General Operations Manager Feedback

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  1. Network Vicinity View - manually edit Topology

    There needs to be an option to manually edit the network topology created by the network discovery. At the moment the process is not transparent why some associations between network components are not visible in the vicinity view.

    17 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Logical Chain of Components (Alert Storm Prevention)

    We need an option to associate components to each other to prevent an alert storm created by a failure of a central component.
    For example if a central router on a remote location fails we get alerts from each component monitored at the location even though its still available locally.

    201 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Easier to discover SQL Cluster

    It seems there is no easy way to determine why a SQL Cluster is not being discovered. The host OS gets discovered, but if you don't have all the accounts right and sometimes it still doesn't get discovered. there doesn't seem to be anything in the logs to say why its not being discovered.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Dynamic Application Discovery for creating Distributed Applications (Services)

    Implementation of dynamic application discovery like former BlueStripe software and building the corresponding distributed application with all it's dependencies.

    219 votes
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    20 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

    Thanks for your suggestion and up-votes. This request is under review and we will keep this thread updated on developments about the integration.

    Meanwhile, I have a question for everyone that requested this feature. Hypothetically speaking, “If” this feature will be available in SCOM console ONLY if you have the OMS addon, would you be willing to/able to use this feature? Do any of you have a limitation of not being able to use OMS along with your SCOM environment?

  5. Multi Tenancy

    Better Multi Tenancy support. As an hoster with both datacenter and on-premise customers we need better support for customers integration and general setup in the console.

    127 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Support for Powershell 3,4,5 script monitors

    Powershell agent only executes Powershell 2.0 commands and does not have support for any other Powershell versions/commands. Add a support to create Powershell script monitor that supports commands from PS 3,4,5.

    58 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Real time monitoring for troubleshooting purposes

    Sometimes need to get the same monitoring data trata comes from MP but in real time as perfmon gets. A troubleshooting tool or add- in that get the same data in real time for a short time.

    12 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. SCOM Authoring Allow the admin to input the Monitor/Rules ID

    SCOM Authoring Allow the admin to input the Monitor/Rules ID instate of the random one.

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Connect the HealthService watcher connectivity status to WindowsComputer

    The HealthService watcher is what one would look at to see when a particular server becomes non-responsive.
    For lots of admins this is crucial, but the most apparent way to bring them info on their server(s) is to add the WindowsComputer to a view/subscription.

    To make the scenario complete the WindowsComputer should have a monitor that is connected to the HealthService that informs that it is unavailable as well as a rule that informs when it has been restarted or experienced a DirtyShutdown.

    16 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Bring the Operational Insights reporting capabilities to on-prem SCOM

    The reporting capabilties in the Operational Insights / OMS looks awesome!
    Unfortulately, lots of SCOM setups cannot for several regulatory reasons not be connected to the Operational Insights / OMS.
    Please bring the equivalent experience to the on-prem SCOM solutions as well.

    118 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. A GUI based approach to create PowerShell rules and monitors

    Within the GUI there is no easy way to create PowerShell script monitors and rules. Please add a GUI driven wizard to create those.

    311 votes
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    under review  ·  10 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Simplify maintenance mode

    It is hard to put a machine with dependicies in maintenance mode.
    For example in cluster you have to put the machine in maintenance mode, the cluster, some services on the other machines in the cluster.
    If that could be simplifyed it would be good.
    Like: maintenance mode for machine and dependencies.

    26 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. SQL Query monitor

    Add a possibility to create SQL query monitor right from the Authoring Console.

    13 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Enable activedirectory group usage in scom

    The group functonality is not good. You should be able to use active directory groups to target MP:s/views and so on.

    91 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Display MP where SCOM Group is stored

    There is no easy way to figure out where the SCOM Group is located. A column in the GUI Authoring/Groups with the MP Name where the SCOM Group is stored.

    44 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Prevent Management Servers to be put into Maintenance Mode

    Make a bool setting on each Management Server object to check mark, that this MS cannot be accidentally put into Maintenenance Mode. This would avoid a lot of Problems for customers who put servers into Maintenance Mode.

    78 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. 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.

    7 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. 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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    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  19. 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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    0 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. 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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    1 comment  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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