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  1. SNMP_MPGENERATOR

    Appreciate your Effort Making This Handy...

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      0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Operations Manager 2016 Webconsole missing logoff feature

      Operations Manager 2016 Webconsole missing logoff Feature. In Operations Manager 2012 R2 there was a logoff Option in the webconsole. Please reintroduce the logoff feature.

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      • The ability to commit configuration changes in bulk instead of 1 per 1

        When you have to create overrides to workflows, it always freezes the console when applying overrides or changes to SCOM in general. The SCOM Console than says 'busy' and there is not much you can do.
        My idea would be that you can place certain overrides in a 'queue' and then apply them all at once.
        Think of a firewall config where you can make the changes first, and apply them later.
        This would allow us to make a lot more changes to SCOM without affecting the users of the SCOM console too much as you can apply many overrides…

        7 votes
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        • Add a "non-silverlight" web page that can be customized

          a customizable web page where individuals can modify overrides for servers they are scoped for. Overriding rules/monitors is an administrative feature that requires administrator privileges to make changes.

          I don't believe giving the keys to the kingdom should be required for users who want to change the threshold for CPU on their serverA or serverB. This puts the burden on the admin to have to make simple changes that should be self-service for application support technician.

          When I say "customizable", I mean select a user role, the rules/monitors that can have overrides modified. This would eliminate the being tied to…

          9 votes
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            2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A survey on usability of manual reset of monitors

            In SCOM currently there are 3 options to reset monitors when the corresponding alerts are resolved. They are Event reset, timer reset and manual reset. The usual expectation is once the alert is resolved, the corresponding monitor that triggered the alert is moved back to healthy state. But this is not the case if the monitor has manual reset. The administrator has to go change the health state of the monitor manually else the monitor will remain in critical state and generate false alerts.
            We are trying to understand the usability of manual reset option. Your response to this survey…

            4 votes
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              2 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • TSelf-signed certificates on each managed computer should be removed as it hinders environments where a STIG disallows self signed certs

              The requirement for Self-signed certificates (used for data encryption) on each managed computer should be addressed as it complicates management of environments where a STIG disallows self signed certs. Also a public (external) official MS whitepaper should be made available which states that these certs should not be altered or replaced with reasons why or a method provided to replace if this is supported.

              7 votes
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                1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Event Storm suspension

                Just wanted to point out that there is no event collection storm suspension, i had 28million events collected from a server in a short period of time, which flooded the OPSDB, so it would be a good idea to have the ability to suspend the event collection if there is a storm

                20 votes
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                  1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Buffer and send all active email alerts at a later schedule.

                  Add the possibility to send email notifications at the start of the time range in the subscriber settings.

                  For example, a subscriber is set to recieve alerts on week days between 07:00 a.m - 04:30 p.m.
                  Notifications generated outside the time and date range are not beeing sent, as it should.
                  But it would be great if there would be a choice to send all still active alerts generated between 04:30 p.m to 07:00 a.m to the subscriber at the start of their timerange. Like a headup of what is comming for them.

                  6 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • All Management Servers Resource Pool alert is useless

                    So when we get All Management Servers Resource Pool alert it often useless for us. There are no alert context so it is very hard to find the problem scom server.

                    It would be nice to have a problem server in alert description in all cases.

                    Such behavior is on 2012r2 u8

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

                      524 votes
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                        9 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Display Powershell code in SCOM Console when performing tasks.

                        The Exchange management console and some other System Center products display powershell strings when you perform certain management tasks in the console.

                        Basically when you do a certain task, the powershell code required to perform that task gets generated and displayed in the console. This allows you to easily cut & paste that code and insert them into your own scripts for automation.

                        It would be nice if the SCOM console had this same capability.

                        13 votes
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                          0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Customizable admin role

                          Hi,
                          it would be great to get a customizable Administrator role. Often there's the request, that SCOM admins should not be able to not touch various Systems (AD, ...).

                          I could imagine that an Enterprise admin like for AD could be the "top admin" that customizes the roles.

                          Cheers,
                          Patrick

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                          • Notification events

                            Give us some insights about what's going on in the notification channels, even if everything went fine (info events)

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                              1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • More columns in console

                              Would like to have more columns in different console areas (not just dashboards). For example...
                              - Groups: add column to view "total members"
                              - Subscriptions: add column to view "subscription giud"

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                                1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Allow own custom named additional attributes for alerts.

                                . At the moment 3rd party tools use the standard custom attributes and this stops us from integrating own needed information.

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                                • Performance monitoring should also include datawarehouse values.

                                  At the moment only the SCOM DB timerange is available in the performance reports. It should automatically additionally use datawarehouse for longer timeranges.

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                                  • Maintenance mode available on any level of the health service tree

                                    At the moment you cannot set the maitenance in the health tree. You need to the diagram view and find the correct part of the tree which can be set.

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                                    • 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.

                                      76 votes
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                                        3 comments  ·  Administration  ·  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.

                                        125 votes
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                                          1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Explosing the Monitoring Class name and Monitoring Object ID on the console

                                          On the current SCOM console, only the display name of the monitoring class is visible. Would be nice if the actual monitoring class name, and the monitoring object ID can be displayed in the console (i.e. in the state views). This would help MP developers and SCOM users looking up objects when writing MPs, dashboards and scripts.

                                          52 votes
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