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  1. 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.

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      1 comment  ·  Windows Server OS Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • The VSAE template for alert rules should allow specification of alert suppression criteria.

      Right now I use the template to create the rule, then cut and past from the mpx to another mpx, add the suppression criteria and then delete the template.

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        1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Option for no email if alert auto-resolves within delay time frame

        Currently in SCOM I can set a delay on a notification subscription. Though, if I set a delay for 10 minutes, and the alert auto-resolves and closes within that time frame I still get a "closed". The purpose of the delay in most environments is because you might not want to see that quick IISReset or something like that.

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          0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • Improve Dashboard Widgets to have same functionality as standard views

          Whether I use a standard view (Alert, State, Perf, etc) or include the same type of view in a dashboard, I would like to see them have all of the same options especially for filtering. For instance you can filter alerts by object class in a standard Alert view, but you cannot in an Alert dashboard widget.

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            1 comment  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Shared Knowledge Base Management Pack

            Create a TechNet and/or MS Forum MP that collects solutions from the SCOM userbase on MP alerts, overrides, etc.

            4 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow for consolidated distributed application views across multiple SCOM instances

              Allow for an hierarchal SCOM instance structure (e.g. servers in a region report to a regional instance, regional instances report to a global instance) - not just for alerts - but for distributed application model views as well. Allow for flexibility on what is passed up the chain of SCOM instances. I'm failry new to SCOM so not sure if this support is already there (beyond alerts only, and without having multi-homed agents)

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                1 comment  ·  Setup and Deployment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Easy way to report monitors/rules and override on a per server or group basis

                We are constantly being asked for what is being monitored on our servers (s). This is not an easy question to ask. A report for a server/group showing all monitored/rules and overrides across all management packs would be extremely usefull

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                  0 comments  ·  Reporting  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Agent Remotely Manageable Flag

                  There are actions I want to take on an agent such as "Change Primary Management Server","Repair","Uninstall" which are grayed out and not available in the console. They are greyed out because of a flag in the database that gets set when a agent is manually installed and not installed through the Console. These actions are disabled for such agents because when an agent is manually installed, SCOM assumes that it is for a reason and doesn't want to break it.

                  However, there are situations when an agent is manually installed but there is no need to disable these actions. In…

                  22 votes
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                    0 comments  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Update MP Simulator in Visual Studio Authoring Extensions to support *NIX Management Pack bundles

                    Please update VSAE to fully support *NIX Management Pack bundles. Current version seem to have issues with either MP Bundles or with *NIX MPs or both.

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                      1 comment  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Filter alerts for resolution state and timeframe in the default Alerts view in the right side Task pane.

                      I would suggest a way to filter alerts for resolution state and timeframe in the default Alerts view in the right side Task pane.
                      This would ease up the troubleshooting and navigation in the console.

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                        0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Add alert thresholds to performance views

                        Add the warning and critical thresholds to performance views as lines across the charts.

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

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                            0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Improved WMI query bulding functionality

                            When creating WMI-based performance rules & unit monitors, provide the "triangle" button in order to be able to specify any of the workflow's target properties (or hosted) when building the WMI query. Queries running agents hosting multiple instances of a targeted class (ex.: Logical Disk) will require that we filter the WMI query using the "WHERE" clause. For example:

                            WHERE DeviceID = '$Target/Property[Type="MicrosoftWindowsLibrary!Microsoft.Windows.LogicalDevice"]/DeviceID$'

                            Note that the button is available when building Windows Performance-based workflows (Object & Instance fields).

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                              0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Improved "Change Scope" functionality

                              leave the "Clear All" button accessible at all times in the "Scope Management Pack Objects" dialog box.

                              I (and my clients) constantly find myself checking a bogus class in the "Scope Management Pack Objects" dialog box, just to be able to access the "Clear All" button, and proceed with my new class filtering selections.

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                              • 6 votes
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                                • Web Application Transaction Monitoring record actions not working on IE 10

                                  As I understand this the Record action only works with an early version of IE. If you are running Server 2012, and IE 10, the Record dialog box won't appear.

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                                    1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Management Pack differential reporting.

                                    Many companies have change management policies that require that new monitoring rules or changes in updated MP's are documented and vetted. There should be a native way within SCOM to do a differential report to show all of the rules and monitors that have changed between versions of an MP.

                                    6 votes
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                                      1 comment  ·  Administration  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Extended properties for classes to add custom attributes.

                                      We would like to populate CMDB data in SCOM. There are ways to make this happen, but we would prefer to just have some blank values CF1-CF10 and a corresponding powershell cmdlet to do it.

                                      8 votes
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                                      • Enhance the web application transaction recorder to track mouse movements.

                                        Currently when you configure a web application monitor you cannot simply use the macro recorder to record a sequence of actions using your mouse. Everything has to be hard-coded via URL strings. SCOM web application monitoring should be on par with other web application monitoring tools on the market that allow you to use a recorder to track mouse movement and make things like monitoring a web site via SSO easier.

                                        4 votes
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                                          0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • machine learning

                                          integrate machine learning to provide Predictive analytics, the aim is to identify issues before they become service impacting

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