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  1. A way to reset monitors automatically when alert is closed

    A lot of customers close alerts generated by monitors. Although they got very good instructions, they don't reset the monitors. PowerShell and Greenmaschine, don't do a very good job in resetting monitors. there should be a way to automatically reset monitors when an alert is closed and/or an option to reset all monitors to a green state.

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      39 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      under review  ·  SCOM PMs responded

      Thank you for your feedback.

      Would it help if we added a global setting in Administration → Settings → Alerts that would automatically reset a monitor whenever an alert generated by it is closed?

    • 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.…

      513 votes
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        9 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        312 votes
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          12 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          283 votes
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            under review  ·  9 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Better / flexible Notifications, Subscriptions

            The subscriptions are very limited in setting criterias. A more granular targeting and options would help deliver more accurate notifications. E.g. there is no way to exclude.

            232 votes
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              under review  ·  16 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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.

              212 votes
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                17 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?

              • 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.

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                  3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

                  186 votes
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                    5 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 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.

                    167 votes
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                      11 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Keep NOAPM=1 as default setting for all MMA versions

                      The APM component (regardless of APM being enabled) frequently breaks .NET applications. Re-installing agent with NOAPM=1 means we cannot leverage the SCOM console to deploy agents. Request

                      145 votes
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                        5 comments  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

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                          1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

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                            1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Correct the fact that all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset when a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted.

                            When a Management Server (or Gateway) is rebooted, all UNIX/Linux-based monitor health states are reset, resulting in the subsequent re-generation of a slew of alerts for all related x-plat agents

                            112 votes
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                              15 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Gateway Server should ping Agents

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

                              108 votes
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                                7 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • 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*'.

                                107 votes
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                                  under review  ·  3 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • 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.

                                  105 votes
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                                    0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • 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…

                                    96 votes
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                                      7 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • 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…

                                      94 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • 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.

                                        93 votes
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                                          under review  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • 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.

                                          77 votes
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