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  1. 5 votes
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      3 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Keep NOAPM=1 as default setting for all MMA versions

      The APM component (regardless of APM being enabled) frequently breaks .NET applications. Re-installing agent with NOAPM=1 means we cannot leverage the SCOM console to deploy agents. Request

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        3 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Don't abandon Web Application Transaction Monitoring

        We are heavily committed to Web Application Transaction Monitoring, and Web Application Monitoring. These are also known as robotic testing, or end user experience monitoring. The template allows you record typical user actions against a site, capture responses, and re-use data to simulate an actual user. It is then played back at regular intervals. It is the best first notice of something being wrong when one of our test fail.Over the years there has been little improvement to the mechanism and the web recorder has not been updated within SCOM whereas the same web recorder in visual studio is well…

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        • Updated VSAE to support Visual Studio 2017

          Update VSAE to be fully supported in Visual Studio 2017, which is current.

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            22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Add load-balancing support for the new SCOM 1801 Web Console

              Add load-balancing support for the new SCOM 1801 Web Console. This isn´t supported in SCOM 2012 or 2016, but works perfectlyfine to set up and get running with a network load-balancer.

              This is ia must-have at least in the new web console.

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                1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Let us send notifications when 3-state monitor changes state

                A LOT of companies (all my customers) have a workflow where they have Warning being the proactive alert and Critical being the "send to on-call" staff alert.

                The problem is that SCOM only trigger a notification when the alert is created or when it is switching resolution state. This means that if an alert is sent to the low-prio channel when the 3-state monitor raises a Warning alert, no notification will ever be sent to the high-prio channel as the alert transitions to Critical.

                This is, honestly, such a basic notification strategy that ANY OTHER monitoring product i've used handles…

                7 votes
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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Allow Operations Manager Reporting to use Kerberos.

                  Many customers are disabling the use of NTLMv1 can the Operations Manager Reporting installation and operations (access) to reporting be forced to use Kerberos.

                  5 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    13 votes
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                      0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Dynamically create Knowledge

                      I have had multiple customers ask if we can dynamically compile product knowledge.

                      By this I mean an alert is raised within Operations Manager, the knowledge associated with the alert could be tailored for a specific Rule or Monitor AND Discovered Instance.

                      This would then allow such knowledge as internal escalation procedures to be concise and contextual.

                      A suggested example of this could be applying some sort of condition detection using the Full Path Name as a string and if it matches, display certain text for that specific instance.

                      6 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Optimize OperationsManager DB tables for SQL 2016 in-memory OLTP

                        I would like to see OperationsManagerDB tables optimized SQL 2016 in-memory OLTP.

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                          0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • we are running out of votes because ideas are not getting closed...

                          @MSFT, could you please provide active feedback and close those ideas which are solved and/or will not be solved so we get back our votes?

                          YOU are asking for our feedback and so we expect that you provide feedback to us as well. We spend our time, so please do you.

                          Thank you

                          4 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Audit SCOM User Role Actions

                            There should be an option to turn on/off auditing on each of the user role types. We have a need to delegate override privileges to our users and would like to have some insight as to what they are changing and ensure the correct management packs are used for the storage of the overrides.

                            18 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Dynamic Graphic Charts In Dashboards based on SQL queries

                              Currently we don't have option to create Dashboards based on SQL queries. Charts(Pie, Bar, Column etc) option is not available in dashboards which will help to query data from DB/DW and present them dynamically for other teams for Service monitoring improvements.

                              3 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Open Source your Management Packs

                                It’s a well-known problem that MPs are way too noisy and that customers spend most of their time tuning the damn things. All that noise also means that the first thing ordinary SCOM users get is bombarded with emails / noise, which causes those users to disengage from using SCOM right from the very outset.

                                In terms of best practices, it is customers who operate and run these MPs at scale and who therefore have the real-world knowledge of what's needed from the MPs when running them in Production, much more so than disconnected development teams.

                                Right now, there's no…

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                                  3 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Export-SCOMEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration cmdlet should ignore commas in description

                                  The PowerShell cmdlet Export-ScomEffectiveMonitoringConfiguration will output a mis-configured CSV file and of the fields in the monitor contain a comma - such as Description (the most likely one). The cmdlet should ignore commas if finds in any fields, so the exported CSV is properly formatted.

                                  16 votes
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                                    2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Release Agent UR as a management pack

                                    Releasing Agent URs bundled in a .mpb management pack along with a scripted Installation agent task would give the option to deploy it easily to "non manageable" servers, instead of having to do it using a deployment system like SCCM (which is not always available nor easy to use when not a SCCM admin) or even manually (which is often a long and boring process).

                                    I actually already do it myself, it's not very difficult using VSAE, but it can't be publicly released because of licensing/terms of use.

                                    So why not having it directly from microsoft?

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                                    • Improve VSAE and it's MP developing tools

                                      visual studio tools such as mp simulator are not usable now. Improving these developing tools and the extension itself, will make authoring new management packs a more easier job.

                                      3 votes
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                                        0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Allow SCOM to use TLS1.2

                                        This request is to update SCOM to be able to use TLS1.2 as a secure channel method. Currently SCOM 2012R2 and SCOM 2016 do not support TLS1.1, nor 1.2.

                                        190 votes
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                                        • Have GetOpsMgrDBPercentFreeSpace.vbs capture growth potential of Database, not just current size

                                          The current script does not take into account the maxsize info located in the sp_helpfile. Currently the SQL MP does a better job of monitoring this? Maybe reuse their script?

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