General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. Update MP Simulator in Visual Studio Authoring Extensions to support *NIX Management Pack bundles

    Please update VSAE to fully support *NIX Management Pack bundles. Current version seem to have issues with either MP Bundles or with *NIX MPs or both.

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  2. SCOM Infrastructure performance troubleshooting

    Please provide ETW providers that would make it easier for admins to understand why a monitoring service on a management server consumes more resources than others. It would be very helpful if there was a way to see which workflows are being executed, linking workflow details (like Object ID, Rule ID, etc.) with the Process ID and Thread ID that run that on a particular server. This information would be very helpful in chasing resource hungry workflows.

    14 votes
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  3. SCOM Integrations

    Please improve the experience for integrations to hook up to SCOM. Instead of hardcoding an integration against an individual Management Server (i.e. VMM, but others as well) please provide support for multi-host configuration, so that integrations could automatically switch from one node to another

    20 votes
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  4. Standardize source and path across management packs

    For drive space alerts, "source" is the drive, "path" is the computer. SCOM hearbeat alerts use "source" as the computer and "path" as the SCOM namespace path. SQL has "source" as the instance name, and "path" as the computer\instance name, and AD sets both to computer name. It would be good if these were standardized; for example, "source" could be the computer with the problem, and "path" may be the SCOM namespace path. Or perhaps a new field could be added for the computer name.

    3 votes
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  5. Alert object should always contain source server FQDN

    The alert object does not always contain the source FQDN of the generating server. This property should be able to get by PowerShell. This would help building connectors using PowerShell / SMA etc.

    208 votes
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  6. Enable distributed database

    It would be good if, in a distributed management server setup, we could distribute database servers as well, so there's a local database for each management server.

    4 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. Auditing changes in SCOM

    I have no way to know who made what changes in the SCOM environment. There are multiple admins and they change settings such as Install MPs/ Remove MPs/ Change Overrides/ Author new rules/ Change Admin settings/ Create new users/etc. There is never a way to know who did what.

    This is a feature request to Audit all major changes to the SCOM environment.

    389 votes
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  9. Datawarehouse Groom Setttings

    I can change the SCOM operational database grooming settings from within the SCOM console. If I wanted to change SCOM Datawarehouse grooming settings, I have to download the dwdatarp utility from a blog post, get access to the DB and then set the groom settings. This is a request to add Datawarehouse groom settings to the Administration pane.

    41 votes
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  10. License Key in SCOM setup

    There is no way to enter the license key through SCOM setup even if I had the keys with me handy. The Installer installs SCOM always as an evaluation version. I will then have to remember to enter license key through a powershell script to upgrade from an evaluation version of Operations Manager to a licensed version. This request is to add a step in the Setup wizard to accept a license key.

    3 votes
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  11. Agent Remotely Manageable Flag

    There are actions I want to take on an agent such as "Change Primary Management Server","Repair","Uninstall" which are grayed out and not available in the console. They are greyed out because of a flag in the database that gets set when a agent is manually installed and not installed through the Console. These actions are disabled for such agents because when an agent is manually installed, SCOM assumes that it is for a reason and doesn't want to break it.

    However, there are situations when an agent is manually installed but there is no need to disable these actions. In…

    22 votes
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