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  1. HTML administration portal in Web Console

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

    46 votes
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  2. 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 Object ID

    153 votes
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  3. Allow to include multiple criteria under "custom field" when creating an alert view

    We cannot include multiple criteria under "custom field" when creating an alert view for filtering. Reference Microsoft case:119103124002664

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  4. SCOM2016/2019 Web Consoles - Need Mgmt Group Name added to header bar

    Folks, we have multiple instances of SCOM running, many of which are accessed by the same teams. In the Web Console the Mgmt Group name is not visible anywhere on the screen and teams are finding it difficult to understand which console they are currently connected to. Can the Mgmt Group name be added to the header bar?

    3 votes
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  5. Enable delivery address field for commands

    Enable delivery address field for commands, so it will be possible to send alerts to subscribers through Powershell scripts

    command : "myScript.ps1" '$Data/Recipients/To/Address/Address$' ...

    4 votes
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  6. 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.

    5 votes
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  7. UPN support in Webconsole

    Just installed an SCOM2019 environment. UPNs still do not work in the web console login ...

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  8. allow for logging of channel command activity

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

    4 votes
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  9. 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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  10. Multi-homed Gateways

    Multi-homed Gateways would allow to...
    a) reduce the number of servers if you have a small number of agents within the same DMZ reporting to 2 separate Management Groups.
    b) allow failover of agents from a production to a DR management group.
    c) accommodate agent failover for Red Forest security scenarios.

    11 votes
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  11. 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.

    4 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Prevent running MaintenanceMode from being overwritten

    Using the Maintenance Mode Scheduler that came with SCOM 2016 is pretty cool but there is no mechanism to detect if a server is already in MM. If we put a server in maintenance mode e. g. for 48 hours and someone else doesn't know this and schedules another MM let's say for 2 hours then the ealier scheduled MM of 48 hours will be overwritten and the MM ends after the 2 hours. So there should be a logic which checks if a MM is already set and how long. If the newly scheduled time period is shorter than…

    14 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    started  ·  Neha Garg responded

    With SCOM 2019 UR2, maintenance schedule will end at furthest end time. if there is a conflict in maintenance schedule on an object , then the furthest end time will be honored.

  14. SCOM 2016 should have maintenance to clear out unused space with SQL 2016

    SCOM 2016 has a issue that becomes evident over enough time where unused space on Performance and Event Tables grows and eats up the space in the SCOM SQL Database to the point that SCOM can not perform its nightly maintenance and then a Group job across the 62 partitions needs ran to clear out this unused space. The maintenance to clear out this space should already be included to accommodate the issue where SQL 2016 changed its bulk insert.

    4 votes
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  15. Update the Visio and SharePoint Extensions for System Center 2012 to work with current products.

    The ability to produce dashboards using native MS products rather than having to buy a £rd Party solution to get them.

    26 votes
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  16. Easily connect to Git or other Version Control

    It would be great if we could directly record all changes to SCOM (including the management packs) to a version control system, like Git

    4 votes
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  17. 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.…

    608 votes
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    under review  ·  13 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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.

    232 votes
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  19. 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.

    233 votes
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    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?

  20. 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

    20 votes
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