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  1. make SCOM Faster!!!

    SCOM can be extremely slow and is a constant issue for our users, like embarrassingly slow...Not sure what it will take to improve the console speed but here are some suggestions:
    Configure the views to be efficient out of the box.
    Disable by default whatever is taking so long to load.
    Re-design the database. More indexes.
    Cache the views on the SCOM Console servers.
    Make a better search function, so even if it is slow, users can quickly find what they are looking for.
    Load pieces of the views at a time, like server name, then health state, then MM.…

    531 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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.

    365 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. 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.

    298 votes
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    under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Ability to use gMSA accounts in SCOM

    Do any of you have a requirement to use gMSA accounts in your SCOM environment? If you do, please upvote this suggestion and kindly add the scenario you hope to use it for and how it would help you.

    237 votes
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    17 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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.

    216 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?

  6. 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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    4 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. 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.

    199 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Provide examples (sample code) for SCOM 1801+ REST API

    Hi,

    since 1801 SCOM offers a REST API. That is great and I'd like to leverage it for some cross platform scenarios.

    Unfortunately the examples (currently just JavaScript and related to alerts) don't help me.

    Please add examples (sample code) in PowerShell , C# or provide Swagger compatibility.

    Many thanks

    Ruben

    170 votes
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    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. 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.

    149 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. 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.

    128 votes
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  11. Gateway Server should ping Agents

    Agents managed by a Gateway Server should be pinged by that instead of a Management Server.

    116 votes
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    7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. 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.

    114 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Allow wildcards to exclude some Databases/instance and not all

    To exclude an instance or database from discovery, you have to either specify the full name or use * to exclude everything. It would be much more use to be able to exclude '*_clone' or '*test*'.

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    under review  ·  3 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Read-Only Administrator Role

    There should be a Read-Only Administrator Role that allows the viewing of all the useful views and dashboards in the SCOM Admin pane, but without the ability to perform actions such as run tasks etc.

    Our scenario is that we have regulators that say because tasks can be performed against a server (and so someone could, if they want, maliciously run code through SCOM to do something bad to a server), we have to record these sessions and have the accounts managed via tools such as CyberArk.

    The issue here is that all of the roles from SCOM Administrator down…

    111 votes
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  15. Reduce CPU impact for SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter script

    The SCOMpercentageCPUTimeCounter (vbs or ps1) used by Agent processor utilization rule and monitor runs on each agent every 5 minutes (321 sec) and with a sync time set to 00:00.

    This causes CPU spike on virtualization hosts.

    110 votes
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    started  ·  5 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. After Management Server removal, some orphaned objects remain

    After the deletion of a management server according the description in https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh456439(v=sc.12).aspx some objects will remain
    Those objects can just get deleted through manual operations in the database. ==> Custom SP dbo.sp_RemoveObjectByTypedManagedEntityId
    The Health Service Watcher Object always remains after deletion.
    This behaviour is reproducible with SCOM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2016

    Expected Behavior
    The customer expects that if he strictly follows the step-by-step instructions to remove a management server from the management group, nothing should remain somewhere, neither in the database nore in the filesystem, registry or somewhere else

    Analysis
    I reproduced the problematic behavior in two different environments…

    98 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Develop Office 365 Synthetic Transaction Management Pack

    The official Office 365 Management Pack is only covering the (Microsoft)Data Center view of the availability of Office 365 services. It provides no information on an end user's perception of the availability of the services.
    In order to do this, I have created a custom management pack that provides a framework for synthetic transactions that can be run from SCOM Agent computers against Exchange and SharePoint Online. I also have created some synthetic transactions as an example on how to get these up and running: External MailFlow (ExO), Calendar Access (ExO), Up-and Download Files to SPO.
    There has been a…

    96 votes
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  18. 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.

    90 votes
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  19. Ability to turn off alerts not able to be closed in SCOM 2019

    We need to be able to disable the feature preventing alerts from being closed if the monitor is in an unhealthy state.

    As it currently stands integration with a Service desk such as Netcool is problematic as if the alert is closed in the service desk when the writeback happens to SCOM the chain breaks as the alert cannot always be closed in SCOM.

    Feature below:

    If you close an alert generated by a monitor (from the Operations Console “Active alerts” view) which is in a unhealthy state then the following message will be displayed and the alert will not…

    88 votes
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  20. Path, MP, Class, GUIDs, etc. Columns Needed in Numerous Screens

    - Groups: Add column for MP (where group is defined/stored)
    - Groups: add column to view "total members"
    - Group Explicit Members: Only the DisplayName of classes appear. There are many, many duplicate class names and it's nearly impossible to select the correct one. Add columns for MP and class Name.
    - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"
    - Performance View: when adding specific rules to a perf view only the DisplayName of the rules appear. Add columns for Name and MP.
    - Management Pack/Alert Tuning: Add path information
    - State Views: Add column for class Name and Monitoring…

    77 votes
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