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  1. Group Population using PowerShell.

    PowerShell Cmdlet to populate "Explicit Membership" groups. Should accept pipeline input or as string. Option to specify class. Here is an Example: Get-SCOMGroup _Displayname *Windows|Get-SCOMClassInstance | Add-SCOMGroup -GroupName 'Custom Windows Computers'

    Another Example $list = Get-Content 'C:\servers.txt'
    $list |Add-scomgroup -ClassDisplayName 'Windows Computer'

    57 votes
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  2. 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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  3. Datawarehouse Groom Setttings

    I can change the SCOM operational database grooming settings from within the SCOM console. If I wanted to change SCOM Datawarehouse grooming settings, I have to download the dwdatarp utility from a blog post, get access to the DB and then set the groom settings. This is a request to add Datawarehouse groom settings to the Administration pane.

    40 votes
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  4. Time and weekday based overrides

    it would be great if a override can be set for a specific time range. for example: because of the backup each night between 2am and 3am the cpu utilization is higher then normal. Therefor I want to have a higher threshold set for this time. It would be even better if you also can set the weekday for such an override, for example only an Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 3am

    30 votes
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  5. Better Network Monitoring including Netflow

    Currently Network Monitoring is pretty basic and if you want something decent you have to pay for a third party solution

    25 votes
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  6. Built in timer schedule for monitors

    Have a scheduled monitor module on all monitor types allowing users to turn off alerts at certain times of day removing the need to write your own module and recreate existing monitors with that module included.

    18 votes
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  7. Fix the Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery

    MP Version: 6.0.7296.0
    Discovery : Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery

    This discovery is targeted on Microsoft.Windows.Computer and therefore runs on non Win 2008 computers as well.

    It contains ConditionDetections to determine wheter or not the computer has the correct OS and then executes a script discovery.

    However, on computers not having Win 2008 it will get stuck and it seems that no *empty discovery data* is returned because the condition detection evaluated to false.

    This results in hanging discovery processes and repeated 10000 Events.

    A scheduled discovery task was not started because the previous task for that discovery was still executing.

    Discovery name: Microsoft.Windows.Server.2008.Computer.Discovery …

    9 votes
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  8. Event correlation capabilty

    The ability to correlate multiple issues into a single root cause e.g. a hyper-v host goes down and the monitoring detects this and provides a single alert that shows that the host is down and what guests are impacted

    19 votes
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  9. Create a more granular approach to the SCOM Administrator role. The bulk of our standard Operators require the ability to manage agents.

    Create a more granular approach to the SCOM Administrator role. For example, the bulk of our standard Operators require the ability reinstall/repair/deploy agents. To do this they must be an Administrator, thereby opening them up to a plethora of options they absolutely do not need.

    15 votes
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  10. Connect the HealthService watcher connectivity status to WindowsComputer

    The HealthService watcher is what one would look at to see when a particular server becomes non-responsive.
    For lots of admins this is crucial, but the most apparent way to bring them info on their server(s) is to add the WindowsComputer to a view/subscription.

    To make the scenario complete the WindowsComputer should have a monitor that is connected to the HealthService that informs that it is unavailable as well as a rule that informs when it has been restarted or experienced a DirtyShutdown.

    16 votes
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  11. Adding certificate in a web site template

    Ability to monitor websites that ask for client certificate

    20 votes
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  12. Netflow / jflow / sflow integration

    Operators and users of SCOM are asking for integration of information about the packet flow within the network. Think about information coming from netflow, jflow or sflow implementations on the network devices.

    16 votes
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  13. Support wildcard in UNIX/Linux Log File Monitoring

    Make us be able to use wildcards in the log file path of the "UNIX/Linux Log File Monitoring"-template.

    14 votes
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  14. What's Being Monitored?

    Provide an easy report or way for users to view the effective rules associated to an application and or server (i.e.: What's being monitored).

    It's currently convoluted, somewhat cumbersome and only a SCOM admin can decipher the output.

    12 votes
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  15. provide network device root cause analysis

    Ability to discover all network devices relationship to avoid many alerts when a switch core is unavailable. There is a monitoring like this in the Exchange management pack

    11 votes
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  16. Container Management

    Ability to monitor and visualise containers, this should include Linux as well as Nano \ Server core based containers. This should also include integrations into container management systems like Docker

    12 votes
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  17. Event ID 26373

    We keep receiving this event 26373 in the Operations Manager event log every 1 minute. It does not have much information and just says:
    "The query resulted in 27203 rows.
    This may cause high memory consumption, and affect server performance.
    Consider using buffered mode for this query."

    Have you already addressed this issue or any plans to address it soon?

    9 votes
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  18. discover Linux mounted file systems

    Mounted disks are not discovered, you should have an option to do this

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  19. Add file share monitoring

    It would be nice if Microsoft provided a file share MP that is able to test, alert and report on up/down share status, growth, service status and read/write ability.

    9 votes
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  20. Network Vicinity View / Port Stitching Documentation

    At the moment the whole feature network vicinity view topology creation and port stitching is not documented. We need a transparent technical documentation of the feature.
    Even your own technical support does now know how to troubleshoot this feature in scom.

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