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  1. Incremental search in dialog boxes

    There are many "drop down" boxes used in the scom console. When clicking on the box such as a "class" dropdown, if I know I want to select "Windows Computer" I can only type "W" to get to that section of the list, then have to scroll and find the item. It would be nice to be able to continually type either the beginning or substring of an item and have it go to that specific section. eg. "Windows com" would either take me directly to that item or very close. Right now as soon as I would hit "Wi"…

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  2. Prevent duplicate unsealed MP Names

    When creating an unsealed MP in the console for or customizations/overrides for sealed MP’s there’s no check for duplicate display names. If I have “Windows.Server.Overrides” I can continue adding “Windows.Server.Overrides” MP’s. When adding overrides on the fly it’s easy to miss the proper destination mp and create a new one. When (if) this is noticed in the future we have to export out one, see what it’s doing and import those settings into the first (and should be only) unsealed mp for that sealed mp.

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  3. 5 votes
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  4. Resolution state - allow for more than one that is considered closed

    When you create a new Resolution state, for example, I have one that is "Closed by Incident". I use this to show the ones that have been closed by the technician from the incident, and leave the Closed ones to show ones closed by the Health State returning to healthy.
    Problem with this is that the Closed by Incident alerts are not groomed as SCOM doesn't recognise them as Closed.

    1 vote
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  5. TCP port checks show end point and port

    You can't search for the TCP end point from within Authoring or Monitoring. So unless you put the end point in the description, you can't find it again without digging through the management pack xml.

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  6. Website monitoring to handle user journeys better

    Website monitoring can't handle password pages where the authentication is selected random characters. For example when a page wants characters 2, 5, and 9 from your password.

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  7. Web Application Transaction Monitoring record actions not working on IE 10

    As I understand this the Record action only works with an early version of IE. If you are running Server 2012, and IE 10, the Record dialog box won't appear.

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  8. Browser support for web console

    This needs improved to support more browers like Chrome and Firefox.

    2 votes
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  9. Linux discovery for list of servers

    When you discover Windows servers you can paste a list of servers into the dialog box. This doesn't exist for Linux. Only option is to add devices one by one, or to do a network discovery.

    2 votes
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  10. Capacity Management Pack

    I 'm missing a default capacity management pack for monitoring and deep inspection for Hyper V and Cluster environments .
    One button overview for storage and server consumption in time

    8 votes
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  11. a pause stop button , when a total disaster happens you can temporaly stop the monitoring

    a pause / stop button , when a total disaster happens you can temporaly stop the monitoring . May help you avoid a storm of email
    or a button to cleanup all message after / in a time frame

    10 votes
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  12. Have a GUI to create Powershell Dashboards that show near realtime information

    Have a simple GUI that allows non-Progammers to create useful dashboards that can be created for Plasma Walls and for Technical Staff who can quickly identify potential problems.

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  13. Make IsMonitorAlert property available in Alert Views

    It's a very useful property but available via Powershell only. Ability to sort\filter an alert view by IsMonitorAlert would be very nice. Also some GUI 'marker' for alerts that will not be autoclosed (generated by manual reset monitors or with the 'auto-close alert' option unselected) is welcomed.

    9 votes
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  14. Make sure that the default alert priority of all rules and monitors is set to 1 ("normal" resp.)

    Then the Alert Priority which is almost useless at the moment can really be used as a criteria for subscriptions and connectors.

    3 votes
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  15. Subscription: SMS channel. Text message field 160 characters limit

    "Text message" field is limited to 160 default characters. That's right if you are filling the field with the actual message. Most of us are filling this field with OpsMgr variables.
    The $Data[Default='Not Present']/Context/DataItem/ResolutionStateName$ is 67 symbols long, but in the actual SMS message in most cases this will be 3-8 symbols. This limit often prevents us from creating a good and descriptive SMS alerts...

    7 votes
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  16. Counter type for value for Rule/Monitor

    Calculate delta of value between measurements divided by time between measurements. A lot of snmp devices use it. (like rrdtool and nagios)

    3 votes
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  17. 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.

    7 votes
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  18. Public module for SNMP tables discovery

    Now for SNMP custom discovery we have to develop our own solutions. Like this one: http://qndsnmp.codeplex.com/
    It would be very nice if PG can provide us with an out-of-box module for this. It could result in more community MPs for network devices. Obviously more network devices are covered by monitoring = more happy customers.

    5 votes
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  19. 4 votes
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  20. Add file share monitoring

    It would be nice if Microsoft provided a file share MP that is able to test, alert and report on up/down share status, growth, service status and read/write ability.

    9 votes
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