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  1. 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.

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            0 comments  ·  Other Management Packs  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • 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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              0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 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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                0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • 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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                  0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 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.

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                    0 comments  ·  General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • improve managmenet packs dashboards

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

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

                      2 votes
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                        0 comments  ·  Network Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • 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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                        • 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.

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

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                                  • Counter type for value for Rule/Monitor

                                    Calculate delta of value between measurements divided by time between measurements. A lot of snmp devices use it. (like rrdtool and nagios)

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                                    • Public module for SNMP tables discovery

                                      Now for SNMP custom discovery we have to develop our own solutions. Like this one: http://qndsnmp.codeplex.com/
                                      It would be very nice if PG can provide us with an out-of-box module for this. It could result in more community MPs for network devices. Obviously more network devices are covered by monitoring = more happy customers.

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                                      • 4 votes
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                                        • Search when picking rules for dashboard

                                          When you are creating a performance view for specific rules, you are presented with this huge list which has no specific naming convention. Using the same dialog as the rules for notification might help.

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