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  1. VSAE Support for Visual Studio 2019 and System Center 2019

    VSAE should support Visual Studio 2019 and System Center 2019

    65 votes
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  2. Create role for application monitoring author that doesn't require SCOM admin

    Currently it requires SCOM admin access to run Authoring console templates like Web Transaction Monitoring. In large enterprise environment, dev team should be able to create and modify web transaction monitors in the SCOM authoring space themselves without needing SCOM admin.

    7 votes
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  3. Release and maintain a 2019 version of the "System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit"

    Release and maintain a 2019 version of the "System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 Authoring Resource Kit".

    This tool is an absolute gem in training new people to SCOM, which also gives them a better understanding on how everything is pieced together and useful for design work...

    3 votes
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  4. Service Level Tracking - Add 'Business Hours'

    Please add the ability to define 'business hours' or schedules when authoring SLO objects. This would allow SLO tracking of objects only at given times or schedules to match business needs.

    5 votes
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  5. HTML authoring portal in Web Console

    Provide Operations Console authoring functionality as a HTML portal in Web Console.

    4 votes
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  6. Authoring tools - please create extension for VSCode

    Hello! I think it would be great if you created VSCode extension that adds to authoring of Management Packs - features like intellisense, class definitons and so on. I guess VSCode would be a nice tool to edit XML files, if it had proper definitions.

    Thanks!

    35 votes
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  7. Allow dynamic grouping of all objects that are associated with a given criteria

    For better alert Distribution it would be great to be able to create dynamic Groups that contain all objects based on a given criteria. I create a Group, provide a servername as criteria for example and all objects that have a relation to the Server become members of the Group (SQL DBs, IIS Websites, Hyper-V Host, HDDs, etc.). Right now it his very hard to accomplish this task. This feature would be awesome.

    6 votes
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  8. Allow Powershell script in Agent task

    Currently only vbs is supported, when creating Agent based task. For now, PS is mostly installed on all recent OS please implement support for adding Powershell scripts here.
    You can mark it somehow- to distinguish VBS/PS based tasks, so users are not running ( or know and accepts) it on systems which do not support PS.

    30 votes
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  9. Web Test created in VS should run internally as well

    Currently we could create web tests in Visual Studio and run them from agents in GSM, but it works only for public facing web sites. That would be awesome for internal use as well.

    Microsoft would offer a new great feature to SCOM and would have the opportunity to sell more VS Ultimate Editions ;-)

    Thanks,
    Patrick

    72 votes
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  10. Add PowerShell cmdlets to create views, rules and monitors in SCOM

    Today, there is a measley three PowerShell cmdlets for making new items in SCOM. The only thing we can do with PowerShell is make a New ScomLocation (pretty useful, I will admit), and make a new Management Group connection, or a new resource pool.

    That's it. There is very little useful scripting support for SCOM. If you take a look at ConfigMgr, there are more than 100 cmdlets for making new items! This needs to change.

    My vote is to first create cmdlets to support making new rules, then new monitors, and finally new views.

    The syntax should be something…

    64 votes
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  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.

    302 votes
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  12. 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.

    203 votes
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. Adding certificate in a web site template

    Ability to monitor websites that ask for client certificate

    20 votes
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  17. Script Rule & Monitor wizard should offer Syntax highlighting, better also intelli-sense and code-completion for VBS and PS1

    That would make script rules and monitor creation so much easier and less error prone.

    Thank you :-)

    3 votes
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  18. Change the default value of an alias in VSAE

    It would be great to be able to configure the default value of a reference Alias in VSAE. The function within the Authoring Extensions always chooses the first letter of each node in the XML Name.I'd like to change it to use my default..
    For example, If I add Unix.Authoring.Library, the default value of the alias will be UAL, in each new project....

    3 votes
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  19. Dynamically create Knowledge

    I have had multiple customers ask if we can dynamically compile product knowledge.

    By this I mean an alert is raised within Operations Manager, the knowledge associated with the alert could be tailored for a specific Rule or Monitor AND Discovered Instance.

    This would then allow such knowledge as internal escalation procedures to be concise and contextual.

    A suggested example of this could be applying some sort of condition detection using the Full Path Name as a string and if it matches, display certain text for that specific instance.

    9 votes
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  20. Improve VSAE and it's MP developing tools

    visual studio tools such as mp simulator are not usable now. Improving these developing tools and the extension itself, will make authoring new management packs a more easier job.

    4 votes
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