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  1. HTML5 Portal

    This is a request for a web console that is based on HTML5 and not on silver light. I also need full admin functionality in the portal so I don't have to switch between windows and web console.

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      18 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Updated VSAE to support Visual Studio 2017

      Update VSAE to be fully supported in Visual Studio 2017, which is current.

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        19 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • 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.

        519 votes
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          36 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          under review  ·  SCOM PMsSCOM 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.…

          455 votes
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            9 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Import MIBs to monitor network devices

            A way to import MIB's into SCOM to monitor network devices. This would open a new way to monitor network capabilities from third parties who delivers MIB's.

            441 votes
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              12 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Maintenance Mode from clientside by Agent

              Maintenance Mode can only be startet via console.

              We have a lot of server administrators and automatic scripts which initiate sometimes a reboot.

              It would be great when a machine can be switched to Maintenance Mode by the agent, for example with a Powershell CMDlet.

              256 votes
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                12 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                under review  ·  SCOM PMsSCOM PMs responded

                Thank you for your feature request.

                Do you think adding a “Maintenance” tab to the agent with Duration, Comments and ‘Reason for Maintenance’ help? Admins who have access to the machine (Even Non SCOM Users) and can change MMA settings, should be able able to access this tab and trigger maintenance mode. This proposed tab would internally fire an event which SCOM will look for and trigger maintenance mode.

                Will this solution work for you? Your suggestions are welcome to make “Maintenance Mode from client” a great feature for you to use.

                -Suraj

              • 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.

                249 votes
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                  9 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  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.

                  199 votes
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                    9 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.

                    194 votes
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                      16 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      under review  ·  SCOM PMsSCOM 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?

                    • 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.

                      189 votes
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                        15 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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.

                        187 votes
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                          3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Allow SCOM to use TLS1.2

                          This request is to update SCOM to be able to use TLS1.2 as a secure channel method. Currently SCOM 2012R2 and SCOM 2016 do not support TLS1.1, nor 1.2.

                          160 votes
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                            20 comments  ·  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.

                            138 votes
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                              4 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Provide fast Web-based Dashboard-functionality

                              For SLO's the most obvious usage is that management want to see that the services meet the SLO's. However, there is no good functionality to let them do so in SCOM today.
                              Having them log in to a link on the web console takes way too long and providing them with the out-of-the-box reports is not good-looking.

                              The web presentation layer for this must be more appealing and fast-loading (2-5 seconds) as it is to be viewed at executive meetings. Having this online and available would make SCOM invaluable and the no 1 source for this data from their perspective. …

                              120 votes
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                                1 comment  ·  Reporting  ·  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.

                                102 votes
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                                  5 comments  ·  General  ·  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.

                                  101 votes
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                                    1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Easy way to fetch the list of rules and monitors applicable for a server in SCOM

                                    Way to fetch details of rules and monitors enabled for a scom agent.

                                    99 votes
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                                      6 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  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.

                                      98 votes
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                                        1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  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.

                                        87 votes
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                                        • 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…

                                          81 votes
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