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  1. 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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      • Moving views from My WorkSpace to the Monitoring Tree

        Creating test views in My workspace is much fast to PoC and see how it behaves, and it doesn’t slow down the server. When done, you could right click and move it to the main View Tree for final deployment.

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        • Monitoring as a Service - SCOM as PaaS?

          SCOM MS deployment available in the "Azure Gallery" or at least an MS/GW role with pre-requisites on having connectivity to vNet with traditional SCOM MG.

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          • Move through large list by letter

            When in a large list of groups or similar, I would like to be able to scroll by typing letters. Just like file explorer, if I want to get to files beginning with "S" I press the letter "S" on the keyboard. The same should work within the SCOM console.

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            • Enhance disk space monitoring to be more dynamic

              It would be great if the SCOM system checks dynamically the volume size (percent and MB) and adjusts the thresholds according to a list which was defined by Microsoft and is adjustable by override.

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              • End Node Network Monitoring including Port Visibility without SCOM Agent similar to NNMi

                We have a lot of systems that do not have the SCOM agent installed. We currently use HP NNMi for Network Monitoring and would like to move this to SCOM. However, NNMi uses SNMP to discover the network equipment and end nodes. It then provides visibility of the entire network including the port on a switch that a node is attached to. It does this without any agent on the end nodes. I need similar functionality in SCOM. I understand it will do it with an agent installed via port stitching, but I need similar visibility to the end nodes…

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                • Allow the PowerShell framework to be modular and upgradeable with RUx

                  Please add more PowerShell support and integration - as well as allowing administrators to keep the framework up to date.

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                  • Dynamic container membership in Distributed Application

                    For now, any container in Distributed Application (DA) can contain explicit members only. It will be nice to have the same abilities on DA containers like groups have, dynamic membership for instance.
                    Yes, its possible in current version of OpsMgr, but not from GUI, with notepad XML authoring only

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                    • Search for management pack when you create override

                      I want to be able searching MP for saving when I create override

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                      • Allow users to create subscriptions

                        Once an admin has defined channels and subscribers, allowing users to create their own subscriptions will result in a more flexible notification schema and will free admins of this task.

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                        • 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

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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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                            • Keyboard shortcuts

                              Sometimes there is a lot of alerts to manage : some of them to close, some to set resolution state, some to reset monitor health... I would like to use keyboard shortcut to go faster ! Something like Alt + R, Alt + C, Ctrl + W ...

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                              • Better agent failover configuration options.

                                Better agent failover configuration options. Maybe leverage resource pools to build failover associations.

                                i.e. An agents failover association would be automatically managed by a failover group. A failover group could be a resource pool just renamed with a prefix. The agent would point to a primary management server. That primary management server would exist in a failover group with all other management servers that service that failover group. The failover object can be built by looking up what failover group an agents primary management server is in and then using all servers in that group minus it's primary management server

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                                • Whether MP for server 2016, Nano and Azure been been released in SCOM TP3 release

                                  Whether MP for server 2016, Nano and Azure been been released in SCOM TP3 release

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                                  • Enable the MySQL MP's to support Clusters

                                    The introduced functions for monitoring MySQL is a great step in the right direction, but to be of any real value in the business this functionality needs to be extended with support for Monitoring MySQL Clusters.

                                    The Pack should discover if the node is configured as a cluster member, identify the remaining partners, and adopt monitoring to expose cluster related health details.

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                                    • MMA Agent as a Windows Feature, DSC for Agent

                                      Make the SCOM agent as part of the windows Server OS. DSC for agent to control MG/MS an agent reports to.

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                                      • 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.

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                                        • To integrate an option in Authoring pane to create custom classes

                                          There is no option to create classes in SCOM 2012 authoring pane. We have to use MP author or other third party tool or do a manual xml editing. It would be nice if we have a way to create custom classes in SCOM authoring pane it self.

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