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  1. 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

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      0 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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      • 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.

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        • 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.

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            0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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            • Enable MFA via Okta for SCOM webui

              Enable MFA via Okta for SCOM webui

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              • authoring template sort by "Created" column

                in the authoring space, looking at the monitors created by Management Pack Templates, if I try to sort by the date in the "Created" column, it only sorts on the first digit. that is to say 1/15/2017 comes before 9/15/2012. also in typical Microsoft fashion, 11 comes before 3, so a monitor created in November of this year is 'older' than a monitor I created in March of this year.

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                • 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.

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                    1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Topology Dashboard : Improvement.

                    1. Currently We cannot delete any specific back group when we have imported which result list of backgrounds are growing and it is getting difficult to manage them. only option to delete it at this moment is delete the MP which result it is removing all Banners where We need to re import required once will break the existing dashboards.

                    2. Need alignment option to to align Heath states of objects in rows and columns to design dashboard effectively.

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                    • Better automation possibility to Azure MP

                      Hi,

                      The Azure MP needs better automation compability for the subscription and discovery process.
                      We have high change frequency to Azure tenants and subscription that require us to add and remove subscriptions often. The current MP version only support manual configuration.

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                      • 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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                        • 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…

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                              3 comments  ·  General  ·  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

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                              • Displaying enum properties in console

                                Operations manager console shows ID for enum properties instead of it's localized display string. I'd like to use it in SCOM management packs but I see that it doesn't realized properly, only in SCSM.

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                                • Enquiry of monitoring Linux server through SNMP Trap

                                  Could SCOM 2012 monitor the Linux server (CentOS) through SNMP Trap without installing agent on Linux server?

                                  Could we check whether the below MIBs files already included in the existing SCOM server?
                                  - The HOST-RESOURCES_MIB
                                  - Apache web server configuration and status values (APACHE2-MIB).
                                  - disk I/O (UCD-DISKIO-MIB)

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                                  • Monitor .Net Core Applications with SCOM APM

                                    We use SCOM APM for our internal developed applications but we can't monitor the ones that is written in .Net Core.

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                                      0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • The ability to set a schedule for ANY new or existing workflow, and allow for overriding the related parameters

                                      This functionality should be included as a base configuration for ALL workflows, with a default condition of running 7/24, but configurable for new workflows, and overridable for existing workflows in sealed MPs. Though one could re-create an existing workflow, supplementing it with the "System.SchedulerFilter" condition detection module, the administrative workload of doing so for any existing workflows is unacceptable. Also, the workflows should not run at all during non-running periods, as is currently the case with the "System.SchedulerFilter" condition detection module.

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                                      • The ability to add (& override) custom alert fields (1-10) associated with monitors, and not just rules

                                        These are easily available in the "Configure Alerts" section of the "Create Rule Wizard" dialog box (via "Custom alert fields..." button), but is nowhere to be seen in the "Create a unit monitor\Configure Alerts" wizard's dialog box.

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                                        • DataCenter Dashboard - Default Performance Tiles applied to all commonly monitored classes in views

                                          When you add a monitored object/class to a dashboard view it would be very helpful if the more commonly monitored classes had their typical performance tiles applied out of the box. This would save an awful lot of repetitive work if you're invested heavily in rolling out datacenter dashboard views using a standard group model for the tiles.

                                          Perhaps a selection in the drop-down to "Add Standard Performance Tiles"? And then you can just remove the ones you don't need.

                                          So, for example, the class "Windows Server 2012 Logical Disk" would
                                          have the typical three or four most related performance…

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