should not run at all during non-running periods, as is currently the case with the "System.SchedulerFilter" condition detection module.

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  5. 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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  6. Access to Customfields

    1. Allow access to customfields via MOM.ScriptAPI so coding can populate on the fly.

    2. Create Microsoft supported Alert Update connector tool that will have a GUI interface to populate customfields of sealed management pack alerts.

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  7. 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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  8. Is multi-home possible on agent with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2019.

    Can a single Windows\Linux machine can be monitored with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2019.(in multi-home scenario).We have device with SCOM 2012 R2 agent installed and next wants to implement Multi-home with another Management Server SCOM 2019.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. iPhone, Android or Windows Phone App

    A mobile phone and tablet app that an on-call operator can use to receive notifications on and see meaningful information for those objects they have Scope to view is missing.

    Within the app, the operator should be able to acknowledge, close or escalate an alert, drill-down into the Health Explorer and see views, dashboards similar to what they have been scoped to have access to from their User Role membership and Subscriptions.

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  12. 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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  13. Opposite state override

    Any state type rule or monitor should have an opposite override parameter. The two best examples are service and web site/app pools state. By default, alerts are created for those based on their state being down/disabled but you should be able to reverse that logic with a simple override (as in you want an alert if the state is up/enabled). So the override parameter could be a simple down/disabled by default but with a up/enabled option for services or web site/app pools that you want to alert on if they ever are up/enabled.

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  14. More functionality in the SCOM 2016 web console

    I understand that this is one of Microsoft's first passes with HTML 5, but really? Why isn't there a 'home' link when you use the alert link to first access the SCOM web console. One has to delete everything beyond /operationsmanager to get back to the other views. Also, why can we only select 1 object at a time (i.e. Windows computers, for maintenance mode and bulk alert management?

    Any plans for improvement? Is there a subscription that's available to tell me when new updates are available?

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  15. Change Proxy Agent Search Windows

    When Changing Proxy agent, can you please add Search feature to the window, make the life a lot easier.

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  16. SQL TDE Support for SCOM 2016

    We are implenting SQL TDE for all our SQL databases in our organization including SCOM. Based on Microsoft support this is not a supported scenario. We need Microsoft to support SQL TDE implementation in SCOM 2012/2016.

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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