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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Browser support for web console

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

    2 votes
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  4. 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.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 4 votes
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  15. 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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  16. Create a SCOM Report that Mimics the PAL Reports

    The Performance Analysis of Logs (PAL) Tool is an awesome tool for documenting (benchmarking) or troubleshoot a system. There should be something similar in OpsMgr that we can use either as a report or a dashboard.

    An ideal solution would be to import templates (like PAL does), so that OpsMgr can then apply it to a system for a period of time. The reports would then function in a similar fashion so that admins can address performance issues or provide benchmarks.

    10 votes
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  17. selective monitor to choose management pack per server

    I would like to have an option to have a monitor nothing to monitoring what I need vs every management pack approach. For example, do my hyper-v hosts need to check for exchange monitors all the time? No so I would like to say these monitors only without doing some big to do for it.

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  18. Dynamic graphing

    I think it would be cool if scom graphs could highlight point in time areas to zoom in on for more detailed graphs. Its cumbersome to change the date and time to an estimated area.

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  19. Easier way to manage non trust systems.

    Make it easier to manage non-domain/other domain systems. I understand the need to encrypt communication. But id acceptable I'd like the option to allow non encrypted or bypass security certs and provide encryption. This is more small business friendly. Which I think SCOM should try and be.

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  20. SQL MP should be enterprise ready

    Today sql MP is recommended for max 50 databases. That's not very enterprise-ish. Maybe a complete rewrite is needed.

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