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  1. A way to reset monitors automatically when alert is closed

    A lot of customers close alerts generated by monitors. Although they got very good instructions, they don't reset the monitors. PowerShell and Greenmaschine, don't do a very good job in resetting monitors. there should be a way to automatically reset monitors when an alert is closed and/or an option to reset all monitors to a green state.

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    • make SCOM Faster!!!

      SCOM can be extremely slow and is a constant issue for our users, like embarrassingly slow...Not sure what it will take to improve the console speed but here are some suggestions:
      Configure the views to be efficient out of the box.
      Disable by default whatever is taking so long to load.
      Re-design the database. More indexes.
      Cache the views on the SCOM Console servers.
      Make a better search function, so even if it is slow, users can quickly find what they are looking for.
      Load pieces of the views at a time, like server name, then health state, then MM.…

      432 votes
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      • Maintenance Mode from clientside by Agent

        Maintenance Mode can only be startet via console.

        We have a lot of server administrators and automatic scripts which initiate sometimes a reboot.

        It would be great when a machine can be switched to Maintenance Mode by the agent, for example with a Powershell CMDlet.

        250 votes
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          Thank you for your feature request.

          Do you think adding a “Maintenance” tab to the agent with Duration, Comments and ‘Reason for Maintenance’ help? Admins who have access to the machine (Even Non SCOM Users) and can change MMA settings, should be able able to access this tab and trigger maintenance mode. This proposed tab would internally fire an event which SCOM will look for and trigger maintenance mode.

          Will this solution work for you? Your suggestions are welcome to make “Maintenance Mode from client” a great feature for you to use.

          -Suraj

        • Better / flexible Notifications, Subscriptions

          The subscriptions are very limited in setting criterias. A more granular targeting and options would help deliver more accurate notifications. E.g. there is no way to exclude.

          190 votes
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          • Dynamic Application Discovery for creating Distributed Applications (Services)

            Implementation of dynamic application discovery like former BlueStripe software and building the corresponding distributed application with all it's dependencies.

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              Thanks for your suggestion and up-votes. This request is under review and we will keep this thread updated on developments about the integration.

              Meanwhile, I have a question for everyone that requested this feature. Hypothetically speaking, “If” this feature will be available in SCOM console ONLY if you have the OMS addon, would you be willing to/able to use this feature? Do any of you have a limitation of not being able to use OMS along with your SCOM environment?

            • Alert object should always contain source server FQDN

              The alert object does not always contain the source FQDN of the generating server. This property should be able to get by PowerShell. This would help building connectors using PowerShell / SMA etc.

              181 votes
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              • Auditing changes in SCOM

                I have no way to know who made what changes in the SCOM environment. There are multiple admins and they change settings such as Install MPs/ Remove MPs/ Change Overrides/ Author new rules/ Change Admin settings/ Create new users/etc. There is never a way to know who did what.

                This is a feature request to Audit all major changes to the SCOM environment.

                165 votes
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                • Multi Tenancy

                  Better Multi Tenancy support. As an hoster with both datacenter and on-premise customers we need better support for customers integration and general setup in the console.

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                  • Enable activedirectory group usage in scom

                    The group functonality is not good. You should be able to use active directory groups to target MP:s/views and so on.

                    67 votes
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                    • Prevent Management Servers to be put into Maintenance Mode

                      Make a bool setting on each Management Server object to check mark, that this MS cannot be accidentally put into Maintenenance Mode. This would avoid a lot of Problems for customers who put servers into Maintenance Mode.

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                      • Explosing the Monitoring Class name and Monitoring Object ID on the console

                        On the current SCOM console, only the display name of the monitoring class is visible. Would be nice if the actual monitoring class name, and the monitoring object ID can be displayed in the console (i.e. in the state views). This would help MP developers and SCOM users looking up objects when writing MPs, dashboards and scripts.

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                        • Display MP where SCOM Group is stored

                          There is no easy way to figure out where the SCOM Group is located. A column in the GUI Authoring/Groups with the MP Name where the SCOM Group is stored.

                          40 votes
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                          • Datawarehouse Groom Setttings

                            I can change the SCOM operational database grooming settings from within the SCOM console. If I wanted to change SCOM Datawarehouse grooming settings, I have to download the dwdatarp utility from a blog post, get access to the DB and then set the groom settings. This is a request to add Datawarehouse groom settings to the Administration pane.

                            34 votes
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                            • Group Population using PowerShell.

                              PowerShell Cmdlet to populate "Explicit Membership" groups. Should accept pipeline input or as string. Option to specify class. Here is an Example: Get-SCOMGroup _Displayname *Windows|Get-SCOMClassInstance | Add-SCOMGroup -GroupName 'Custom Windows Computers'

                              Another Example $list = Get-Content 'C:\servers.txt'
                              $list |Add-scomgroup -ClassDisplayName 'Windows Computer'

                              32 votes
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                              • Agent Remotely Manageable Flag

                                There are actions I want to take on an agent such as "Change Primary Management Server","Repair","Uninstall" which are grayed out and not available in the console. They are greyed out because of a flag in the database that gets set when a agent is manually installed and not installed through the Console. These actions are disabled for such agents because when an agent is manually installed, SCOM assumes that it is for a reason and doesn't want to break it.

                                However, there are situations when an agent is manually installed but there is no need to disable these actions. In…

                                22 votes
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                                • Move Maintenance Schedules from the Administration Workspace

                                  Provide access to enable scoped users leverage the functions offered in the Maintenance Schedule wizard, without imposing the requirement that the user must als0 be delegated access to the administration workspace

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                                  • Event Storm suspension

                                    Just wanted to point out that there is no event collection storm suspension, i had 28million events collected from a server in a short period of time, which flooded the OPSDB, so it would be a good idea to have the ability to suspend the event collection if there is a storm

                                    16 votes
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                                    • Ability to use gMSA accounts in SCOM

                                      Do any of you have a requirement to use gMSA accounts in your SCOM environment? If you do, please upvote this suggestion and kindly add the scenario you hope to use it for and how it would help you.

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                                      • Abilty to use HTML Templates with default SMTP Notification Channel

                                        Currently forced to use external command channels for creating HTML templates for notifications, which can lead to issues with the crossing the asynchronous process limit in the case of an event storm.

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                                        • A powershell command for removing network devices so i can run it from Orchestrator

                                          I have a work around to add network devices into SCOM using Orchestrator with a SharePoint list as the source and a SharePoint form as the interface.
                                          I have no way of deleting the same devices from SCOM using Orchestrator.
                                          I notice that for the network classes when i query them from powershell many of the values are read only and cannot be changed. i.e. i was hoping to change a network device to deleted so that a SCOM cleanup process would remove the device.
                                          I have seen code used for service manager blogged somewhere and it illustrates how to…

                                          12 votes
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