General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. Active Alerts Screen View

    On the active alerts screen, I suggest having a column that will show whether the alert is from a rule or from a monitor. That way, when there is an outage that generates a lot of alerts, it is easier to distinguish ones you can close and ones where you need to check the health again.

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  2. Recovery Tasks - Add option to script with powershell

    When setting up a recovery task, there are options for "Run Command" and "Run Script". The run script option only supports VBS. Please add the option to script with powershell.

    11 votes
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  3. New SCOM SharePoint WebPart with support for Provider Hosted Model

    The SCOM SharePoint web part does not meet the criteria of the provider hosted model that was introduced in SharePoint 2013. The web part has code which is actually deployed as a solution to each SharePoint web front end in the farm. In a provider hosted app, no custom code would run on the SharePoint 2013 web front end. Many customers want to be able to display their SCOM Dashboards in SharePoint 2013, but are unable to as the current web part violates their SharePoint team's best practice approach of only supporting the Provider Hosted Model on SP2013.

    The current…

    5 votes
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  4. STATE CHANGE EVENT absence stops any alerting

    I've being observing this issue lately for numerous times. It's really annoying, when the alert had to be triggered, but it wasn't, and the some custom scripts, agent, gateway, management server, DB - nothing indicates that something went wrong.

    The issue:
    In case there are 0 state change events for a SCOM object - object won't be able to change it's state at all, and as a result - monitor won't generate an alert

    Suggested fix:
    Switch the logic
    FROM
    Monitor needs to change state of specific object -> Monitor requests for previous state in order to check, if it…

    3 votes
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  5. Ability to create group of objects constrained by another group

    For dashboard authoring it would be useful to have a authoring console method of defining dynamic groups which are constrained by membership of another group, for example "All logical disks associated with an Exchange server role". I know it is possible to do this by editing the XML within a management pack http://blogs.technet.com/b/kevinholman/archive/2010/09/09/how-to-create-a-group-of-objects-that-are-contained-by-some-other-group.aspx , but this can be quite time consuming

    8 votes
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  6. Monitor must change its state to something different than Healthy in any situations when it cannot be executed or executed with error.

    Monitor must change its state to something different than Healthy in any situations when it cannot be executed or executed with error (unloaded, timeout, and so on). Currently it`s state remains Healthy even if its script never executed successfully.

    45 votes
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  7. Explosing the Monitoring Class name and Monitoring Object ID on the console

    On the current SCOM console, only the display name of the monitoring class is visible. Would be nice if the actual monitoring class name, and the monitoring object ID can be displayed in the console (i.e. in the state views). This would help MP developers and SCOM users looking up objects when writing MPs, dashboards and scripts.

    52 votes
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  8. powershell

    When setting up a rule, monitor or anything in the management console there should be a "View Script" of what is being done similar to the view script that System Center Virtual Machine Manager has.

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  9. Allow tasks to be selected and ran as a diagnostic or recovery task

    Have a drop down in the diagnostic and/or recovery tasks for a monitor that allows you to select a task that can be executed manually from the console. Also allow for a library of diag/recovery tasks to be created so you don't have to create a new one with each monitor. For example, restarting services. Or pulling in restart application pool from the IIS MP to allow the monitor to auto restart the app pool.

    3 votes
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  10. cmdlet to delete managed agents

    When are we going to get a cmdlet to delete an agent managed computer? Working in a large environment with more than 8000 agents, it can be difficult when I have to delete a group of agents using the Operations Console

    2 votes
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  11. Deep insight of issues with Graphic UI

    If there's option to show users to highlight where's the problem lies, it will be helpful to resolve the issue progressively; Meaning we can tell users, here is the issue and so alert generated with graphic interface.
    It's possible and you guys may be aware of the same. It's easier and effective approach.

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  12. Advanced Mirroring Monitor with automated Resume Recovery

    Current SQL Management Packs provide reactive insight/notification into issues with mirroring, but there are no automated recoveries/ability for automated proactive maintenance when an issue is discovered. Mirroring outages require custom code, or manual intervention to resolve. This translates into added cost for customers in terms of in-house development, or if a recovery is manual it means longer outage durations.

    Request is for a monitor that looks at the current state of mirrors + a automated recovery which executes a RESUME for any mirrors that are DISCONNECTED, SUSPENDED or UNSYCHRONIZED. It then should wait to give the mirrors a chance to…

    7 votes
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  13. Be able to change icons in Diagram view of Distributed applications.

    Be able to change icons in Diagram view of Distributed applications.

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  14. 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

    3 votes
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  15. 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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  16. 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??

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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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  20. 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.

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