General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. SQL Query monitor

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

    13 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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?

    3 votes
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  10. Improve Dashboard Widgets to have same functionality as standard views

    Whether I use a standard view (Alert, State, Perf, etc) or include the same type of view in a dashboard, I would like to see them have all of the same options especially for filtering. For instance you can filter alerts by object class in a standard Alert view, but you cannot in an Alert dashboard widget.

    4 votes
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  11. Create a SCOM Report that Mimics the PAL Reports

    The Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool is an awesome tool for documenting (benchmarking) or troubleshoot a system. There should be something similar in OpsMgr that we can use either as a report or a dashboard.

    An ideal solution would be to import templates (like PAL does), so that OpsMgr can then apply it to a system for a period of time. The reports would then function in a similar fashion so that admins can address performance issues or provide benchmarks.

    10 votes
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  12. machine learning

    integrate machine learning to provide Predictive analytics, the aim is to identify issues before they become service impacting

    11 votes
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  13. Provide a management pack for Intune

    Provide a management pack for Intune. The inability to provide any Operations Manager monitoring for Intune is a significant gap in the Microsoft story and directly opposed to the stated direction that Microsoft will have a management pack for all products. The cloud based solutions must be able to be monitored!

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  14. Set Rules to Auto Close

    Have the ability to set Rules to autoclose. Sometimes a server reboots and causes multiple failed Rules and I have to manually close them.

    2 votes
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  15. Export Complete configuration of a Management pack

    Complete configuration of a standard or customized management pack components should be available in the file while exporting a management. For most of the rules/monitors time the complete configuration is missing in the exported management pack file i.e. monitoring frequency, number of samples, threshold value, applied to etc. are missing in the file. While it required when migrating the environment and have to enable the same monitoring in the new environment.

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  16. 10 votes
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  17. SCSM Connector that write CI Data back to scom for SCOM Objects. Like Relationships or Additional Data

    SCSM Connector that write CI Data back to scom for SCOM CI Objects. Like Relationships or Additional Data for CI Items.

    3 votes
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  18. Agent Discovery Data: CreateDiscoveryData accepts on source and target directly a GUID

    CreateDiscoveryData accepts on source and target directly a GUID not only a COM object. To create Containment or Reference Relationship It is not every time possible to get all Primary key of an object that is not hosted on the target machine. The Best thing whould be that the scom agent has nativly the ability to query the scom Server like with the sdk.

    8 votes
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  19. Moving views from My WorkSpace to the Monitoring Tree

    Creating test views in My workspace is much fast to PoC and see how it behaves, and it doesn’t slow down the server. When done, you could right click and move it to the main View Tree for final deployment.

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  20. The VSAE template for alert rules should allow specification of alert suppression criteria.

    Right now I use the template to create the rule, then cut and past from the mpx to another mpx, add the suppression criteria and then delete the template.

    5 votes
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