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  1. Provide a way to view the schedule of actions running and pending per MS and Per agent

    today it is impossible to know
    when discoveries/rules/monitors/ db grooming are running
    for a product that is big part scheduler this is a problem
    very hard to debug it this way

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  2. Add ability to email directly from Alert

    Add ability to select an alert and send an email. This functionality would be separate from the subscription model

    7 votes
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  3. Web application monitor template to support ADFS authenticated sites

    There are quite a lot difficulties to monitor the availability (or response time) of web sites which require you to logon and especially with some SSO solution. SCOM requires significant improvements on this application monitoring from end-user perspective to become to the same level as some competing solutions.

    47 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Enhance the monitoring for Azure

    The Azure MP is lagging behind Azure in terms of functionality. I know there is an update due but SCOM needs to integrate better with Azure natively. SCOM should be able to monitor; StorSimple, Service Bus, Traffic Manager, VNETs, S2S VPNs, to name a few!

    38 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Azure Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Client Monitoring Mode enable button is not available

    Configuration has lost if we disable client Monitoring Mode in SCOM.
    ie, After enabling client monitoring (AEM) and disable it for sometime and trying to re-enable it... No luck..option is not available? How I can fetch the configuration that were done earlier??

    1 vote
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  6. 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

    1 vote
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  7. Enable adding the custom attributes in web Console

    SCOM Web Console doesn't have the possibility to show any custom attributes created e.g. it doesnt show the CustomFields and no possibility to hide or add them into the monitoring tab in the web console

    1 vote
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  8. Make reports in SCOM more appealing

    Most of the times when you export the reports in SCOM to PDF it does not look great. I prefer the Veeam reports overt the SCOM reports since they look much better. Some improvements to make the reports better would be nice.

    15 votes
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  9. There should be an option to disable all discoveries and/or all rules and monitoring workflows when importing management packs.

    This would allow SCOM administrators to gradually enable/leave disabled monitoring and thereby be in complete control of what exactly is monitored in your environment. It should of course be optional.

    4 votes
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  10. SQL MP should be enterprise ready

    Today sql MP is recommended for max 50 databases. That's not very enterprise-ish. Maybe a complete rewrite is needed.

    30 votes
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  11. Improve authoring experience and delegation for end-users

    Currently all authoring has to be done by SCOM Admins. Even if you try to give users access through the Author role, basic templates are not available for those users.
    Only SCOM admins can use the MP templates. I think you'd better create a more intuitive and improved standalone Authoring Console and add more MP templates there for creating MP's from scratch. This way more users can benefit from the possibilities in SCOM, rather than having the whole organization depend on the time and capacity of the SCOM guys.

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  12. auto-balance agents over all selected management servers

    When using multiple management servers, it would be usefull if there was an option to auto-balance the agents over all selected management servers equally.

    12 votes
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  13. SCOM Infrastructure performance troubleshooting

    Please provide ETW providers that would make it easier for admins to understand why a monitoring service on a management server consumes more resources than others. It would be very helpful if there was a way to see which workflows are being executed, linking workflow details (like Object ID, Rule ID, etc.) with the Process ID and Thread ID that run that on a particular server. This information would be very helpful in chasing resource hungry workflows.

    14 votes
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  14. Other type of authentication without certificates in Workgroup mode agent. As Linux agent, autogenerate certificate with the agent install

    Other authentication for workgroup or non Kerberos mode without certificates.

    For example, as linux agent autogenerate the certificate in the installation.

    3 votes
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  15. Network Vicinity View - manually edit Topology

    There needs to be an option to manually edit the network topology created by the network discovery. At the moment the process is not transparent why some associations between network components are not visible in the vicinity view.

    17 votes
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  16. Private key instead of Certificates for Gateway Authentication

    Some customers don't want to go through the complexity of setting up certificate based authentication for gateways and can simply do with a private key for authentication. Similar to how stand alone MMA agents authenticate with OMS services. Would you stop using certificates and use a private key based authentication if this feature was made available to you?

    8 votes
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  17. All rules and monitors should have a trigger count before alerting

    A lot of errors that are triggered is because there are some short disturbance (network, latency etc) in the Environment. In order to keep "false" alerts down you should be able to set a trigger Count before an alert is generated. For instance an alert should'nt be generated before a rule/monitored has triggered three times. Default value should be one but all rules/monitors should have the possibility to change.

    10 votes
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  18. Real time monitoring for troubleshooting purposes

    Sometimes need to get the same monitoring data trata comes from MP but in real time as perfmon gets. A troubleshooting tool or add- in that get the same data in real time for a short time.

    12 votes
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  19. Create a persistence parameter in Monitors

    Add a persistence, either an set interval, or number of intervals before an alert condition generates an alert in the console.
    This will keep transient issues (service restarts, reboots) from generating database insertions that are extraneous.

    1 vote
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