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  1. Dynamic Groups for components within Distributed Application

    Just that, because currently you have to export out the group criteria syntax for the dynamic group and then cut and paste to the Distributed Application XML. Fine if you know what you're doing, but not for most SCOM admins where SCOM is not the main part of their job. It also then means that the DA cannot be edited within the GUI after modification via XML.

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  2. 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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  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. Show instance name within performance view on mouse over event

    If several workflows are enabled on a performance view it is hard to find the instance looking at a specific line. If the mouse is placed on a specific line the timestamp and sample are displayed, please include also the object and instance.

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  5. Operator permissions to view configuration and thresholds

    Operators are often asking for the effective threshold and configuration of a workflow at the moment a state change is happening or an alert is generated.

    Giving the operators the permissions and an easy way to view the effective threshold and configuration would ease life and make there work a lot easier.

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  6. Netflow / jflow / sflow integration

    Operators and users of SCOM are asking for integration of information about the packet flow within the network. Think about information coming from netflow, jflow or sflow implementations on the network devices.

    16 votes
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  7. Build Network Vicinity View based on all devices

    Currently the Network Vicinity View is build inside the discovery rule, this leads to a scoped network vicinity because links between nodes in difference discovery rules aren't known.

    To administer the network monitoring enviroment the discovery rules are split over several management servers. It would be nice if this doesn't impact the vicinity view.

    An idea would be too build the vicinity view in a seperate discovery with the objects managed by a resource pool as boundry.

    2 votes
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  8. Ability to script overrides in bulk

    If you have strict controls around what is enabled in an MP it's very time consuming enabling rules/monitors that target multiple groups.

    2 votes
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  9. Bettery history tab

    Add more context in the history tab on an alert, I want more then alert modified by, what fields where change from what to what.

    3 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. An option to modify the alert description on sealed MPs

    Some of the alert names and description are hard to understand in Operations. If we could override or change the these objects on sealed MPs, this would make the console easier to understand.

    2 votes
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  12. Support wildcard in UNIX/Linux Log File Monitoring

    Make us be able to use wildcards in the log file path of the "UNIX/Linux Log File Monitoring"-template.

    19 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 6 votes
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  16. Web Application Transaction monitoring via Global Service Monitor

    At the moment it is only possible to do Web Application Availability monitoring with GSM. It would be very usefull if Web Application Transaction monitoring could also be done with GSM

    3 votes
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  17. 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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  18. Out of the box monitoring for power supplies and fans for network devices

    Most of the devices do not have out of the box monitoring for fans and power supplies. I believe that this is a required feature for SCOM to be beneficial.

    4 votes
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  19. Maintenance Mode history

    A simple view, just to see the last 10 times a machine was put in maintenance mode, for how long (start- and endtime, or starttime and duration), and by who.

    8 votes
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  20. Compare (all or part of) an Windows event description text of multiple events

    Compare the event description text of multiple eventlog entries, within a certain period of time, in a bad-good scenario. Preferably with the use of wildcards, so that it is possible to compare parts of the event description text which is unknown in advance.

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