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  1. 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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  2. Easy way to report monitors/rules and override on a per server or group basis

    We are constantly being asked for what is being monitored on our servers (s). This is not an easy question to ask. A report for a server/group showing all monitored/rules and overrides across all management packs would be extremely usefull

    10 votes
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  3. Extend Java Discovery and Monitoring beyond Java Enterprise

    Currently Java backed monitoring leverages the "beanSpy" application to expose the Java Management eXtension for the running application hosted on services including JBOSS, etc.

    However not all business applications are hosted on these platforms, but instead run natively on the JVM interpreter. These applications continue to expose their monitoring details via JMX and should also be monitored from SCOM. Attaching solutions like Jolokia to the runspace will expose JMX to HTTP/JSON which can be easily consumed, or beanspy could be updated to accomplish similar integrations.

    7 votes
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  4. Receive any version of a SNMP-trap by default.

    Make SCOM by default receive any version of SNMP trap regardless of discovered device version, to relieve us from the pain of manually removing the <Version>-tag from each

    and every custom rule, AND/OR make it possible to discover a device as ONLY version v1 (even if it responds to v2).

    11 votes
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  5. a pause stop button , when a total disaster happens you can temporaly stop the monitoring

    a pause / stop button , when a total disaster happens you can temporaly stop the monitoring . May help you avoid a storm of email
    or a button to cleanup all message after / in a time frame

    10 votes
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  6. Make IsMonitorAlert property available in Alert Views

    It's a very useful property but available via Powershell only. Ability to sort\filter an alert view by IsMonitorAlert would be very nice. Also some GUI 'marker' for alerts that will not be autoclosed (generated by manual reset monitors or with the 'auto-close alert' option unselected) is welcomed.

    9 votes
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  7. Support SQL PaaS for OpsMgr Roles

    A new SCOM vNext install should support "SQL Database" PaaS for both OpsDB and DW. For the DW vNext should support the "SQL Data Warehouse" PaaS role in Azure.

    23 votes
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  8. 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…

    17 votes
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  9. Bundle MOM Cert Import with the Gateway Install!

    We shouldn't have to copy/paste momcertimport from the installation media to the GW when installing the cert. It should be in the GW installation folder since it's going to be needed in most GW scenarios.

    4 votes
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  10. Please make custom reports easier for non-reporting services experts

    I would like to write custom reports but I do not have the time to learn report services. Please make a user friendly way to write custom reports.

    9 votes
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  11. Agent and Gateway Failover Management via the GUI

    currently Gateway/agent mapping primary and secondary are only available as SCOM CMDLETS. Make the view and change of these via the console. Also include this within the database so it can be reported upon. We manage 50+ gateways and 10+ MS with 5,000 agents. Managing failover is time consuming.

    8 votes
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  12. Create a management pack - "do not create a folder" option

    When any new management pack is created (for overrides or a new groups) a new folder is always created. As a result UI has tens of empty folders. It would be VERY nice to have and option 'create a new folder' (unchecked by default) in the 'Create MP' wizard.

    7 votes
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  13. Maintenance Mode with levels

    Add diffrent Level of MaintenanceMode, Some time you wan't to set a server or application, into maintenance "Hard", Today, when you have setup a Mantenance for exampel over the weekend, and if something/one other person is activate a new maintenance for a group that the servers belong, the last set or maintenance time is set.
    And the servers/app that should be in maintenancemode for the weekend, is in maintenance for less time.
    So if possible add Maintenance level like SOFT | HARD . where SOFT is possible to override, but not HARD state.

    5 votes
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  14. Add the ability to update an alert's "Owner" field to a security group in AD, and not just an AD user

    Currently, you can only update an alert "Owner" field to a user in AD, and not security groups. It would be great if we could leverage AD to assign tickets to such groups, rather than being forced to use the ResolutionState field to achieve the same functionality.

    2 votes
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  15. Update MP references when last override to referenced MP is deleted

    When an override MP is used, the references do not get updated after the last override to a certain reference has been deleted. This prevents the referenced MP from being deleted. To be able to remove the referenced MP you'll have to manually export/edit the override MP XML, import it back in, and then delete the referenced MP.

    10 votes
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  16. SQL Query monitor

    Add a possibility to create SQL query monitor right from the Authoring Console.

    13 votes
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  17. Automation in SCOM, like a builtin Orchestrator feature

    What I would like is: Orchrestrator and Operations Manager in one product. With the features and functionality of Orchstrator I can automate process. I can link the automatic process to a monitor or rule without need of a separate Orchestrator environment.

    I know this is possible with PowerShell and Notification Channel, but with a builtin Orchestrator and Runbook would be easier to automate some processes without a separate environment.

    4 votes
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  18. Parsing SNMP traps

    Some good network devices has the feature of parsing the SNMP traps. SCOM is still missing it. Undiscovered devices (which are not generis or certified) need this parsing so that received SNMP data can be processed and presented the way we wanted.

    7 votes
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  19. Have a contextual performance widgets out of the box available for dashboards

    We've seen wonderful new Management Packs as the new SQL MP & Exchange 2013 MP.
    Using their own Visualization Management Pack to show contextual performance widgets in their dashboards.

    It would be nice if we had more of this new visualization out of the box available, not only for performance but also in general for state views as Exchange 2013 uses.

    Some custom examples are already out there from Wei Out There (and they are so cool :)) :

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wei_out_there_with_system_center/archive/2015/06/01/opsmgr-sample-os-summary-dashboard-with-blue-bar-columns.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/wei_out_there_with_system_center/archive/2014/09/17/opsmgr-updates-to-sample-dashboard-management-packs-using-the-performance-tile-component.aspx

    10 votes
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  20. Large groups editing crashes SCOM

    When you have a large group with either a large amount of Dynamic Members, Explicit Members or Excluded Members. SCOM freezes and crashes on you, and only saving half of the changes you made, if it saves at all.
    Is there away to make SCOM not crash when you are working with large groups?

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