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  1. Bettery history tab

    Add more context in the history tab on an alert, I want more then alert modified by, what fields where change from what to what.

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  3. Subscription: SMS channel. Text message field 160 characters limit

    "Text message" field is limited to 160 default characters. That's right if you are filling the field with the actual message. Most of us are filling this field with OpsMgr variables.
    The $Data[Default='Not Present']/Context/DataItem/ResolutionStateName$ is 67 symbols long, but in the actual SMS message in most cases this will be 3-8 symbols. This limit often prevents us from creating a good and descriptive SMS alerts...

    7 votes
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  4. Monitor Symantec Netbackup solution

    Monitoring servers as network devices in an attempt to monitor Netbackup solution.

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  5. Offline Catalog

    The ability to download and setup an Offline Catalog for secure environments that have no Internet Access. This would not only help when importing new management packs, but when working in Visual Studio in said environment.

    7 votes
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  6. Simpler Powershell interaction

    interacting OpsMgr with Powershell is a nightmare. It must be like in ConfigMgr. Objects (and their properties and actions) in PS must be the same that in GUI

    3 votes
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  7. Easier to discover SQL Cluster

    It seems there is no easy way to determine why a SQL Cluster is not being discovered. The host OS gets discovered, but if you don't have all the accounts right and sometimes it still doesn't get discovered. there doesn't seem to be anything in the logs to say why its not being discovered.

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  8. splunk vs scom 2012 r2

    i was working on domain controllers performance issue last week, i had booth spunk and scom side by side , splunk is a lot faster and can show real time data where as scom can time range from minutes,hours and days . it had been great if we can get real time performance data as splunk. SCOM webconsole is also very slow.

    4 votes
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  9. Allow 3rd part Devs to create Universal Apps

    Currently there are no SCOM related apps in the Windows store as the SDK service requires the password in secure string format which Universal Apps do not support. Please change this requirements so we can't get some decent SCOM live tiles and dashboards created.

    https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh328992.aspx

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  10. Design SCOM to allow MSPs to more easily monitor multi customer environments

    MSPs like ourselves would like SCOM to be designed in a way which allows us to monitor multi customer environments from the one management group easily with little management overhead. Currently SCOM is very difficult to manage in this configuration and requires a lot of customizations around views and groups to separate out monitoring between customers.

    Current version of SCOM does not seem be designed around multi customer configurations. We would like to see design go into SCOM which allows us to easily monitor multiple customers, on premise, cloud etc from the one SCOM infrastructure.

    4 votes
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  11. SharePoint Management Pack: Multiple Farms including Cross-Farm Shared Services

    The current SharePoint Management Pack does not recognize the context of a SharePoint Farm, or rather, it assumes that all SharePoint servers are part of the same farm. Most all organization will have multiple farms (at a minimum they will have pre-production and production farms if they are doing any sort development). Many large organizations have multiple farm to consolidate services and/or content. If configured to do so, these farms can share services such as Managed Metadata, Search, and User Profiles. Monitoring and maintaining the many services within a SharePoint farm, as well as farm-to-farm services, in Operations Manager should…

    2 votes
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  12. 4 votes
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  13. Build Network Vicinity View based on all devices

    Currently the Network Vicinity View is build inside the discovery rule, this leads to a scoped network vicinity because links between nodes in difference discovery rules aren't known.

    To administer the network monitoring enviroment the discovery rules are split over several management servers. It would be nice if this doesn't impact the vicinity view.

    An idea would be too build the vicinity view in a seperate discovery with the objects managed by a resource pool as boundry.

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  14. Ability to script overrides in bulk

    If you have strict controls around what is enabled in an MP it's very time consuming enabling rules/monitors that target multiple groups.

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  15. An option to modify the alert description on sealed MPs

    Some of the alert names and description are hard to understand in Operations. If we could override or change the these objects on sealed MPs, this would make the console easier to understand.

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  16. Web Application Transaction monitoring via Global Service Monitor

    At the moment it is only possible to do Web Application Availability monitoring with GSM. It would be very usefull if Web Application Transaction monitoring could also be done with GSM

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  17. Out of the box monitoring for power supplies and fans for network devices

    Most of the devices do not have out of the box monitoring for fans and power supplies. I believe that this is a required feature for SCOM to be beneficial.

    4 votes
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  18. Prevent duplicate unsealed MP Names

    When creating an unsealed MP in the console for or customizations/overrides for sealed MP’s there’s no check for duplicate display names. If I have “Windows.Server.Overrides” I can continue adding “Windows.Server.Overrides” MP’s. When adding overrides on the fly it’s easy to miss the proper destination mp and create a new one. When (if) this is noticed in the future we have to export out one, see what it’s doing and import those settings into the first (and should be only) unsealed mp for that sealed mp.

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  19. Browser support for web console

    This needs improved to support more browers like Chrome and Firefox.

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  20. Linux discovery for list of servers

    When you discover Windows servers you can paste a list of servers into the dialog box. This doesn't exist for Linux. Only option is to add devices one by one, or to do a network discovery.

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