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  1. Fix maintenance Schedule replication on HA SQL for SCOM

    With SCOM Always On sql architecture. Whenever a maintenance schedule is created it is not replicated to secondary DB. This requires manual effort with DB permissions to replicate the SQL agent job. The schedule is not effective until its replicated which eliminates the self service feature for end users. Not every one has DB permissions.

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      5 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The autoSignOutInterval issue in the web console

      Please add this paramater for autoSignOutInterval to new SCOM Web console so session time-out can be customized properly.

      7 votes
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      • De-Activate and Activate a Management Pack

        It would be handy to De-Activate a MP instead of deleting it. Or set a MP in maintenance.

        9 votes
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        • HTML administration portal in Web Console

          Provide Operations Console administration functionality as a HTML portal in Web Console.

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          • Create new channel for subscriptions - REST API

            When creating a new subscription, it would be nice not to rely on custom scripts but have custom HTTP API webhook to send the alert to. Webhooks seem to be a standard way in 2019, and would give a nice refreshment to next iteration of SCOM.

            3 votes
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            • Make Alert Windows Resizable

              Would like it so the Alert window is resizable as when I use Edge or Chrome I can't resize the alert window.

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              • allow for exporting of subscription criteria detail

                would like a powershell script to export all the detail of a subscriptions monitoring criteria which includes all the names and descriptions; not just a GUID.

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                • allow for logging of channel command activity

                  when we setup a channel we don't have the ability to log its output for troubleshooting

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                  • De-Activate and Activate a Management Pack

                    It would be handy to De-Activate a MP instead of deleting it. Or set a MP in maintenance.

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                    • Solve Maintenance mode Conflict by use the furthest end time.

                      Best way to explain is an exemple.

                      I put a logical drive in Maintenance Mode for 60 Min.

                      If my collegue put the windows Computer in maintenance WITH Child Iems for 15 min during my maintenance, My logical disk will be out of maintenance a the end on the Computer Maintenance.

                      Normaly i expect the maintenance on my Logical disk should be end at his scheduled end time MINIMUM never Before.

                      Thanks

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                      • Multi Select Alerts in Web Console

                        Can we please have the ability to select more than one alert in the Web Console?

                        At present (v1801), you can only select one update at a time

                        This makes changing the likes of the Resolution State time consuming if there are a few of them..

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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.

                          214 votes
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                            14 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 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.

                            335 votes
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                              13 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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.

                              215 votes
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                                19 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

                                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.

                                200 votes
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                                • Update SCOM like SCCM

                                  use a tab like SCCM to select and self install and update scom by itself .

                                  the tab should list each UR or version new features

                                  14 votes
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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.

                                    82 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.

                                      37 votes
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                                      • Path, MP, Class, GUIDs, etc. Columns Needed in Numerous Screens

                                        - Groups: Add column for MP (where group is defined/stored)
                                        - Groups: add column to view "total members"
                                        - Group Explicit Members: Only the DisplayName of classes appear. There are many, many duplicate class names and it's nearly impossible to select the correct one. Add columns for MP and class Name.
                                        - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"
                                        - Performance View: when adding specific rules to a perf view only the DisplayName of the rules appear. Add columns for Name and MP.
                                        - Management Pack/Alert Tuning: Add path information
                                        - State Views: Add column for class Name and Monitoring…

                                        70 votes
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                                          8 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Improve User Role (Dashboards and Views) save performance

                                          Change permissions on Dashboards and Views takes forever to save, currently +/- 40 min. This seems to be related to the number of classes, relations and views in the database.

                                          This must be changed. It's not a workable situation that it would take 40 minutes to change just 1 view permission in 1 role.

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