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  1. 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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      • 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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          • 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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                    • 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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                              0 comments  ·  Application Performance Monitoring  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • 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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                                        • 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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