General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. 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.

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  2. Field to add server "Owner" under Agent details. This might be more of an inventory feature.

    Field to add server "Owner" under Agent details. This might be more of an inventory feature.

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  3. Include a parameter for Persistence (number of polling intervals) in all monitors, especially service and disk monitors.

    This is to stop alerting on transitory events, such as restarts or pauses of services, and files written then deleted from drives.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Dramatically improve the presentation layer

    This is the biggest issue when it comes to 'selling' SCOM to a broader internal audience, be they IT or beyond. It's so frustrating that, despite its capabilities, the arguments for it are always seriously undermined by insipid health, performance views and reports.

    MP's should have out of the box views that really provide the wow factor. For example the tile views in the more recent SQL MP's are fantastic. The introduction of tiles in dashboards has been generally a boon but only compared to the paucity of decent visuals to date.

    We need access to views that are designed…

    17 votes
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  6. Allow 3rd part Devs to create Universal Apps

    Currently there are no SCOM related apps in the Windows store as the SDK service requires the password in secure string format which Universal Apps do not support. Please change this requirements so we can't get some decent SCOM live tiles and dashboards created.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh328992.aspx

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  7. Add alert thresholds to performance views

    Add the warning and critical thresholds to performance views as lines across the charts.

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  8. Create a self service style interface for notifications

    Create an interface similar to the Distributed Application designer where users (Non SCOM admins) can search/drag and drop SCOM objects that they would like to be notified on.

    6 votes
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  9. What's Being Monitored?

    Provide an easy report or way for users to view the effective rules associated to an application and or server (i.e.: What's being monitored).

    It's currently convoluted, somewhat cumbersome and only a SCOM admin can decipher the output.

    14 votes
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  10. operations console advanced or expert view

    Operations Console Advanced or Expert view
    I would like to have an option to use the Operations Console in advanced or expert view. This view will allow the advanced operator to do things like being able to view the underlying SQL query that was used to generate the particular state view or alert view for example. Right-click view to show the SQL query. This will allow users to run custom queries against the database for building custom web views or to learn some of the techniques that were used to generate the views. I find it faster to query the…

    2 votes
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  11. 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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  12. Update the 2007 Authoring Console tool

    The 2007 MP Authoring Console for SCOM 2008 R2 was a very easy to use GUI driven tool. I know I can use MP Author, Visual Studio, etc...but this tool was SO much more intuitive and easier for MP authoring and editing. We need a 2012/2016 version to work with the new MP schema of 2012 MPs.

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  13. 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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  14. 1 vote
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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. Search when picking rules for dashboard

    When you are creating a performance view for specific rules, you are presented with this huge list which has no specific naming convention. Using the same dialog as the rules for notification might help.

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  19. Enhance disk space monitoring to be more dynamic

    It would be great if the SCOM system checks dynamically the volume size (percent and MB) and adjusts the thresholds according to a list which was defined by Microsoft and is adjustable by override.

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  20. Shared Knowledge Base Management Pack

    Create a TechNet and/or MS Forum MP that collects solutions from the SCOM userbase on MP alerts, overrides, etc.

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