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  1. Allow for management servers be excluded from All Management Servers resource pool without breaking automatic membership for new servers.

    For proxies that use Management Servers as their base (Veeam Collectors), removing them from the all management servers resource pool breaks automatic membership for new management servers. It would be nice to have a way to mark management servers somehow to NOT be included in the all management servers resource pool, perhaps by an attribute, so that new servers will still be included in that resource pool.

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    • 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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      • Add a column for maintenance mode under the Agent Managed view in Administration

        Often when scanning through the agent-managed view in the Administration tab I will see agents that are grayed-out. I then have to go to the Monitoring Tab and look under "Windows Servers" in order to see if they are gray because they are in maintenance mode.

        It would be nice to be able to see this under Administration as well so that I can easily tell if there is something wrong with an agent.

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        • Maintenance Mode history

          A simple view, just to see the last 10 times a machine was put in maintenance mode, for how long (start- and endtime, or starttime and duration), and by who.

          7 votes
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          • 5 votes
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              0 comments  ·  Authoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Capacity Management Pack

              I 'm missing a default capacity management pack for monitoring and deep inspection for Hyper V and Cluster environments .
              One button overview for storage and server consumption in time

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                0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Monitor Symantec Netbackup solution

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

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                • 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.

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                  • Ability to Make dashboards public and not require a login without relying on sharepoint.

                    This would be best paired with the HTML 5 web console request, as to requiring a plugin to see the dashboards can make impromptu presentations a pain.

                    But without having to define all users into a read only role, I want to be able to flag content as public and not require a login into the web console to view.

                    Dashboards get created for projects all the time, and need to have good flexibility on who sees the data.

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                    • 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

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                      • 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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                          0 comments  ·  SQL Management Pack  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • 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.

                          5 votes
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                            0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • 4 votes
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                              0 comments  ·  Unix/Linux Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Standardize source and path across management packs

                              For drive space alerts, "source" is the drive, "path" is the computer. SCOM hearbeat alerts use "source" as the computer and "path" as the SCOM namespace path. SQL has "source" as the instance name, and "path" as the computer\instance name, and AD sets both to computer name. It would be good if these were standardized; for example, "source" could be the computer with the problem, and "path" may be the SCOM namespace path. Or perhaps a new field could be added for the computer name.

                              3 votes
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                              • Self Help utility to add New Network Devices

                                I want to be able to easily certify a network device for extended monitoring when support for a network device is not available out of box in SCOM.

                                16 votes
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                                • 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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                                  • Create a self service style interface for notifications

                                    Create an interface similar to the Distributed Application designer where users (Non SCOM admins) can search/drag and drop SCOM objects that they would like to be notified on.

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                                    • 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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                                      • improve managmenet packs dashboards

                                        each management pack contain some dashboards without any standard.
                                        heat map dashboards for all server roles, logical disk etc.

                                        4 votes
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                                        • 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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